A Trova Play

A play in verse examining Puerto Rican identity and its evolution during the Hispanic-American War, hurricane María, and the present time.

3 Women / 2 Men

Hincando el mar, raíz roto,

no me secaste o ahogaste,

ni de mi hogar desterraste,

mi hogar en donde floto.


diásPoRa was co-produced by Paint Theatre and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in July 2018, with grant support from the Puffin Foundation, and Carnegie Mellon's BXA and Modern Languages (under the title Riqueño).


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


About show at Nuyorican Poets Cafe:

July 2018

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, Lluvia Ilusion Almanza, Benjamin I. Cardona, Eduardo Rivera Otero

Photography : Kyle Breen

Special Thanks

Dramaturg : Sammie Paul

Mentor / Advisor : Therese Tardio, Karina Cochran

© Paloma Sierra 2020

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