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Torera

June 16 – 26, 2022

  • By Monet Hurst-Mendoza

  • Workshop director Katherine M. Carter

  • Artistic consultant Tatiana Pandiani 

  • Workshop performance

  • NEUHAUS THEATRE

Overview

Bullfighting in Yucatán, Mexico is a world nearly exclusive to men—yet for Elena Ramírez, it is her life's ambition. With the help of her best friend, a matador's son, Elena begins secretly training to compete with the greatest. But when she discovers that her seemingly inherent talent can beat even the most accomplished toreros, this young woman must choose between accepting society's limits or breaking boundaries. A world premiere play written by a stunning new voice in the American theatre, Torera tells a poignant story about becoming your truest self by proudly stepping into the ring. (Production announced for our 2022-23 season, directed by Tatiana Pandiani) 

CONTENT ADVISORY

Torera contains Violence in depicting bullfighting as well as some Language as it tells a story of strong-willed people who live to be in the ring. To learn more about the content of this show, please click here for our content advisory page.

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Creative Team

Emily Bohannan

Stage Manager

Afsaneh Aayani

Scenic Design Coordinator

Lisa Longoria

Costume Design Coordinator

Nina Saunders

Lighting Design Coordinator

Yezminne Zepeda

Sound Design Coordinator

The Cast

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Melissa Molano

as Elena Maria Ramírez

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Jesse Castellanos

as Tanok Cárdenas

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Patricia Duran

as Pastora Ramírez

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Filipe Valle Costa

as Don Rafael Cárdenas