This play was conceived and written by Adelina, after receiving the NPN Creation Fund Award in 2010. Early in the workshop process she invited fellow artist, D'Lo to co-perform. Aside from a constant source of inspiration in the workshop rehearsals, he contributed a character monologue to the play, and helped originate some of the zany characterizations. (Directed by Mark Valdez. Costume and prop design by Marisa Becerra. Photos shown below by Anjali Alimchandani from the 2011 allgo/Austin workshop production.)
This production officially world-premiered in Los Angeles at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's Renberg Theater from May 31st-June 16th, 2013; produced by Jon Imparato.
In The Fray's staff blogger, Tina Vásquez, writes on her experience of witnessing the play here: They Cut the Fire Straight Out of Me.
Adelina has also been an actor in numerous ensemble theatrical productions and has been directed by Cora Cardona, Patrick Kelly, Daniel Alexander Jones, Cherrie Moraga, Tracy Ward, Mark Valdez and others.
Digging Up the Dirt, 2010
Published play available for purchase here:
The 2013 world-premiere and the 2014 Encore Performace was funded by the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's Cultural Arts Program/The Village at Ed Gould Plaza.
*This project is made possible in part by support from a Creation Fund from the National Performance Network (NPN) and co-commissioners La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley, CA and allgo (a Texas statewide queer people of color organization) based in Austin.
Copyright 2012 Adelina Anthony.
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