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MOJADA

LuEsther Hall

July 2 - August 18, 2019

Estimated running time: 1 hour 45 minutes

New York Premiere

Written by Luis Alfaro
Directed by Chay Yew

Daring, imaginative, and unforgettable – TheaterMania

Nail-bitingly epic and beautifully written, acted and directed – The Daily Beast

[Sabina Zúñiga] Varela’s performance is illuminating – The Wrap


MacArthur Genius Award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro returns with the New York premiere of his stirring drama about love, immigration, and sacrifice, inspired by the Ancient Greek story of Medea. 
Helmed by Chay Yew (Oedipus El Rey), this play masterfully combines ancient storytelling with the most pressing issues facing our country today, following a young Mexican mother who gives up everything to bring her son to America, only to find America demands even more.

Alfaro’s OEDIPUS EL REY, produced last season in collaboration with the Sol Project, was hailed by The New York Times as a “dynamic reminder that we are living in a political moment when stories matter.”

With great poetry, humor, and heart, MOJADA is a bold new telling of a story as old as tragedy itself.

VANESSA ASPILLAGA

VANESSA ASPILLAGA

ALEX HERNANDEZ

ALEX HERNANDEZ

ADA MARIS

ADA MARIS

BENJAMIN LUIS McCRACKEN

BENJAMIN LUIS McCRACKEN

SOCORRO SANTIAGO

SOCORRO SANTIAGO

SABINA ZÚÑIGA VARELA

SABINA ZÚÑIGA VARELA

MOJADA is made possible by David Frederick & Sophia Lynn.

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CREATIVE TEAM
Scenic Design Arnulfo Maldonado
Costume Design Haydee Zelideth
Lighting Design David Weiner
Sound Design Mikhail Fiksel
Hair Style Consultant & Wig Designer Earon Chew Nealey
Projection Design Stephan Mazurek
Fight and Intimacy Director UnkleDave's Fight-House

Production Stage Manager Buzz Cohen
Stage Manager Luisa Sánchez Colón


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Background photo credit: Joan Marcus

Season 2018-2019

Mojada

Luis Alfaro includes el Guaco as a striking and powerful symbol in his play Mojada. Guaco plants have the reputation of having curative powers. It was named after the Guaco (bird) or the Laughing Falcon. This bird of prey’s diet mostly consists of snakes, even venomous ones. If it is bitten, it seeks out the Guaco plant, eats the leaves, and spreads the juices onto its wounds. What a smart, brave, vicious, little beauty. 

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