american (tele)visions completes its world premiere at New York Theatre Workshop October 16. Co-produced with Theater Mitu, Victor I. Cazares' new work began its limited engagement September 10 at the Off-Broadway theatre ahead of its September 29 opening night.
Starring are Clew (Angels in America), Raúl Castillo (Looking), Ryan J. Haddad (Hi, Are You Single?), Elia Monte-Brown (New Amsterdam), and Bianca "b" Norwood (Seven Deadly Sins).
The memory play follows "Hero of Ages Lost" Erica as she pushes her shopping cart through a '90s Walmart, telling the story of an undocumented Mexican family. The production features live performance, live camera feeds, and pre-recorded video.
Directed by Rubén Polendo, the production features scenic and costume design by Bretta Gerecke, specialty costumes by Project Runwaystar Mondo Guerra, lighting design by Jeanette Yew, and technology design by Justin Nestor, Alex Hawthorn, and Kelly Colburn. The production is cast by David Caparelliotis, with J. David Brimmer serving as fight director, Andy Arden-Reese as intimacy director, Dawn-Elin Fraser as voice and text coach, and Shelley Miles as stage manager.
Cazares is currently NYTW's Playwright-in-Residence.