EVENTS

LUCIÉRNAGAS

BY JAVIER RIVERA DeBRUIN. NOVEMBER 12-30

Directed by Carlos Armesto and co-presented by The Theater at the 14th Street Y, Javier Rivera DeBruin's Luciérnagas is a story about heritage, legacy, and forgiveness.


When Mal’s maternal grandmother Lupe dies, she inherits a mysterious cabin in the woods. While visiting this small house for the first time, Mal encounters her estranged mother Silvia, the ghost of her grandmother, and a bioluminescent child named Xara who lives in the walls. Silvia declares ownership of the cabin, Mal struggles to break free from old patterns, and Xara demands to be seen. All the while they parse through possessions, secrets, and family dynamics, over a weekend they won’t soon forget.


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<p class="font_7">In line with New York City’s proof of vaccination requirement, theater guests will need to share a photo or copy of their official CDC COVID-19 vaccination card to enter the 14th Street Y Theater. Guests may also use the following options as proof of vaccination: NYC COVID Safe App, NYS Excelsior Pass or an official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S.</p>
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<p class="font_9">Luciérnagas <em>is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by LMCC. This production is also made possible by the generous support of The Sparkjoy Foundation.</em></p>

Graphic by Agustin Iannone and Ana Picazo.

In line with New York City’s proof of vaccination requirement, theater guests will need to share a photo or copy of their official CDC COVID-19 vaccination card to enter the 14th Street Y Theater. Guests may also use the following options as proof of vaccination: NYC COVID Safe App, NYS Excelsior Pass or an official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S.


Luciérnagas is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by LMCC. This production is also made possible by the generous support of The Sparkjoy Foundation.

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Tickets for Luciérnagas may be purchased via the 14th Street Y Theater website.

General admission is $25.

Tickets may also be purchased by calling

646-395-4310 or in person at the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street, at the corner of 14th and 1st Ave).

All tickets are subject to a $1.99 servicing fee.

Luciérnagas is an Equity-approved showcase.

STARRING

Alexandra Taylor as Mal,

Terresa Yenque* as Lupe,

Yasha Lelonek* as Xara,

Gabriela Garcia* as Silvia, 

and Gary Dooley* as George.

*denotes members of Actors Equity Assoc.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Andrew Perez

Melissa Barry 

Adam Odsess Rubin

Douglas Dubois Sebamala

Leigh Fondakowski

Camille Witt

Jordan Delise Fleming

Jacob Ettkin

- Production Manager

- Stage Manager

- Artistic Director, Producer

- Managing Director, NQT

- NQT Board Member

- Marketing Coordinator

- Artistic Engagement Intern

- COVID Safety Coordinator

DESIGN TEAM

Germán Martínez

Oriana Sophia

Betsy Chester

Gaya Chatterjee

-  Sound Designer

- Costume Designer

- Light Designer

- Set & Props Designer

“Javier Rivera DeBruin's work is a poetic reminder of the bonds of family, and the queerness of modern life. Luciérnagas, directed by the incomparable Carlos Armesto, represents the very best of new LGBTQ theater in New York City and the future of the American Theater, which is more inclusive, beautiful, and transformative.

 

—Adam Odsess-Rubin, Founding Artistic Director of National Queer Theater.

“The 14Y Theater honors the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture making in the East Village and is committed to offering a platform for new voices. Luciérnagas, written by someone who identifies as both queer and Lantiné, blurs the line between the normal and the paranormal with skillful grace while still being a very relatable story about mothers and daughters. It speaks to theater's ability to be both diverse and universal at the same time; the kind of work we hope to provide to our audiences, challenging the viewer to see themselves in others.” 

—Kryssy Wright, Production Manager, 14th St Y