"Writers this good don't stay
unknown for long!" --Nina Metz, Chicago
"I am in awe of writer Tanya Saracho’s
new play at the 16th Street Theater... beautifully
rendered... flawless direction... a writer at the top of
her game..." --Fabrizio O. Almeida, New
"It’s a rare show and a choice one
that merits a second viewing... dynamic actors...
few plays explore such intricate subject matter..." -- Christopher Shea, Time
KITA Y FERNANDA
by 16th Street playwright-in-residence Tanya
Directed by Ann Filmer
September 25 - October 25, 2008
Click here to read an interview with playwright Tanya Saracho.
Sylvia Puente spoke after Thursday
October 23 performance!
Kita y Fernanda is a look at class,
immigration and women's friendships as it follows
the lives of two girls growing up in the same
household; one the privileged daughter of a
rich Mexican family living in Texas the other
Kita the child of an undocumented maid.
Tanya Saracho was born in Mexico
and is the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director
of Teatro Luna: Chicago's Chicago’s all Latina
Theatre. Plays include Our Lady of
the Underpass, Quita Mitos and Aparicion.
She is at work on a project titled 27 based on 27 interviews with Latin American/Iberian