TALES OF A BLERD BALLERINA:
There we are. The awkward. The tragically uncool. The nerdy Black Girl. Take the short trip to visit being a child of the 80s on the verge of..something.”Tales of a Blerd Ballerina”.. because my love of Pearljam doesn’t ease my struggle.
UNTITLED MOTHER/DAUGHTER PLAY
Giselle De La Rosa and her teenaged daughter, Chamila, play a mother/daughter duo clashing after months of witnessing widespread social unrest while in isolation and quarantine. The daughter wants permission from her mother to participate in a BLM protest; the reluctant mother is worried about the daughter’s health (re: COVID) and safety after police brutality against local protestors, and wants to keep her out of harm’s way. During a long, revealing conversation on their front porch, they are able to imagine what’s happening in the world beyond their front porch, coming to terms with each other to arrive at a delicate truce. This naturalistic, character driven play will explore explosive issues, generational rifts during this time of profound upheaval, and the differing perspectives and perceptions of Latinx people towards social injustice towards African-Americans.