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Marabella

Written by
Boni B. Alvarez
Directed by
Charles Yee
Dec
3
2021
to
Dec
11
2021
Location
Ensemble Theater I - E407
Marabella
A modern-day adaptation of Euripides' seminal tragedy, the titular character of Medea is transformed into Marabella Puro, an immigrant nanny stowed away by her boss in an apartment in Pacoima after becoming pregnant with his child. Marabella explores what it means to be a female immigrant in the U.S. today: the hardships, sacrifices, and concessions that must be made to survive, be accepted, and be loved, all while being made invisible in plain sight.  

Cast
Marabella: Chisom Diana Dimiri
Jason: Lucas Brahme
Gordon: Jake Olson
Leighton: Clay Hollander
Dolly: Chloe Le Lievre
Regina: Krystal Gem
Fina: Alejandra Jaime
Valentina: Alexandra Tejada
Galina: Gala Nikolic

Creative Team
DIRECTOR: Charles Yee
DRAMATURG: Grace Leneghan
DRAMATURG: Ruth Johnson
SCENIC DESIGNER: Qingyun Zhang
COSTUME DESIGNER: Emerson Bualat
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Grady Schleuder
SOUND DESIGNER: Jack Weiss
ASST. SCENIC DESIGNER: Manasa H M
ASST. COSTUME DESIGNER: Nishtha Tyagi
ASST. LIGHTING DESIGNER: Robert G. Hill-Guarino
INTIMACY DIRECTOR: Emily Barasch
FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER: Edward Monaghan
GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Rafael A. López
STAGE MANAGER: Irene Dong-hee Lee
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Lanae Wilks
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Clara King
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Chris Swetcky
PRODUCER: Brooke Harbaugh
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Alexa Orovitz
ASSOCIATE PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR: Katherine Paez Froehlich
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Michael Darling
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Shaurjya Banerjee