PEOPLE'S THEATRE PROJECT presents
A PTP Company World Premiere & NYC Tour
The year is 3050. A group of immigrants have sparked revolution in the Nation, a dystopia where assimilation was forced.
Hearing the collective voice of the people, Doña Mañana—one of the revolutionaries and now the first female, Afro-Latina president—and her team set out on a quest to dismantle the system and bring full liberation to the people.
WHAT OUR AUDIENCES ARE SAYING
Doña Mañana is such a powerful show with a critical message: we can build a new world that celebrates all of our identities, and allows us all to be free. It was incredibly impactful to see this show at the Whitney Museum of American Art because the institution is consistently trying to broaden and challenge the way we define "American"; from my perspective, Doña Mañana does exactly that in a creative, thoughtful, and engaging way.
Giving hope to us all, the cast represented many of us that come from diverse backgrounds and celebrate multicultural heritage. I especially enjoyed the musical interventions and the use of technology which enhanced the magical-realism of the play by involving the audience in a significant way. The whole experience was truly wonderful as I forgot for a moment that I was not inside a theater on Broadway.
Doña Mañana is a magical performance that calls the immigration policies in America to attention and dares to question an individual's capacity to imagine and to dream. People's Theatre Project is doing the work of the people, for the people, by the people most affected by these oppressive systems. A refreshing theatrical evening that connected me back to my cultura.
New York, NY 10009
Friday, October 22nd
Devised and Performed by the PTP Company:
Reyna Erika Bonaparte
Mayelin Annet Geraldino
Journey A. Peters
Zafi Dimitropoulou Del Angel (Artistic Director)
Darian Donovan Thomas
This project is supported, in part, by the Howard Gilman Foundation, NewYork-Presbyterian, an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
Special thanks to Angie Regina who portrays Doña Mañana in the event's promotional materials, Emmanuel Abreu who filmed and edited the teaser video, and to the Morris-Jumel Mansion for allowing us to film in their historic home.