Reviews: See What Critics Think of the World Premiere of My Broken Language from Pulitzer Winner Quiara Alegría Hudes | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: See What Critics Think of the World Premiere of My Broken Language from Pulitzer Winner Quiara Alegría Hudes

The Off-Broadway run at Signature Theatre stars Samora la Perdida, Zabryna Guevara, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Yani Marin, and Marilyn Torres.

Clockwise from top center: Samora la Perdida (standing), Zabryna Guevara, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Yani Marin, Marilyn Torres. Jonathan George

Critics are sharing their thoughts on the world premiere of My Broken Language by Pulitzer-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes. Adapted from Hudes' memoir of the same name, the play began previews in the Pershing Square Signature Center's Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre October 18. It opened at the Off-Broadway theatre November 6 for a run through November 27.

Hudes' directs the work which features monologue, literary reading, music, and movement ito portray her experiences growing up in el barrio in Philadelphia during the '90s, in a Puerto Rican family held together by women. Starring are Zabryna Guevara (Water by the Spoonful, Emergence), Yani Marin (Jack Ryan, Empire), Samora la Perdida (Notes on Killing Seven Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Board Members), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent, Jack Goes Boating), and Marilyn Torres (Water by The Spoonful, Daredevil). 

Read the reviews here.

New York Stage Review (David Finkle)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Theatre Guide (Gillian Russo)

The New York Times (Alexis Soloski)*

Theater Pizzazz (Samuel L. Leiter)

Talkin' Broadway (James Wilson)

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

Each scene represented in the play focuses, in multifarious ways, on women’s bodies as sites and origins of meaning, expression, and exchange.

The production features choreography by Ebony Williams, music supervision by Alex Lacamoire, music by Ariacne Trujillo Duran, scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Jen Schriever, and sound design by Leah Gelpe. The cultural specialist is Ann James with Kaitlin Leigh Marsh as production stage manager, Julia Perez as assistant stage manager, and Rudi Goblen as assoociate director with casting by Caparelliotis Casting's Dave Caparelliotis and Joe Gery.

My Broken Language marks Hudes' second play in her Premiere Residency, following the 2016 world premiere of Daphne’s Dive which also starred Rubin-Vega.

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A Look at Daphne Rubin-Vega and Samira Wiley in Daphne’s Dive


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