Honored to announce that my play The Jersey Devil is a Papi Chulo is the co-recipient of the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival’s Latinx Playwriting Prize, and second Place for the Mark Twain Playwriting Prize for Comedy.
This play was also a finalist for the New Works Series at Teatro Chelsea in Boston.
To all the Papi Chulos and The Fierce Lady Ancestors- Thank you from the bottom of my Jersey-born, Pine Barren Casa Carajo Quarantined, Goya Boycotting, Frijoles Negros Loving Heart.
And thanks especially to my friends at The Latinx Playwrights Circle.
About the Play:
The Jersey Devil Is A Papi Chulo is a comedic, bilingual, post-quarantine play. Five American-Latina friends embark on a camping trip in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey for the bachelorette party that should have been. There they encounter two white “papi chulos” (‘hotties’) who are doing this camping thing right: with running water. Unbeknownst to the ladies, the boys hatch a plan inspired by reality television in order to determine which of the femme-fatales they will save from deportation through marriage. But will the boys be able to save the women from The Jersey Devil?
Read the most recent draft on New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/users/13838/iraisa-ann-reilly