Cola'o: A Bilingual Trova
A 10-minute Play with Music
Two lovers – each with contrary opinions about Puerto Rican national identity – uncover how to prepare “authentic” coffee.
Since the day I took my leave,
I wonder what could’ve been
if I was raised and born allí.
Cola'o: A Bilingual Trova has been presented at Nuyorican Poets Cafe (2018), WRCT 88.3FM Barrio Latino (2017), and Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama Playground Festival (2016). The piece was first created through Carnegie Mellon's SURF Fellowship (2016).
Up next, "Cola'o" will be presented at Theatre Now's Sound Bites 7.0 festival of ten-minute musicals.
Music Score : Pedro Emanuel Franco Fraticelli
Direction : Zoe Clayton
Production : Paloma Sierra
Co-Production : Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Paint Theatre. Puffin Foundation
Scenic Design : Domitille Angoulvant
Costume Design : Domitille Angoulvant
Media Design : Sophie Chen
Cast : Ara Celia, Carolina Arboleda Escobar
Photography : Kyle Breen
Co-Translation : Abigail Salmon
Direction : Owen Stone
Stage Management : Rebecca Meckler
Lighting Design : Emily Lawrence
Cast : Emilia Suarez, L.H. Gonzalez, Ethan Jones Romero
Photography : Louis Stein
Mentor / Advisor : Therese Tardio, Karina Cochran