photos by John B. Barrois
2019 World Premiere at Southern Rep Theatre (directed by Estefanía Fadul)
2018 Selection San Diego Rep Latinx New Play Festival; Leah Ryan Prize Honorable Mention
2017-18 Playwrights Realm Fellowship Recipient
2017 Kilroys List; Honorable Mention Arch Bruce Brown Foundation Playwriting Competition
2016 EST/Bloodworks Reading (One Act Version)
At age nine, Yadra left Castro’s Cuba. Now, as Alzheimer’s sets in, her mind returns to that time and place, and her American-born daughter, Zelia, brings family secrets to light. With her wife, Zelia embarks on a journey to understand the love that led her mother’s beloved tia-abuela to stay behind—and to better understand herself. Spanning two countries and three generations, Azul fuses music and memory to ask: what is the true language of love?
Runtime 90 Minutes
Cast 3W + live musician (W/GNC POC preferred)
Reviews from Southern Rep World Premiere, 2019:
"This quiet play gently reaches out and grabs the heart of its audience; and even a few days after leaving the theater, it has yet to let go.”
“AZUL reveals a poignant love story floating on sincerity and kindness.”
"capably showcases a homegrown talent... and provides audiences access to a uniquely American experience rarely represented on stage."