A Theatrical Staged Reading of



by Jami Brandli
directed by
Jennifer Eve Thorn

Feb. 6, 2018 7pm


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About the Play
The Mexican Revolution during The Day of Dead Feast. Luisa, a teenage girl with face blindness, finds the camp where her mother fled to become a revolutionary soldadera.  She is taken into a camp by the other soldaderas and unintentionally catches the eye of the lascivious, god-fearing colonel.  Upon learning her mother died bravely in battle, Luisa decides to risk her own life fighting in the revolution. When a dangerous secret is revealed about the identity of her mother, the camp may just be torn apart.

Laura Jimenez (as Luisa), Mariel Shaw (as Pedro/Maria), Fernando Vega (as Colonel Moreno), Olivia Ruiz (as Old One), Nadia Guevara (as Adelita/Rosita), Arusi Santi (as Basilio) and the Soldaderas: Lettie De Ana, Pamela Basurto and Tamara Rodriguez


About the Playwright
Jami Brandli plays include Technicolor Life, S.O.E., M-Theory, ¡SOLDADERA!, Sisters Three, A Merry Little Christmas and BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!) which was named in The Kilroys Top 46 List in 2014. Her work has been produced/developed at New Dramatists, WordBRIDGE, The Lark, New York Theatre Workshop, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Launch Pad, The Antaeus Company, Chalk REP, The Road, among other venues. Winner of John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award, Holland New Voices Award and Aurora Theatre Company’s GAP Prize.  Technicolor Life premiered at REP Stage as part of the 2015 Women’s Voices Theater Festival.  BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!) will receive a joint world premiere with Moving Arts, MOXIE Theatre and Promethean Theatre starting this fall, 2017.   She’s been a finalist for the 2016 PEN Literary Award for Drama, Playwrights’ Center Core Writer Fellowship, Princess Grace Award, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and the Disney ABC TV Fellowship and was also nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award.  Her short works are published with TCG and Smith & Kraus. A proud member of the Playwrights Union, the Antaeus Playwrights Lab, and The Dramatist Guild, Jami teaches dramatic writing at Lesley University’s low-residency MFA program. She is represented by the Robert A Freedman Agency and Fourth Wall Management and is currently developing a TV project with Quaker Moving Pictures. www.jamibrandli.com


Ticket Pricing:

General Admission-$10
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Location: MOXIE Theatre

6663 El Cajon Blvd Suite N
San Diego CA 92115