Adriana manages the housekeeping staff at a Cancún resort, 200 miles and a world away from the home she left. Sarah, sister of the bride and the self-declared disaster of the family, is just trying to keep it together at this destination wedding. When a storm floods the roads and forces the women together, a series of misunderstandings breaks open the secrets both women have taught themselves to ignore. A bilingual play with Spanish and English supertitles, Espejos: Clean is a potent look at isolation, the power of being seen, and the ways people can grow around their own damaged places.
Adriana dirige el personal de limpieza en un complejo turístico de Cancún, a 200 millas de distancia y en otro mundo de la casa que dejó atrás. Sarah, hermana de la novia y autoproclamada desastre de la familia, solo está tratando de mantenerse en control en esta boda de destino. Cuando una tormenta inunda las carreteras y obliga a las mujeres a estar juntas, una serie de malentendidos revela los secretos que ambas mujeres se han enseñado a ignorar. Una obra bilingüe con subtítulos en español e inglés, Espejos: Clean es una mirada potente al aislamiento, al poder de ser visto y a las formas en que las personas pueden crecer alrededor de sus propias heridas.
Runtime: Approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.
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Environment Warnings: This production of Espejos: Clean contains theatrical haze and a flashing lightning effect.
Espejos: Clean is generously underwritten by Amy Weinberg & Norbert Hornstein.
Christine Quintana was born in Los Angeles to a Mexican-American father and a Dutch-British-Canadian mother. Christine is now a grateful visitor to the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people. Christine is an actor, playwright, and the co-Artistic Producer of Delinquent Theatre. She is the recipient of a Dora Mavor Moore Award, a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award, a Tom Hendry Award, the Siminovitch Protégé Prize for Playwriting, and is a Governor General’s Award nominee. Christine’s works have been translated and performed in Spanish, French, German, and ASL. As a performer, she’s acted on stages big and small, in a camper van, in neighborhoods across East Vancouver, and on a farm. She is currently working on a commission for the Manhattan Theatre Club and will premiere four new works next year. She is a graduate of UBC’s BFA Acting Program. christinequintana.ca.
(As of May 2023)
Elena Araoz creates and directs theater, opera, multi-media performance, and large-scale immersive events. Her credits include Union Square Incident at 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, Original Sound at Cherry Lane Theatre, The Architecture of Becoming at WP Theater, La traviata at New York City Opera and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Falstaff at Brooklyn Philharmonic and BAM, The Conduct of Life at Boundless Theatre, Anna in the Tropics at Barrington Stage Company, The Manic Monologues at McCarter Theatre, Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, El Matrimonio Secreto at Florida Grand Opera, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Prague Shakespeare, The Power at Noble Theater Bridge-Beijing, Two Arms and a Noise at Bucharest International Theater Platform, the American national tour of Sugar Skull! A Día de los Muertos Musical Adventure.She also served as dramaturg for Senator Bill Bradley’s show and film Rolling Along. She is the Producing Artistic Director of Theater and Music Theater at Princeton University. www.elenaaraoz.com.
(As of July 2023)
Legna Cedillo is thrilled to be making her Studio Theatre debut. Her recent theater credits include the Off-Broadway premiere of ¡Americano! at New World Stages, A Christmas Carol at McCarter Theatre Center, and Love Around the Block, presented for Hérmès. Legna is also a recording artist and voiceover actor. Her recent credits include voiceovers for McDonald’s, Nickelodeon, MLS, Hasbro, Disney, Warner Bros, Nissan, MTV, and others. She has performed with her pop-soul duo band, Lumos, at various venues in New York and Boston including Rockwood Music Hall and Bowery Electric. Lumos’ music can be found on all listening platforms. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from The University of Kansas. www.legnacedillo.com. On social media @legnacedillojobert (Instagram)
Lauren Karaman (she/her) is making her Studio Theatre debut. Her Off-Broadway credits include The Belle’s Stratagem at Red Bull Theater. Film and streaming credits include Release for Amazon Prime and Kinsley Vs. on YouTube. Regionally, she was most recently seen in Romeo & Juliet and Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. As a model, Lauren has walked in New York Fashion Week, worked for top designers, and was one of the first series regular curvy models on Project Runway. Lauren also serves as the Founder/Director of “The 36-24-36 Project,” a body-positive photo series showcasing over 100 people's stories, with gallery exhibitions in Manhattan and Washington, DC. She received a BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She sends love to her family, her incredible friends, and Will. www.laurenkaraman.com. On social media @laurenkaraman (Instagram).
