2015 | COMIDA DE PUTA (F%&king Lousy Food) 2013 New Works Winner (produced in 2015)
In Spring of 2015, MultiStages produced “COMIDA DE PUTA (F%&king Lousy Food)” by Desi Moreno-Penson. Sex, magic, and spoken-word poetry illuminate this dark erotic tale of Phaedra on the gritty streets of the Bronx. A bodega owner’s new wife becomes strangely obsessed with her husband’s son, the lunch counter boy. Driven by lust, she invokes the vengeful power of the Santeria Gods who set off a vicious chain of events that no one can stop.
Cast: Roseanne Almanzar*, Darlenis Duran, Alex Hernandez, Gustavo Heredia, Mariana Parma*, Marcos Sotomayor. Appearing on Video: Venuz Delmar, Dennis Gagomiros, Mykal Monroe, Suni Reyes, Anita Velez-Mitchell; and featuring Jane Velez-Mitchell (Emmy award journalist and NY Times bestselling author) as news reporter, Laura Santiago. Artistic Company: Desi Moreno-Penson, Playwright; Jan Hartley, Projection Design; Christopher Marston, Video Design; Alex Moore, Lighting Design; Lisa Renee Jordan, Masks/Costume Design; David Margolin Lawson, Sound Design; Justin and Christopher Swader, Scenic Design; Sunilda Caraballo, Choreographer; Logan McCoy, Fight Choreographer; Dan Teachout, Set Carpentry and Construction; A.J. Muhammad, Dramaturgy; Kimille Howard, Assistant Director; Andrea Wales* AEA Production Stage Manager; Directed by MultiStages Artistic Director Lorca Peress**
* Member of AEA; ** Member of SDC; AEA-approved Showcase
This production of “Comida de Puta (F%&king Lousy Food)” is the recipient of a 2015 HOLA Award (Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors) for Lighting Design, an N.W. Dible Foundation grant, and private donations and support. Sets, costumes and props from Materials for the Arts donations. “Comida de Puta (F%&king Lousy Food)” began as a ten-minute play in the 2011 Going To The River Festival (plays by women of color) at NYC’s Ensemble Studio Theatre. Comida de Puta (F%&king Lousy Food) was selected as a finalist for the 2014 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference.