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A NATIONAL NEW PLAY ROLLING WORLD PREMIERE*

The Madres, Skylight Theatre - World Premiere 2018


What would you do for your family?

With courage and resilience, a family faces a world gone mad in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

THE MADRES


Award wining play comes to Skylight

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A divisive government is turning the country against itself. Do you keep your head down as the rhetoric builds? Do you stand up for your beliefs if they could endanger everyone you love?  By the end of this powerful, award-winning play, you’ll be asking yourself, “What would I do?”

THE MADRES is being produced in 2018 by four different theatres across the nation. Come find out why.

written by: Stephanie Alison Walker
directed by: Sara Guerrero

produced by: Gary Grossman, Tony Abatemarco, Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx
associate producers: Elissa Barrett, Joshua Gershick, Kate Luhr, Marcelo Tubert

SCHEDULE: March 3 - April 29
Fri. & Sat. 8:30pm, Sun. 2:00pm, Mon. 8:00pm
BEYOND CONVERSATION follows Sunday performances & Watch for EMPANADA MONDAYS

TICKETS: $15 - $41 or  Use your 'Friends Pass' for this event
Running Time: 108 minutes; one ten minute intermission

Skylight Theatre: 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, Los Angeles 90027


REVIEWS

MESMERIZES. GO SEE The Madres.. Incredibly strong performances.. [by] two female powerhouses... smart script.
 - BroadwayWorld review

RECOMMENDED - TOP TEN!  ...a harrowing, gut-wrenching climax - StageRaw review

SHOULD NOT BE MISSED - PeoplesWorld review

A MUST-SEE production...stunning cast. POWERFUL - Splash Magazines review

FANTASTIC PERFORMANCES. It puts a human face on political tragedies without being preachy. It’s particularly timely with the oppression happening in this country these days. - ArtsInLA review

POWERFUL - Night-Tinted Glasses review

If you're looking for a powerful night of theatre that will keep you on the EDGE OF YOUR SEAT, look no further than Skylight's successful world premiere. An incredibly important story. - Annenberg Media review

 

*THE MADRES is a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere.  Skylight Theatre Company is producing the first NNPN Rolling World Premiere, Skylight Theatere Companyof four productions nationally.  The other three productions will take place at  Teatro Vista (Chicago), Moxie Theatre (San Diego), Shrewd Productions (Austin).



Beyond Conversation at Skylight TheatreBEYOND CONVERSATION follows Sunday matinee performances

Enhance your experience.  We hope to bring more to the conversation begun by the play THE MADRES. Chats with invited guests last 20-25 minutes and begin immediately after the performance.

FOR GUESTS AND MORE INFO CLICK HERE - All guests are subject to availability

  Date   Title  
  Sun. March 11
       Latinx Arts on the Frontlines 
  Sun. March 18
  Art as Resistance   
  Sun. March 25
  Survivors of the Argentine Genoocide  
  Sun. April 1
  #MadresTambien, Part I   
     Sun. April 8
  LA Rising, Part I       
  Sun. April 15
  It Could Never Happen Here, Right? Fascism in America   
  Sun. April 22   #MadresTambien, Part II   
  Sun. April 29   LA Rising, Part II   

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ARTISTS

WRITER: 

Stephanie Alison Walker, THE MADRES - Skylight Theatre Company 2018

STEPHANIE ALISON WALKER is a Los Angeles based award-winning playwright, Stephanie’s full-length plays include The Madres, The Abuelas, Friends With Guns, The Art of Disappearing, American Home, The Sister House, Three Fittings and The Box Jumper. Her work has been produced and/or developed at Skylight Theatre, Moving Arts, Antaeus Theatre Company, The Road Theatre, Inkwell Theatre, The Blank Theatre, San Diego Rep, 16th Street Theater in Chicago, Chicago Dramatists, Boulder Ensemble Theater Company, American Blues Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville and more. Awards include: Finalist for the 2016 Saroyan/Paul Playwriting Prize for Human Rights, Winner of the Ashland New Plays Festival, Blue Ink Award, the Generations Prize, Jane Chambers Award Runner-Up, finalist for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference and the CTG/Humanitas ...  READ FULL BIO HERE

DIRECTOR: 

Sara Guerrero, Director - THE MADRES, Skylight Theatre


SARA GUERRERO
is the founding artistic director of the award-winning, Santa Ana-based Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble (breathoffire.org), and has been recognized as one of the "People to Watch" by American Theatre Magazine, and “Best [Artistic] Director" and “Person of Interest” by OC WEEKLY.  A CalArts theatre graduate, Guerrero is a professional versatile theatre artist whose mission is to model, share and create theatre-making opportunities for and with her community. She holds an extensive list of work and credits with many major institutes, organizations, universities, schools, and communities. Previously, she served as the community engagement director for SCR’s Dialogue/Diálogos Project ... (two-year community theatre-making project) and was producing associate to the project’s production, El Largo Camino de Hoy / The ... READ FULL BIO HERE


