From October 11 through November 3, 2018, Latino Theatre Projects and Producing Artistic Director Fernando Luna will present, in association with Theatre Off Jackson, Brainpeople by prize-winning Puerto Rican writer Jose Rivera at Theatre Off Jackson in Seattle’s International District/Chinatown.
Brainpeople is a deeply psychological story of three women and the life events that haunt them. A wealthy Puerto Rican woman who is still obsessively grieving the parents she lost at age eight sends her armored limousine out into a violent, dystopian Los Angeles to pick up two complete strangers and bring them back to her home for an exotic feast and deep conversation. A mixture of comedy and chaos ensues when one of the guests, who suffers Dissociative Identity Disorder, brings along her crew of “brainpeople” and the other, a nervous, intelligent Armenian woman, reveals the source of her distrust of all people. The meal turns into an evening of brutal honesty and terrifying introspection.
The production is directed by Fernando Luna. The cast is Sofia Raquel Sanchez, and Vero Lecocq. Katya Landau is the Dialect Coach. The design team includes Alexander Winterle (sets), Michael Mrizek (lighting}, Jennifer Burkley (properties), and Constanza Romero and Sarah Schuyler (graphics).