Brava Studio Sessions presents a staged reading of Maravilla
A new play by Javier Hurtado
Tuesday, September 15 7pm
Lil’ Morena, is a elusive young pop sensation. At least, that’s who she is at the moment. The young diva is full of secrets, but she has survived that way since 1715. Now, after 300 years, she’s sick. The only thing that can save her is locked in box somewhere in the home of her recently deceased lover, Josefa. Lil has to get herself together, for her fans, her staff and herself without the love of her life. Maravilla is a story about the fragility of a love that has taken centuries to find and what happens when it dies.
Javier Hurtado is a playwright, performer and producer who recently moved from the Bay Area to Riverside. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Playwriting at UC Riverside. Javier was also named a 2015 Lambda Literary Fellow in Playwriting and had the privilege of developing Maravilla under the mentorship of Cherríe Moraga at this summer's Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices.
Javier has been working on this play for a year and recently was able to further develop Maravilla under the mentorship of Cherríe Moraga as part of the Lambda Literary Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices.