What if there were a group of “uber” humans who have the ability to download and upload their memory banks onto different bodies throughout lifetimes? What if there was only 12 who could do this? What if they have been at war with each other, as they live amongst us? What if four of them have discovered that the top two have access to items that control the telluric forces of the earth--unleashing volcanoes, and weather catastrophes and have decided to outsource destructive services to the highest bidder?
Wayfoot is the story of the "W" a gene. A neither "X" nor "Y", neither here nor there, not you, not I, yet-everywhere-type-of-tale about the many possibilities that make the accident of humanity, love, and absolute death ever more (im)plausible.
The play is a “Future Frontera Funk” for the stage that takes the sister cities of El Paso/Ciudad Juárez and turns them into a gothic-noir-like metropolis called "Red Town." It is a speculative fiction piece about a place that was once ridden with border tensions and is now in utopian prosperity after an earthquake divides part of the North, taking parts of Texas, Arizona and Southern Cali with it. A threatening current of violent water now known as “Mar Bravo” now separates the two countries—in this world. After a destabilizing Civil War, northerners desperately seek refuge in the south, but Red Town is hard to forget the treatment they received in the past, and Country M makes it near impossible for the northerners to cross south. But some indigenous people have found a way… Under the guise of being the runners of a successful Candy Store, four teenagers decide to take the enterprise of smuggling into their own hands—but with a twist.
A Maximilian Affair
(based on true events)
A historical fiction piece inspired by the publications, speeches and journal entries of my great-great-great grandfather: a Mexican professor turned diplomat seeking Italy and US help during the French Invasion of Mexico in the 1860s. This piece takes place during the Maximilian Empire in Mexico, when the country was under Austrian rule, and fictionalizes the growing tensions of the crown and the people as Johann Strauss steals the The Blue Danube from a Mexican Composer.