THE PIÑATA

a new play

It's 1935 and the lives of several prostitutes in South Texas, and the ranch hands that visit them, are changed forever when Lina creates the most beautiful piñata any of them have ever seen. Is it art? Is it crafts? Is it more of a feeling? Or is it just a piñata that needs to be smashed before Cuca gets an idea she can't un-think? As the ranchers begin to question their place in society, Cuca and Lina find themselves torn between the obligations of the dry Texas brush and the dream that they could actually be together.

THE PIÑATA will receive a workshop production at Indiana University in February of 2022.

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THE PIÑATA PRODUCTION SHOTS

Photos by Lauren Diesch

The Piñata received a workshop production at Indiana University in February of 2022. The production was directed by Lauren Diesch, with lighting design by Russell Long, sound design by Valeriya Nedviga, costumes by Sam Connan, and set by Diesch. It starred Lais Vanin, Kara Reiteri, Arturo Hernandez, David Hosei, and Sam Connan. Lexi Silva served as production dramaturg.

The Piñata poster featuring artwork by Leito Navarette
David Hosei and Lais Vanin
Lais Vanin and Kara Raiteri
Lais Vanin and Kara Raiteri
Lais Vanin and Kara Raiteri
Lais Vanin and Kara Raiteri
Lais Vanin, Kara Raiteri, Arturo Hernandez
David Hosei and Kara Raiteri
Arturo Hernandez, David Hosei, Kara Raiteri, Lais Vanin, and Sam Connan
Lais Vanin, and Kara Raiteri
Sam Connan, David Hosei, and Lais Vanin
 

THE PIÑATA @ KENNEDY CENTER KCACFT 3

Pictures of the cast who took part in a reading of the KCACFT Region 3 sixty minute one-act play winners over zoom in 2022.

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DEVELOPMENTAL HISTORY

  • Indiana University, Staged Reading (2021)

  • Kennedy Center KCACTF Staged Reading (2022)

  • Indiana University, Production (2022)