“La Prietty Guoman,” a quick-talking, foul-mouthed, drag queen whore from Veracruz, takes us on a self-affirming, self-relying cabaret performance de su vida.
La Prietty Guoman explores the way that existing truthfully–and lipsyncing your heart out–can be a brilliant, dangerous, and radical act of defiance, henny.
This workshop of LA PRIETTY GUOMAN is supported by The Lark in collaboration with Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (México’s National Fund for Culture and Arts), as part of The Lark’s México/U.S. Playwright Exchange program.
LA PRIETTY GUOMAN by CÉSAR ENRÍQUEZ translated by ENRIQUE URUETA
Wednesday, 12/11 at 7:00pm
The Magic Theatre, SF.
César Enríquez is an actor, playwright, director, producer and teacher. His work, considered to be one of the major influencing forces in Mexican cabaret theatre, reimagines the traditions of the Mexican Tent theater; speaking with a powerful dissident voice, it employs political satire, gender bending, improvisation, music and dance.
La Pretty Guoman has toured throughout Mexico, and has been seen in many renowned festivals such as El Festival Iberoamericano de Cádiz, in Spain, El Festival de Teatro de Donostia in San Sebastián, and the Festival Latino de Chicago. It has also been presented in New York where it took residence at the The Lark Institute as part of the 2019 Playwright Exchange program. Por jodidos y hocicones mataron a los actor was voted Best Cabaret production for 2019 by the Asociacion de Críticos de Periodistas de Teatro. This year he also created Las Hijas del Aztlán for the Teatro Penitenciario which was recognized as one of the best of year by la Muestra Nacional de Teatro. His new play FIERCE/FIERA, premiered in November to rave reviews. It deals with HIV, past and present, and the power of forgiveness.
César graduated from El Foro Teatro Contemporáneo de Ludwik Margules and has been a three time Scholar of FONCA in the category of Scenic Creator. He also spent three happy years as in Bansai and Scar in Julie Taymor’s production of THE LION KING.