Thursday, June 30, 2022

The President of the United States...

My play My Fellow Americans opens next month as part of the Secret Theatre One-Act Festival, which means it's time to meet the President of the United States... Rebecca Ana Peña!

Okay, so Bec isn't actually President of the United States... yet... but she gets to play the president on stage beginning July 13th. If you can't make opening night, there will be additional performances on July 20th, July 27th, and August 3rd.

Bec is a Cuban American artist based in New York City. Most recently, she appeared in the evening of short plays East Side Stories, Actually at Metropolitan Playhouse. Some of her favorite credits include The Bacchae (The Classical Theatre of Harlem) and Times Square (The Civilians). She also appeared in the Ambie Award nominated film Skinner 1929.

The production is being directed by Rachael Langton, whose credits include A Shot Rang Out by Michael Hagins at Theatre Row; East Side Stories, Actually at Metropolitan Playhouse; Winter's Night by Neith Boyce and Woman's Honor by Susan Glaspell, as well as Graduation by Eugene Grygo, performed in the International Human Rights Festival.

If you haven't been out to the new Secret Theatre in Woodside, Queens, it's a wonderful venue, so be sure to check it out next month!