Pase Lo Que Pase (I Will Always Find You), by Carl(os) Roa

7/7/2022 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM ET

The Play:
Fátima lives in Tegucigalpa, where she must fight for her life every single day. Guillermo lives in Bogotá, where he is told repeatedly that he does not belong. They both find two halves of an ancient, sentient map that compels them to take a journey to meet each other. But what starts out as a mystic quest turns out to be a horrific nightmare. PASE LO QUE PASE explores the question: what does it mean to be terrified of your own culture?

Content Warning: This Play Contains Some Prominent Themes of Latin-American Trauma, Political Violence, Hate Crimes, Homophobia, and Suicide.

When: July 7, 2022 at 7:30PM
             Please note there will be no late seating at this performance.

Where: The Proscenium Theatre at The Drake located at 302 S. Hicks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

The Playwright: Carl(os) Roa (they/them) is a creator, writer, performer, organizer, juicy Colombian bear, and effusive Miami transplant. A proud alumni of the Headlong Performance Institute and Drexel University, (os)’ work explores the marginalized within the marginalized, and alternative communities living alternative lives.

They’ve worked with numerous artistic organizations in Philadelphia, including The Wilma Theater, Taller Puertorriqueño, First Person Arts, Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, and Swim Pony Performing Arts. They are currently the Program Manager for the Painted Bride Art Center, and a contributing writer for HowlRound Theatre Commons and American Theatre Magazine – three organizations that they are honored to be associated with. They are also a third-year member of the Foundry: a playwriting group that is guided by the mentorship of R. Eric Thomas and LM Feldman.

Previous projects include From Beneath, It Lurks, a devised play they wrote exploring Lovecraftian horror; and Andean Mountains, which was the recipient of FringeArts’ inaugural Camp Fringe residency program and received its world premiere at Taller Puertorriqueño. They were a finalist for the Latinx Theatre Commons’ Carnaval of New Latinx Work, and they’ve collaborated with director Blanka Zizka and playwright Christopher Chen on the world premiere production of Passage at the Wilma Theater.

They are also one of the organizers for Lxs Primxs, an interdisciplinary collective that creates performance art for a third culture following with collaborators Mariadela Belle Alvarez and Cat Ramirez. They are a finalist for the 2022 Terrance McNally Award.

COVID Safety Requirements
• Proof of full vaccination and valid ID are required for admission.
• Patrons who are exempt from COVID-19 vaccinations due to medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of performance time.
• Masks, covering both mouth and nose, must be worn throughout the performance.

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