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Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares

Opening Date: Sep 08, 2023

Closing Date: Oct 01, 2023

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Playing @

The Tank

312 W 36th St. New York, NY 10018

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Maya, a young Salvadoran-American woman, navigates trauma and family mythology through magic and folklore as she comes of age in Phoenix, Arizona. Her story explores mother-daughter relationships, mixed race identity, being the child of an immigrant, growing up without a father and using fantasy as a coping mechanism, while featuring movement and dance. Owls, jaguars and cacti also make dream-like and delightful appearances. This original drama is a memory play with heightened language, originating from a poetry book.

Maya, una joven salvadoreña-estadounidense, navega por el trauma y la mitología familiar a través de la magia, el gozo y el folclore durante su niñez en Phoenix, Arizona. Su historia explora las relaciones madre-hija, la identidad racial mixta, ser hija de un inmigrante, crecer sin un padre y usar la fantasía como mecanismo de afrontamiento. Búhos, jaguares y cactus hacen apariciones encantadoras y oníricas. Este drama original es una obra de memoria con un lenguaje elevado, procedente de un libro de poesía. 
Show Notes

Show Notes: The dialogue is majority English, with select Spanish lines and songs that can be understood from context without subtitles or interpretation. La mayoría del diálogo está en inglés, con líneas y canciones seleccionadas en español.

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Proof of vaccination and masks are required.

Audience Advisory:

This play references sexual assault and suicide.

Performance Schedule:


Added performance Monday, September 18 @ 7 PM

Written by

Christine Stoddard

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