2016 Latino New Play Festival: Primas
The Latino New Play Festival will present Primas. Two teenaged Latina cousins, Araceli and Julie, have come to the U.S. at different points in their young lives. Both girls work through the struggles of living on the hyphen known by many Mexican Americans, including their language, traditions, nationality, and identity. The play asks various questions including the following: What does having a quinceañera mean to Mexican American girls given varied connections to their roots? How can anyone retrace their roots and remember and re-establish who they are? How might these primas influence one another to live on the hyphen with more courage, consciousness and grace?