I spent a week in León, Nicaragua when I was 15, 16, and 17. That revolutionary city blew my mind. This February I went back, and began a theatre collaboration with the New Haven / León Sister City Project, Bregamos Community Theater, and the Yale Council of Latin American/Iberian Studies. We’re doing Theatre of the Oppressed workshops in pokies on line New Haven and León, creating new theatre in both places. Email me if you want to join us. Here”s more info. Here are a couple of poems I wrote about our connection to Goyena, a rural community outside León where workers from the sugarcane plantation have been dying of kidney disease.
"[Kingdom] dramatically denounces street violence even as it demonstrates the ability of rap and hip-hop to make successful musical theatre." -BackStage