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Scene with Cranes

Written by
Octavio Solis
Directed by
Chi-wang Yang
Scene with Cranes
Known for plays of satire, mythology, and steely realism, Octavio Solis is considered one of the most prominent Latino playwrights in America. In this world premiere production, a tight-knit East LA family is left shattered in the wake of their youngest son’s mysterious death. Devastated, the mother retraces her son’s final steps in search of the truth. In his signature blend of classic and contemporary, Octavio Solis parallels Jean Sibelius’ musical masterwork in a play of the same name. Exquisitely visceral, Chi-wang Yang’s direction of Scene with Cranes navigates the many avenues of loss, leaving us stranded in a meditation on grief.


Marissa Chibás, Lourdes

Emilio Garcia-Sanchez, Angel

Stacia Marcum, Ruby

Isaias Alexander Miranda, Nico

Angela Rosado, Letty

Hilario Saavedra, Ramiro

Tony Sancho, Lieutenant David Leyva

Hannah Trujillo, Yolie


Alec Anderson-Carrasco, Understudy (Nico, Angel)

Camila Ascencio, Understudy (Ruby)

Cheryl Umaña, Understudy (Lourdes)

Oscar Camacho, Understudy (Angel)

Armando McClain, Understudy (Leyva/Ramiro)

Josephine Núñez, Understudy (Yolie)

Jeannette Srinivasan, Understudy (Letty)


Creative Team

Director: Chi-wang Yang

Playwright: Octavio Solis

Scenic Designer: Efren Delgadillo Jr.

Lighting Designer: Christopher Akerlind

Costume Designer: Edurne Fernandez

Music and Sound Designer: Cristian Amigo


Stage Manager: Maria V. Oliveira

Production Manager: Chris Swetcky

Producer: Rachel Scandling

Assistant Director: Rory James Leech

Assistant Scenic Designer: Benny Pitt

Assistant Lighting Designer: Cad Apostol

Assistant Lighting Designer: Kenzie Caulfield

Assistant Costume Designer: Karen Ayala-Gaytan

Assistant Sound Designer: Clare Marie Nemanich

Assistant Video Designer: Zoë Lappin

Assistant Stage Manager: Theo Anderson

Assistant Stage Manager: Macy E Kunke

Associate Production Manager: Nicole Theep

Associate Producer: Rui Xu

Dramaturg/Voice Coach: Micha Espinosa

Dialect Coach: Cynthia Santos DeCure

Movement Specialist: Jessica Emmanuel

Intimacy Coordinator: Emily Barasch

Fight Choreographer/Captain: Tony Sancho

Physical Therapist Movement Specialist: Frances Gramaje

Casting Director: Nicole Arbusto


Props Master: Patrick Smith

Assistant Props Master: Natalie Ferguson

Costume Shop Director: Victor Sandoval Torres

Costume Shop Manager: Hunter Wells

Master Carpenter: Grayson Basina

Master Electrician: Kate DeWall

Head Electrician: Alejandro Melendez