 CAST:

Arianna Ortiz
ARIANNA ORTIZ (Carolina Acosta)
trained as a performer at the California Institute of the Arts (CALARTS). She has been seen at theaters such as The Mark Taper Forum, The Geffen Playhouse, The BRAVA Theater Center in San Francisco, The Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company, The Theater at Boston Court and San Diego Rep. She’s has a recurring role on NBC’s acclaimed primetime drama, 'This is Us' for season two. Other television credits include ‘Parenthood', 'Jane the Virgin', 'Life in Pieces', BET’s ‘Rebel', Comedy Central’s ‘Review', and 'Shameless' to name a few. ...  READ FULL BIO HERE

Margarita Lamas, THE MADRES - Skylight Theatre Company 2018
MARGARITA LAMAS (Josefina Acosta, shared role, performs March 10 - April 1)
left Argentina in 1966, spending the next five decades living between Canada and the United States. She attended Concordia University in Montreal graduating with a B.F.A. in Performing Arts and moved to Los Angeles in 1987 where she has lived ever since. Although most of her acting career has been on the stages of the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, Margarita has also performed at the Odyssey Theatre, the NoHo Arts Centre, Teatro Sinergia and, most recently, with the Teatro de las Americas in Oxnard. ...  READ FULL BIO HERE

Denise Blasor, THE MADRES - Skylight Theatre Company 2018
DENISE BLASOR (Josefina Acosta, shared role, performans April 6 - April 29)
was the Artistic Director of LADiversified Theater Company. She is a  founding member of LAAFO, KOAN, East LA Classic Theater and currently Associate Artistic Director of the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts. Plays directed/adapted in Los Angeles include House of Bernarda Alba, Life is a Dream, The Three Sisters, Blood Wedding, The Wide Sea, Pedro Infante, Anna in The Tropics, No Exit, Marisol, Wild in Wichita which she performed/directed at LATC, BFA, Teatro Las Americas and Frida Khalo Theatre. Recently she directed/choreographed the Multi Media piece Tormenta Omnia  ...
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Natalie Llerena, THE MADRES - Skylight Theatre Company 2018
NATALIE LLERENA (Desaparecido)
is from the Washington, DC area. Currently a company member with The Road Theatre, some of her favorite training has been with New York's Atlantic Theatre Company, DC's premiere physical theater, Synetic, AMAW, and the Upright Citizen's Brigade. Natalie is also an active creator in the Los Angeles Immersive theatre community. Recent Film/Theater credits include: St. Jimmy (American Idiot), Lindsay Copeland's Hedgehog,  ...  READ FULL BIO HERE

Alexander Pimentel, THE MADRES - Skylight Theatre Company 2018
ALEXANDER PIMENTEL (Diego, the Soldier) 
was last seen at Skylight in the world premiere of The End Times. Most recently he was cast in the lead role for a workshop of the new musical Havana Music Hall. Some of his favorite past credits include: Gabe in Next to Normal, Hal in Henry IV, Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza, and Ronald in the world premiere of Cruel Intentions: The Musical.  He received a B.M. from Westminster Choir College. and a M.A. from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. For more info go to his website: www.alexpp.com

Gabriel Romero, THE MADRES - Skylight Theatre Company 2018
GABRIEL ROMERO (Padre Juan)
was born in Mexico. He began acting professionally touring in musicals such as Barnum and Something's Afoot. He holds a BFA in Stage Management from the University of Southern California, was an Allen Lee Hughes Fellow at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, and an Assistant Director at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, where he also served as Artistic Director/Teacher of Teatro Meta, a bilingual in-schools program. Best known for his portrayal of an openly gay character in the award-winning ... READ FULL BIO HERE

DESIGNERS:
SCENIC DESIGN: Christopher Scott Murillo
LIGHT DESIGN: Wes Chew
COSTUME DESIGN: Josephine Siu
SOUND DESIGN: Corinne Carrillo

PROP MASTER: David Phillips

PRODUCTION STAFF:
CASTING DIRECTOR: Raul Clayton Staggs
PUBLICIST: Judith Borne
MARKETING ART DESIGN: Llance Bower
PROGRAM DESIGN: Guillermo Perez
PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHER: Ed Kreiger

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