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.
The play has been presented at WRCT 88.3FM Barrio Latino program (2017); workshopped at Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama Playground Festival (2016); and created through Carnegie Mellon SURF Fellowship (2016).
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