The San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival, hosted by the Amigos del REP

August 3 - 5, 2018
The Space Theatre at the Lyceum Theatre
Tickets: Single Reading: $10 | WET Single Ticket: $20 | Festival Pass: $30


About the Festival

A weekend of readings of new plays by Latinx playwrights along with a festival showcase production by award-winning artist Alex Alpharaoh in a solo performance of WET: A DACAmented Journey.

The San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival, hosted by the Amigos del REP, is a celebration of engaging and dynamic new plays by Latinx playwrights from across the United States. Submissions were sought and collected from Latinx playwrights throughout the Americas, representing a wide range of genres, styles and experiences including emerging and veteran playwrights. The festival is highly competitive, only 4 plays out of 112 submissions were selected for the festival. These selected plays will represent work that supports San Diego Repertory Theatre’s mission to generate and sustain a more inclusive community through vivid works that nourish progressive political and social values and celebrate the multiple voices of our region. 


Festival Lineup

Friday, August 3 at 7:30pm: Bad Hombres/Good Wives, written By Herbert Siguenza

Saturday, August 4 at 1:00pm.: The Book of Leonidas, written by Augusto Amador

Saturday, August 4 at 3:00pm.:Bees and Honey, written by Guadalís del Carmen

Saturday, August 4 at 7:00pm.:Festival showcase production of WET: A DACAmented Journey

Sunday, August 5 at 1:00pm: Azul, written by Christina Quintana



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WET: A DACAmented Journey writer and performer Alex Alpharaoh.

WET: A DACAmented Journey writer and performer Alex Alpharaoh.




Herbert Siguenza (Playwright, Bad Hombres/Good Wives):

Herbert Siguenza is a founding member of Culture Clash. He is the Playwright-in-Residence at San Diego Repertory Theatre through a generous grant with the Andrew
W. Mellon Foundation. He has written and starred in the following plays: Cantinflas!, Private Eddie USA, A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, El Henry (Winner of a San Diego
Critics Circle award for Best Play, 2014), Steal Heaven and Manifest Destinitis. The REP recently closed its 42nd season with Beachtown, an immersive and interactive play he
co-wrote with Rachel Grossman of dog & pony dc. He is currently developing his first musical called Birth Day and an adaptation of Moliere’s School for Wives called Bad
Hombres/Good Wives. Herbert also performed the voices of the twin uncles in Pixar’s Oscar-winning Best Animation COCO.

Augusto Amador (Playwright, The Book of Leonidas):

The Book of Leonidas was developed through the Latino Theater Alliance/L.A. Playwright's Nest. Last year the play had a staged reading at the Cherry Lane Theater in
NYC where it was awarded best play as part of the Downtown Urban Arts Festival. Other playwriting fellowships include The Public Theater in NYC and the Humanitas Prize
in Los Angeles. Mr. Amador was recently awarded a playwriting grant from the Lincoln City Fellowship from the Speranza Foundation in NYC for his upcoming play, The Sunset

Guadalís Del Carmen (Playwright, Bees and Honey):

Currently based in NYC, Guadalís Del Carmen was born and raised in Chicago. Her first play, Blowout, was produced by Aguijón Theater in 2013. In 2014, she was one of eight
early career playwrights to be chosen to form El Semillero, a playwright writing group curated by ALTA (Alliance of Latino Theater Artists) in residency at Victory Gardens
Theater. My Father’s Keeper was developed through El Semillero, is a semi-finalist in Quick Silver Theater Company’s 2018 Playwrights of Color Summit and is in Latino
Theater Commons Carnaval 2018.

Christina Quintana (Playwright, Azul):

Christina Quintana (CQ) is a New York-based writer with Cuban and Louisiana roots. Azul will have its world premiere at Southern Rep Theatre in March 2019. The play was
a selection on the 2017 Kilroys List and an honorable mention for the 2018 Leah Ryan FEWW Prize and the 2017 Arch Bruce Brown Playwriting Competition. Other plays
include Scissoring (INTAR), Evensong (Astoria Performing Arts Center), The Great Lonely Roamer & The Night That Changed Everything (NYU Voices Festival), Citizen Scientist
(EST/Sloan Commission) and Enter Your Sleep (Yale Cabaret). She is the recipient of fellowships from Playwrights Realm, Van Lier New Voices at the Lark, CubaOne,
Queer/Art, and Lambda Literary, a proud member of Youngblood, EST's cohort of emerging playwrights, and a graduate of the MFA Playwriting program at Columbia University. For more information, visit

Alex Alpharaoh (Playwright, WET: A DACAmented Journey):

Alex Alpharaoh is an award-winning stage and film actor, writer, director, producer, spoken word artist, solo performer and teaching artist from Los Angeles. He has performed in various venues and open mics throughout Los Angeles including Da Poetry Lounge, Sunday Jump, Washington D.C.’s Busboys and Poets and New York’s renowned Nuyorican Cafe. As a teaching artist, Alpharaoh teaches a highly popular Fundamentals of Spoken Word and Performance Poetry class advising individuals how to connect with their deeper selves using their words and expressions as a form of healing.

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