RCA Theatre Company

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Characters – All characters are played by Santiago Guzmán

  • EUGENIO: Mexican immigrant in Newfoundland and Labrador. 19 years old.
  • LUPITA: Mexican. Only speaks Spanish, since she refuses to speak English with Eugenio. 16 years old. Eugenio’s sister.
  • PAPÁ: Only speaks Spanish. Eugenio’s father.
  • DIANA: Mexican. Speaks Spanish and English with a thick accent. 19 years old. Eugenio’s best friend from Mexico.
  • BENJAMIN: Canadian. 20 years old. Eugenio’s… ghost.

Santiago Guzmán

Santiago Guzmán (he/him) is a writer, performer, director and producer for theatre and film originally from Metepec, Mexico, now based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. He is the Artistic Director of TODOS Productions (NL), the Artistic Associate for Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (NS) and General Manager for Neighbourhood Dance Works (NL). He is a proud member of The Quilted Collective.

His work as a writer aims to put local, under-represented narratives and characters on the frontlines, whilst inviting audiences to appreciate the vibrancy of Newfoundland and Labrador from a diverse perspective.

His plays have been supported, developed and/or produced by theatre companies and festivals across the country, like TODOS Productions (NL), Resource Centre for the Arts Theatre Company (NL), Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland (NL), Rising Tide Theatre (NL),

Neighbourhood Dance Works (NL), Eastern Front Theatre (NS), Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (NS), Ship’s Theatre Company (NS), Page1 Theatre (NS), Boca Del Lupo (BC), Paprika Festival (ON), and the National Theatre School of Canada’s Art Apart Program (QC).

Santiago’s work is very gay, very brown, and very real.