Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary to be presented at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, August 5-20. More information at http://www.venue13.com
Premiered at REDCAT in Los Angeles, January 16 - 21, 2007. Produced by the Center for New Performance at the California Institute of the Arts.
Presented at the 2009 at the Guadalajara Book Fair.
This solo tour de force tells an astonishing tale centered on three towering figures in the life of protean performer Marissa Chibas: her father, Raul Chibas, who cowrote the manifesto for the Cuban revolution with Fidel Castro; her uncle, Eddy Chibas, who was the frontrunner for the Cuban presidency in 1951 before committing suicide during a live radio broadcast; and her mother, Dalia Chibas, Miss Cuba runner-up in 1959. Zigzagging through her own stories and key episodes in the history of her illustrious family, Chibas gives an impassioned, live-wire performance that is propelled by her near-death experience in the Venezuelan Amazonia. An angel of death and an angel of life serve as guides on this journey. Directed by Mira Kingsley.