SE LLAMA CRISTINA by Octavio Solis
*Headliner of the 2013 NEW WORKS FESTIVAL*
"There's always a threshold one crosses, between dark and light, life and death, between one country and another, between one consciousness and another." – Octavio Solis, 2009
The Play: A man and a woman wake up to find themselves trapped in a room with no memory of how they got there or who they are.As they push each other to piece the past together moment by moment, they struggle to understand how they managed to lose their daughter as well as their own identities. In this story about living in every moment, Octavio Solis' characters take us on a turbulent journey that examines what it means to defy expectations and to become better than fate and circumstance have determined we should be.
The Playwright: Octavio Solis is a playwright and director living in San Francisco. Plays include: John Steinbeck’s THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN, GHOSTS OF THE RIVER, QUIOXOTE, LYDIA, JUNE IN A BOX, LETHE, MARFA LIGHTS, GIBRALTAR, THE BALLAD OF PANCHO AND LUCY, THE 7 VISIONS OF ENCARNACION, BETHLEHEM, DREAMLANDIA, EL OTRO, MAN OF THE FLESH, PROSPECT, EL PASO BLUE, SANTOS & SANTOS, and LA POSADA MAGICA. They have been mounted at the California Shakespeare Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Yale Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Dallas Theater Center, Magic Theatre, Intersection for the Arts, South Coast Repertory Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Shadowlight Productions, the Venture Theatre, Latino Chicago Theatre Company, New York Summer Play Festival, Teatro Vista, El Teatro Campesino, Undermain Theatre, Thick Description, Campo Santo, Imua Theatre Company, and Cornerstone Theatre. His collaborative works include CLOUDLANDS, with music/lyrics by Adam Gwon, BURNING DREAMS, cowritten with Julie Hebert and Gina Leishman and SHINER, written with Erik Ehn. Solis has received an NEA 1995-97 Playwriting Fellowship, the Roger L. Stevens award from the Kennedy Center, the Will Glickman Playwright Award, a production grant from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, the 1998 TCG/NEA Theatre Artists in Residence Grant, the 1998 McKnight Fellowship grant from the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, and the National Latino Playwriting Award for 2003. He is the recipient of the 2000-2001 National Theatre Artists Residency Grant from TCG and the Pew Charitable Trust. He has also just been awarded a United States Artists Fellowship for 2012. Solis is a Thornton Wilder Fellow for the MacDowell Colony, New Dramatists alum and member of the Dramatists Guild. He is working on commissions for the Magic Theatre and Yale Repertory Theatre.
*Please note* This production contains adult language and content.
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC)
3120 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|