A whore. A saint. A runaway mother. In a family of women bent on destroying themselves, can Isabel’s mother save her from the dangers of a West Texas border town? Join Isabel as she discovers the ghosts in her family’s closet.
This is the story that Playwriter and Actress Brandi Bravo and Director Jennifer M. Ortega present at the world premiere in the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival.
Women of Smoke talks about identity. In Brandi’s words “it’s about growing up, it’s about choosing who you are, it’s about taking in the life lessons learned from Abuelita when she taught you how to play poker, and from your Tia when she taught you to hike up your skirt so the boys would look”.
Brandi, as well as a lot of people on her crew, come from Latino families. She’s the third generation of Latinos living in the US, and this fact has a definitive influence in her play:
“I’ve become hugely obsessed with ancient memory and this idea that we all carry within us a cultural memory. With every generation it seems we step further and further from our roots, and yet those roots are embedded in each of us. I was moved to write it for the women I grew up with, for the generation of girls (myself, my sister and my cousins) who come after those women, and to explore a complicated issue: what it means to claim your own identity as a Latina”.
You can see this play from August 11th to August 23rd at:
Jimmy’s No. 43, FringeNYC Venue #4 (43 E. 7th Street)
Showtimes: SAT 11 @ 7:15 pm / SUN 12 @ 3 pm / WED 15 @ 9 pm / FRI 17 @ 9 pm / SUN 19 @ NOON / THU 23 @ 5 pm
On saturday the 11th, we´ll be there to tell you how is it goes.
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