Season

Spring 2022

Past Events

May 01, 2022
May 01, 2022
April 29, 2022

Venue

Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027
(enter on 125th Street, west of Broadway)

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Friday, April 29, 2022, 8 PM
Sunday, May 1, 2022, 2:30 PM
Sunday, May 1, 2022, 8 PM

 

by Paola Soto
Directed by Michelle Bossy

 

After their Mami passes away, Manita and Rosita deal with it in very different ways. Manita feels haunted by their mother, while Rosita seems to be living her best life. Until Mami’s younger sister, Miri, with her fresh new Green Card arrives in NYC ready to start a new life while still tightly hanging on to the past. In the midst of burying their Mami, Rosita and Manita have to deal with the family secrets that they dig up. La Sosa Sisters deals with what it means to belong to a family that is separated by space and time.

Cast

Katherine George – MANITA
Haydee Rosario – MAMI
Mayelin Geraldino – ROSITA
Daniella De Jesus – MIRI
Benel World – LOUIS PIERRE / DOCTOR
Raymundo Muniz – PAPI / PADRE

 

Creative Team

Producer Sean Chia
Dramaturg Ashley Saladin
Production Stage Manager Fouad Hassan
Choreographer Ashley Marinelli
Lighting Designer Ashley Kok
Scenic Designer Tavish Miller
Costume Designer Rachel Dozier-Ezell
Sound Designer Matt Coggins
Projections Designer Matt Coggins
Prop Master Britta Kuhn

 

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About the Artist

 

Paola Alexandra Soto is a playwright, creative producer, director, and actress who was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Harlem. Most recently she earned her MFA in Playwriting at Columbia University School of the Arts. She also was the Creative Producer for TONY Award Winner Lemon Andersen’s new solo show When Aliens Fall From The Sky, as well as Associate Director of the digital short film of the show’s prologue. Paola was the co-Creator of the PlaySonos: A Digital Audio Play Festival at Columbia University School of the Arts.  Her full length play The Sosa Sisters was a finalist for the [email protected] 2021 New Play Reading series. Her other writing credits include Lucha Libre, a one-act version of the play was translated into Mandarin and performed by students at the Shanghai Theatre Academy. There’s also the full-length D’Carnaval, The Commission, On The 1 Train, Bo+Li, and Macbéf. She was a Broadway Advocacy Coalition Theater of Change 2021 Fellow. Paola holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from CCNY where she won the Jacob Weiser Playwriting Award for her one act On The 1 Train. Her acting credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antigone, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. She wrote and performed in an original adaptation of Two Noble Brothers produced by Cornerstone Theater Company. She was the lead in Raksha’s Child and was a writer/actress in the original play Don’t See My Bones and Think I’m Dead. The production was featured in a documentary for PBS where she was featured performing her work. She has also appeared in short films. Paola is currently the Project Manager of the OBIE Awards at the American Theater Wing. Before returning to grad school she was the Assistant Administrative Director of the Drama Division at The Juilliard School. She has worked for the Hip Hop Theater Festival, Signature Theater, Penguin Group, HarperCollins Publishers, Abrons Arts Center, Bronx Writers Center, and Harlem Childrens’ Zone. As well as being the independent publisher and editor of Lemon Andersen’s award-winning book County of Kings and his book of poems Straightrazor.

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