july 27-august 5

As kids growing up in New York City,

Nelly, Alaida, and Sol spent hot summer days daring, dancing, and documenting their way across boroughs, rivers, and storefronts. Ten years later, time has seemed to warp everything, from their once-indestructible friendship to the landscape of the streets they used to call home. Desarrollo is an unraveling—a discovery—of what happens to the people and the places we love when put under pressure; like film developing in the dark, their stories are ones of transformation, of capturing the moments that change us.

by Juliany Taveras

Director Manny Rivera

Choreographer Ian Fields Stewart

Dramaturg Jackie Torres

Set Designer Lafi Sophia

Lighting Designer Nikita Maturine

Costume Designer Nayshaun Stokes

Stage Manager Rafael Tawasil

 

 Clockwise from top left: playwright Juliany Taveras, director Manny Rivera, stage manager Rafael Tawasil, dramaturg Jackie Torres, choreographer Ian Fields Stewart

Clockwise from top left: playwright Juliany Taveras, director Manny Rivera, stage manager Rafael Tawasil, dramaturg Jackie Torres, choreographer Ian Fields Stewart

JULIANY TAVERAS is a Latinx writer, photographer, and theatre-maker from the boroughs of NYC. Their playwriting has been nationally recognized (The Kilroys List 2016, 50 Playwrights Project List 2018) and their images/poetry have been published online and in print. Juliany’s plays have been developed and/or staged with Manhattan Rep, The Bechdel Group, Greenhouse Theater Center, and Unbound Theatre Company, among others. See more at julianytaveras.com.

MANNY RIVERA is a trans, Latinx theatre artist. They are a member of the performance art collective, A Beautiful Desperation, a participant in the 2017 Upstart Program at BAX; the recipient of The Seymour Peck Award for Excellence in Directing at their alma mater, The City College of New York. Notable credits include Blu (Asst. Director/Sound Designer) with CCCA, Marisol (CCNY) and sound design for Your Healing Is Killing Me (JACK). mannyr.carbonmade.com

IAN FIELDS STEWART (they/them/their) is a queer, black, trans femme storyteller working at the intersection of theatre and activism. Their work utilizes multiple forms to examine the stories and create new narratives that center and uplift marginalized people.