AZTEC PIRATES & THE INSIGNIFICANCE OF
LIFE ON MARS
a fantasia in two parts
Johnny Montenegro is an ICE agent trying to put back the pieces of his life after an ugly incident in the field got him suspended from duty. While arresting a man he had already deported two years earlier, he was called a traitor to his race and he beat the accuser half to death, but he couldn’t shake the idea that had been planted within him: was he a traitor to his race? Equipped with only his commands Johnny embarks on an odyssey as he searches for the truth about his country, his culture, and his memory. However with every answer that he finds, there is something inside of him that becomes less clear. His quest to clear his conscience leads him from strip bars to courtrooms to hospitals to morgues, as he seeks the validation he needs to continue living complicitly.
Across borders and allegiances this two part play takes you on a harrowing and disturbing adventure that examines life for Latinx people caught between embracing their roots and conforming to the mob mentality of a Trump-era USA.
The PlayGround Experiment 2018
Feast Performance Series 2018
Broadviews on Broadway Summer Fresh Festival 2018
All-Star Theatre South Texas 2019
San Diego Rep 2019
Frank Silvera Writers Workshop (BK Cultural Arts Center) 2019