Home Cherry Hill News

Cherry Hill West graduate serves as literary assistant for off-broadway performance

From June 15 through June 26, "Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares," will make its world premiere at the Gene Frankel Theatre, an Off-Off Broadway venue in New York City.

0
From June 15 through June 26, “Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares,” will make its world premiere at the Gene Frankel Theatre, an Off-Off Broadway venue in New York City. (Special to The Sun/The Sun)
Cherry Hill West High School graduate Sydnie Stern (’21) is serving as the literary assistant on “Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares,” which is making its world premiere at the Gene Frankel Theatre, an Off-Off Broadway venue in New York City. Stern is working under playwright and director Christine Stoddard. The play opened June 15 and will run through June 26, for a total of 10 performances. During her work on the project, Stern has done everything from proofread the script to take notes during rehearsals to write outreach emails and more. Currently, Stern is an English major at St. John’s University in Queens, New York and will be entering her sophomore year this fall. 
 
“Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares” centers on Maya (Vanessa Vivas), a young Salvadoran-American, who navigates trauma and family mythology through magic and folklore as she comes of age in Phoenix, Arizona. C0-stars include Marian Del Valle and Fiamma Piacentini. “Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares” will be produced by Quail Bell Press & Productions. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. 

Find out more about the cast and crew at miabuelaqueenofnightmares.weebly.com. Members of the team are available for press interviews. You may send inquiries to info@quailbell.com or reply to this email.

More about the play’s background:

“Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares” won a national playwriting competition held by Table Work Press in 2019 and was published in the book Two Plays: True Believer and Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares (2020). The play is based upon the 2018 Semiperfect Press chapbook of poems by the same name.

Exit mobile version