Written by Kisha Burgos
Directed by Sol Crespo
Actors explore one of the worst sterilization campaigns propagated by the U.S. and Puerto Rican governments in the mid-20th century and what it means to them personally.
JERRY SOTO (FRANCISCO/ROY)
Jerry Soto started his theatre career at the University of Puerto Rico and has trained with the prestigious theatre groups Malayerba (Ecuador) and Yuyachkani (Peru). Soto had his acting NYC debut as Filiberto in El caballero del milagro produced by Teatro Círculo. He has worked with Gala Theatre in Washington, DC and has played many roles with Spanish Repertory Theatre including En el nombre de Salomé (ACE Award for Best Supporting Actor/HOLA Award for Best Ensemble). He had his NYC directorial debut with The Waters of Friendship, the English translation of Donde el viento hace Buñuelos from acclaimed writer Arístides Vargas. Among his latest roles, he played Don Juan in El Burlador de Sevilla (ATI Award for Best Actor) and sung tenor voice and acted on Los entremeses de Cervantes, both produced by Teatro Círuculo. He has also been a Spanish Announcer for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE, previously WWF) for 9 years.
JULIAN GARNIK (DR. MARTINEZ/DIRECTOR)
Julián Garnik is a filmmaker and actor from Carolina, Puerto Rico. Recent credits include Ensemble in Egg & Spoon Theatre Company's production of Zabelle and Alan/Buddy in MoviePass Films' Axis Sally.
YARA NUEVO (LINA/CECI)
Yaraní Del Valle Piñero is an actor, singer, educator and activist. NYC Theatre credits include Aloha Boricua, Harlem Hellfighters On a Latin Beat and La Guaracha (Pregones PRTT), and Octopus’s Garden (Caborca). Film/TV credits include Mi Pequeño Músico (PBS
PR), Chamacas (Web series) and Maldeamores (Film). With her music-performance
project Pura´s Lágrimas, she aims to comment about identity, gender inequality, her
experience as a migrant and the devastating effects of colonialism. Her latest venture is CAICU, a cultural platform that supports collaborations between artists in Puerto Rico and its diaspora around the globe.
Playwright: Kisha Burgos
Writer, actress, director, producer and educator from Puerto Rico. Kisha has managed to create a narrative of her own in both her theater and films. She completed a master's degree (MFA) in Dramatic Writing from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, (NYU). Kisha is the author, producer and actress of the awarded films Antes que cante el gallo/ Before the Rooster Crows (2016) and Under My Nails (2011). Both films are available at Amazon Prime. Kisha is a screenwriter for TV series in Telemundo, FOX, and Netflix (Nicky Jam: EL GANADOR (about the life of the reggaeton singer, Nicky Jam). She is currently the head writer, showrunner and one of the directors of the Youtube Original/Google TV series BRAVAS (coming up, soon).
Director: Sol Crespo
Originally from the mountains of Caimito Alto, Puerto Rico, Sol Marina Crespo is a Bronx based artist. She double majored in Drama and Latin American Studies at New York University. As an actor, Sol has worked with countless New York and regional theatre companies as well as Steven Soderbergh, John Leguizamo, Hulu, Amazon, CBS All Access, and NBC, among others. She has led master class workshops in performance at Pittsburgh University and Lehman College in The Bronx. Her writing has been commissioned by Pregones Theatre and Flux Theatre Ensemble. Her web series, Public Service, produced by PitchHer Productions, is currently in post-production. She recently won the 2019 NYFA Fellowship in Screenwriting.