Catalina de Erauso
Catalina de Erauso
This wickedly funny and wildly fantastical work chronicles the true story of a 17th Century nun who, at the tender age of 14, breaks out of the convent, makes her way across the globe disguised as a man, and ultimately becomes the New World’s first and fiercest Conquistadora. In the breadth of one evening, we watch Catalina transform from a trapped young girl into a self-made man, until the brutality of colonization remakes her into a monster.
This world premiere is written by paper chairs’ co-artistic director and resident playwright Elizabeth Doss, features scenic design by co-artistic director Lisa Laratta, and welcomes back co-founder Dustin Wills from New York City to direct.
Catalina is the inaugural event of our 2017-2018 collaboration with Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS), a non-profit sustainable design and architecture firm in East Austin, located 15 minutes from downtown, just east of MLK/FM 969 and 183. (The performances are outside, under the stars!)
Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS)
8604 FM 969, Austin, Texas 78724
September 14-30, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays until Sept 30th.
NEW PERFORMANCE ADDED SUNDAY OCT 1!
all performances at 8pm
Tickets: $15-25 sliding scale, all General Admission
Written by: Elizabeth Doss
Directed by: Dustin Wills
Performers: Michael Joplin, Delanté G. Keys, Robert Pierson, Cassandra Reveles, Alexis Scott, Alexandra Bassiakou Shaw, Jesus Valles, and Oktavea Williams
Composer and Musician: Henna Chou
Lighting Design: Rachel Atkinson
Set Design: Lisa Laratta
Costume Design: E.L. Hohn
Technical Design: Chris Conard
Stage Manager: Deanna Belardinelli
Dramaturg: Diana Lynn Small
Co-Producers: Rachel Dendy, Elizabeth Doss, Spring Karlo, and Lisa Laratta
Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
8604 FM 969
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Sep 14th-16th 2017, Sep 21st-23rd 2017, Sep 28th-30th 2017, Oct 1st 2017 at 8:00pm