Raul Abrego is a set designer for opera, theater and television. His work has been seen at the Juilliard Opera Center, the Manhattan School of Music, Festival dei Due Mondi, Rattlestick Theater, Cherry Lane Theatre, and INTAR Theatre. Notable recent projects include Adamandi at Princeton University, Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Barrington Stage Company and Geva Theatre Center, The Brobot Johnson Experience at the Bushwick Starr, Living and Breathing at Two River Theater, and How to MELT ICE at Boundless Theatre Company and New Perspectives Theatre Company. His television credits include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3 & 4; Power Book II: Ghost; The Continental: From the World of John Wick; and Falling Water. He also served as production designer for the 2009 film Cruzando.
Christopher Vergara (he/him) is a NYC-based queer Latino costume designer rooted in culturally responsive design, education, and social justice. Select credits include Party People at Actors Theatre of Louisville; How to MELT ICE at Boundless Theatre Company; Living and Breathing at Two River Theater; Anna in the Tropics and Elian at Miami New Drama; Detroit ‘67 at Detroit Public Theatre; Anna in the Tropics at Barrington Stage Company; Windfall at Bay Street Theater; A Survivor’s Odyssey: The Journey of Penelope and Circe at White Snake Projects, Bodas de Sangre at the Phoenix Theatre; Once at VinWonders, Vietnam; Macbeth at McCarter Theatre Center; In the Heights at Orlando Shakes; The Golem of Havana at La Mama and Miami New Drama; Madame Butterfly and La traviata at Brevard Music Center Summer Festival; Walpurgisnacht and Majisimas with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. He is a member of IATSE-USA 829, Wingspace, Design Action, La Gente, and Gotham Knights Rugby. christophervergara.com On social media @cavergaradesign (Instagram).
Alberto Segarra's DC credits include Nate the Great at Imagination Stage; The Last Match at 1st Stage; Passing Strange at Signature Theatre; Two Jews Walk into a War… at Theater J; The Till Trilogy at Mosaic Theater Company; The Joy That Carries You (Helen Hayes nomination) at Olney Theatre Center; Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie: Starring Indigo Blume and Beastgirl at The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences; and Blood at the Root at Theater Alliance (Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lighting Design). His regional credits include The Great Leap at Hangar Theatre/Portland Stage; The Three Musketeers at Cleveland Play House; and 1776 at New Repertory Theatre. He holds an MFA in Lighting Design from the University of Maryland and is a USA 829 member. www.Albertosegarra.com.
Daniel Ocanto is a sound designer and multi-instrumentalist who has toured nationally and internationally with a diverse range of artists and has contributed to multiple recordings as a studio musician. A theatre-maker by fortuitous accident, he has composed and performed as a member of Dust Ensemble, whose score for Alligator at The Sol Project/New Georges earned him and his collaborators a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Music in a Play. He earned a second nomination in the same category for his work as music director for Original Sound at Cherry Lane Theatre. A proud first-generation Venezuelan-American from Nebraska, he now lives in Arizona. He holds an MFA in Sound Design from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.
