The 19th – Apartment 19

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APARTMENT 19: A Ten Minute Allegorical Play for Two Afro-Latinas
by Magdalena Gomez
presented by Agape Theatre and Burning Coal Theatre Company
Release date:  August 19, 2020

Set in present day New York City, Magdalena Gómez writes an allegory on the erasure of Women of Color from suffrage and feminist history as told by two Afro-Latina characters.  Content warning: some profanity, mention of sexual assault.

About the Playwrights and Producing Theatres

Magdalena Gómez is an award-winning performance poet, playwright, performer, teaching artist and highly sought after keynote speaker and workshop facilitator.  Her original series, Writing from the Belly, which she facilitated for women for over a decade at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, was the training ground for the now yearly performance of Body Politics at the university.  She was also on the faculty of New WORLD Theater’s 2050 Project for several years, and has had her plays and performance poems produced in venues such as: INTAR; Pregones; Puerto Rican Traveling Theater; Boston Playwright’s Theater; HERE in NYC;  Ko Festival; Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts; BING Arts Center; Factory Theater (Boston); BAAD! among others.  She has received play development awards from the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures; the Massachusetts Cultural Council; Arts International (in collaboration with the Augusta Savage Gallery) and an NEA Master Artist Award from Pregones Theater, among others. Dancing in My Cockroach Killers, a dramatization of her poems and monologues, was performed in 2013 to the critical acclaim of Off-Broadway audiences and was reprised to critical acclaim in 2014 at the Los Angeles Theater Center. The 2018 Washington D.C. Premiere at Gala Theater was brought back to PRTT off-Broadway that same year.