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Joann Farias

JOANN FARIAS

  (1963 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Joann Farias is Mexican-American from Texas and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Her plays have been produced at South Coast Repertory Theatre, Miracle Theatre, Live Girls! Theater, Seattle Opera, Opera Idaho, and Shoestring Radio Theatre. Her Dramatic work has been published by Broadway Play Publishing and Rain City Projects, and literary work has been published by Dialogue, the amherst Review, and the South Carolina Review. She is a recipient of the Nea/TCG Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        Claudia Meets Fulano Colorado         Road To Xibalba, The         Tino Does Time



Claudia Meets Fulano Colorado

Synopsis:
In the 1950s, the Mexican-American Mephistopheles Fulano Colorado tempts everyone in this small West Texas neighborhood with what they want but do not need: 10-year-old orphan girl Claudia, with a millionaire Father in California; young wife Rosa and Tony with the money to cover Tony's gambling debts which threaten to consume their home; middle-aged Jose and Felicia the reasons to descend into abuse; and old Concha and Narciso the perspective to look dimly on their rich lives. In the end, he is run out of town, but only after everyone bands together to affirm and help one another.

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1st Produced:
Workshopped At South Coast Repertory Theatre's Hispanic Playwrights Project    1997

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1st Published:
Broadway Play Publishing, 2000   -

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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Road To Xibalba, The

Synopsis:
In act I, young Mexican-American anthropologist Jeff Ordonez goes to Guatemala to study shamanism. He enters the world of the shamans too profoundly, and ends up with visual and auditory hallucinations (or psychic powers, as he calls them). His fiancee, angela, a nurse, comes to Guatemala to be near him and work in a clinic. their effort runs afoul of the GuatemAlan civil war, and they have to flee violence. In act II, his son, Jeff, a high school counselor with a background in psychology, is chaperoning a field trip of Mexican-American high school students to the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. His students accidentally ingest a hallucinogenic substance and fall into the ball court portal into the Mayan underworld, where they must pass the tests of Xibalba before they can return home, with the help of Joe's magic.

Notes:
This play was written As part of the Nea/TCG theatre Residency Program for Playwrights Program And is being produced At the Miracle thanks to A grant from the Nea.

1st Produced:
Portland, Oregon    2006

Organisations:
Miracle Theatre

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Tino Does Time

Synopsis:
a small-time reseller of stolen goods, Tino is arrested and placed in jail for 30 days with Rufo, a social misfit. there, in a run of insomnia, he hears the ghost of his suicide Father taunting him until he attempts suicide but is saved at the last minute by his jailer. Meanwhile, the cop who arrested him falls in love with his sister, Magdalena, and pursues an awkward but successful courtship

Notes:
Originally commissioned by South Coast Repertory, TINO DOeS TIMe won the 2000 Richard Hugo House New Play Competition, was workshopped At the Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival, And was produced by Miracle theatre.

1st Produced:
Seattle, Wa    2003

Organisations:
Live Girls! Theater

1st Published:
Rain City Projects, 2003   -

Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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