- WINNER - 2014 PEN Center Award for Drama
“Octavio Solis … is an accomplished playwright who knows how to manipulate a situation for maximum psychological insight, and this text appears to be so close to the bone that its subjectivity comes across with raw tension.” – Hollywood Reporter, Read More
"Solis' ear for details, for the small things that make one broken romance unlike another, make the dialogue pop.” - San Jose Mercury News, Read More
“A magical realist fable with a side of fried chicken…” - The New York Times, Read More
“Solis' rich intermarriage of gritty expletive-studded and lyrically allusive language carries [Cristina] a long way.” – SF Gate, Read More
ON BREAKING CHARACTER
Scene Study and Classroom Reading: Plays for Colleges and Universities
by Becca Schlossberg
August 23, 2019
- Strong Language
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: 1990s, 1980s
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: All the action takes place in a single bare room of a dingy apartment.
This space becomes other past apartments.
Time could be in the late 80’s, early 90s. But it’s a tricky thing.
MAN (MIKE, MIGUEL, MIKI) - A man in his early 30’s of Mexican descent
WOMAN (VESPA, VESTA, VERA) - A woman, early 30‘s, Mexican descent
ABEL, ABE(SHADOW) - A telephone man in his late 40’s
GIRL - A girl in her late teens of Mexican descent
- Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)
Se Llama Cristina was originally commissioned and developed by the Denver Center Theatre Company, a division of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Kent Thompson, Artistic Director
Se Llama Cristina was developed in Hartford Stage’s 2012 Brand:NEW festival.
Se Llama Cristina is part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
with productions at Magic Theatre in San Francisco, CA; Kitchen Dog Theater in Dallas, TX; and The Theatre @ Boston Court, Pasadena, CA.