Brava Studio Sessions presents a staged reading of
WOLF AT THE DOOR by Marisela Treviño Orta
Directed by Nakissa Etemad
With: Maria Candelaria, Nick Garcia, Tessa Koning-Martinez, Carla Pauli and Baruch Porras-Hernandez
September 23 7pm
In Marisela Orta's dark fairy tale, Isadora finds the strength to stand up to her abusive husband Septimo when he forces the very pregnant Yolot to stay against her will. While Septimo makes plans for the baby, Isadora and Yolot devise one of their own. As a pack of wolves closes in on the hacienda, Isadora must decide what price she’ll pay for her own freedom.
Marisela Treviño Orta is an award-winning Bay Area playwright. Her first play Braided Sorrow won the 2006 Chicano/Latino Literary Prize in Drama, received its World Premiere in 2008 at Su Teatro in Denver, CO and won the 2009 PEN Center USA Literary Award in Drama. Marisela’s other plays include: American Triage (2012 Repertorio Español Nuestras Voces Finalist); Heart Shaped Nebula (2012 O’Neill Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist); and Woman on Fire.
Marisela is a former member of Playground’s writers pool and an alumna of the Playwrights Foundation’s Resident Playwrights Inititative. Currently she is working on a cycle of fairy tales inspired by Latino mythology which include The River Bride (2013 National Latino Playwriting Award Co-winner), Wolf at the Door, and Alcira.