Streamed Virtual Reading
Burman New Play Award Grand Prize Winner
By Daniella De Jesús
Directed by Taylor Reynolds
Solandra, a Dominican-American student, is alone in the throne room of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand when their portraits come alive, poking and prodding and ready to party like it’s 1492. Meanwhile, on the island of “Hispaniola,” Anacaona is awakened by a violent nightmare of pink-skinned “ghosts” invading her village. Enter Christopher Columbus and his crew of brutish bros. As Anacaona struggles to save her community from invasion, Solandra contends with her racial identity and attraction to white men in this dark comedic exploration of the insidiousness of colonization.