Chelsea Dean's previous credits include Radio Golf, Nollywood Dreams, and The Great Leap at Round House Theatre; The Winter’s Tale (upcoming), Our Verse in Time to Come, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Folger Shakespeare Library; Jardín salvaje at GALA Hispanic Theatre; Beastgirl and Show Way The Musical at The Kennedy Center; props artisan for Les mamelles de Tiresias at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University; props master/designer for Mamma Mia! and costume designer for Mud at Salisbury University. Chelsea works part-time as the Costume Shop Manager for Salisbury University, where she is also the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the resident theatre ensemble, Fultontown Theatre Company. https://sites.google.com/view/chelseascenicartdesign/home On social media. @chelsea.maker.of.theatre (Instagram).
Luis Garcia is a Peruvian-American lighting and media designer who currently resides on Piscataway land, commonly known as College Park, Maryland. Luis is going into his third and final year as an MFA lighting and media candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park. Some of his select works include The Hot Wing King at Studio Theatre, Los Empeños de una Casa at Repertorio Español, Kumanana! An Afro-Peruvian Musical Revue at GALA Hispanic Theatre, Mojada at 1st Stage, The Book Club Play at the University of Maryland, and BLACK IS HOLY: A WORD at the University of Maryland. Luis would like to thank his loving wife Kerry and their cute chiweenie dog Ruby for supporting him! LuisGTech.com. On social media @luis.garcia.design (Instagram).
Divinia Shorter (she/her/hers) is a queer, Black Latina writer, director, and freelance dramaturg born and based in the DMV. She was previously the Literary Manager at Adventure Theatre MTC and the Artistic Associate at Shakespeare Theatre Company. Currently, she is an Associate with LINK Strategic Partners and the co-founder of Greatest City Collective, a non-profit focused on uplifting artists and the social causes they care about. She is host to the Collective’s podcast, Bus Ride Talks. A writer of many forms, her current focus is a YA novel and her full-length play Queens. In the fall of 2023, Divinia will be the playwrightin-residence at Towson University. Her article “Run Me My Language” is available online. Dramaturgy credits include Studio Theatre, TheatreSquared, Rorschach Theatre Company, Adventure Theatre MTC, Nashville Repertory Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, UC Santa Barbara, Imagination Stage, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and Towson University.
John Keith Hall has stage managed many productions at Studio including Fun Home, English, Bad Jews, Choir Boy, Cock, Water by the Spoonful, Tribes, The Habit of Art, Torch Song Trilogy, 4000 Miles, In the Red and Brown Water, The History Boys, and The Road to Mecca. Other DC area credits include Ain’t No Mo’, Where We Belong, Shipwreck, The Peculiar Patriot, Gloria, Familiar, Hir, An Octoroon, and The Nether at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; The Producers, Mary Poppins, Sweeney Todd, Annie, The Crucible, On the Town, Matilda the Musical, Cabaret, and Beauty and the Beast at Olney Theatre Center; Show Way at the Kennedy Center TYA; Ain’t Misbehavin’, Soon, and West Side Story at Signature Theatre. His regional credits include over 40 productions as Resident Stage Manager at the Barter Theatre as well as Shadowlands Stage, Virginia Musical Theatre, and Contemporary American Theatre Festival.
Taylor Kiechlin’s DC credits include Fun Home at Studio; Into the Woods and Passing Strange at Signature Theatre; Born Yesterday, A Christmas Carol, 12 Angry Men, Into the Woods, Fences, Silent Sky, Guys and Dolls, and Come From Away: Concert at the Lincoln Memorial at Ford’s Theatre; Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie at The Kennedy Center; and Nathan the Wise and Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story at Theatre J. Regional credits include Godspell at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Quartet, Times Stands Still, The Producers, and Triumph of Love at Bristol Riverside Theatre; and Moscow x6 at Williamstown Theatre Festival.
JZ Casting Geoff Josselson, CSA and Katja Zarolinski, CSA are New York-based casting directors, handling productions for theatre, film and television. Recent work includes productions for Arena Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Baltimore Center Stage, Cape Playhouse, Denver Center, The Irish Repertory Theatre, Merrimack Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Round House Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Theaterworks Hartford, Weston Playhouse. For more information, please visit www.jz-casting.com.
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