GPTC PlayFest 2021/22

The Guadalupes 

Written by Noah Diaz

Directed by Kevin Lawler

THE GUADALUPES is a meta-theatric exploration of history, memory, family, sadness, the importance of naming things, and the hard pill swallow of accepting our ancestry. A commission, and regional premier, with playwright Noah Diaz, will continue our community-based work with an autobiographical dive into a multi-generational family in South Omaha.

Regional premiere, Neighborhood Tapestries Commission in partnership with Holy Family Community Center

Full, in-person production

April 14 – 16, @ 7:30pm

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Holy Family Community Center, ​1715 Izard St.





The Cast

Noah Diaz – A: A playwright who is Mexican.

Jonathan Purcell – B: An actor who is white.

Presciliana Esparolini – SHE: A voice. Guadalupe herself, but in a time of good health.


Meet the Playwright    Noah Diaz

Noah Diaz is a playwright and television writer from the Iowa/Nebraska border. His plays have been developed with Roundabout Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Two River Theater, The Sol Project, First Floor Theater, and The Playwrights Realm, where he is the current Page One Resident Playwright. He is a recipient of the ASCAP Cole Porter Prize for Excellence in Playwriting, a five-time recipient of playwriting awards from the Kennedy Center, and is currently under commission from La Jolla Playhouse, Manhattan Theatre Club/Sloan, The Great Plains Theatre Commons, Baltimore Center Stage, and Audible/Amazon Studios.

MFA: Yale School of Drama

He has written on Joe Exotic (NBC, USA, and Peacock), Vampire Academy (Peacock), and is currently developing projects for Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, AMC, and Hulu.




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