'Desarrollo' follows three queer and trans Bronx natives as they grow from exuberant 13-year olds to yearning, unmoored young adults. Part of the second annual Corkscrew Festival of new work. More…
As kids growing up in New York City, Nelly, Alaida, and Sol spent hot summer days daring, dancing, and documenting their way across boroughs, rivers, and storefronts. Ten years later, time has seemed to warp everything, from their once-indestructible friendship to the landscape of the streets they used to call home. 'Desarrollo' is an unraveling—a discovery—of what happens to the people and the places we love when put under pressure; like film developing in the dark, their stories are ones of transformation, of capturing the moments that change us.
See it if you would like to hear 1st-hand about the lives of a whole new generation of queers -- urban, of color & gender non-conforming.
Don't see it if you are looking for yet another "straight white people in a living room" play: This is not that!
See it if you want to support diverse creators and performers, you like stories about growing up, finding yourself, and being part of a community
Don't see it if you're homophobic or transphobic, you don't like stories about New York communities, you like linear stories
See it if You like diamonds in the rough. This show (that feels in many ways like a Glass Menagerie for our modern times) has moments of greatness.
Don't see it if If you can’t excuse a few flaws. There were some technical issues and it could use some editing but it’s a good play!
See it if You want to see a play about pre-teens as they come into their own and what the near future had in store for them and how things change.
Don't see it if You are not comfortable with folks and their sexuality and how they express it. You don't want to laugh.
See it if you can bear a subtle glimpse into some of what happens to the people of a neighborhood when it becomes popular and is gentrified.
Don't see it if you fear feeling responsible @ gentrification or, you can't stand plays w trans people of color or, you need a plot to be rigidly defined.
See it if You might enjoy a play about trans and gay characters, that shows their progression from young teens to young adults.
Don't see it if You want a more polished, professionally produced show with big sets and more experienced actors.
See it if You enjoy the life of young girls growing up sharing their journeys together & how they grow apart 10 years later.
Don't see it if You don't like stories of young lesbians & a trans. growing as best friends sharing their journey growing up together living in the Bronx.
See it if you're craving representation of marginalized voices (queer, latinx) & want to support these artists, are interested in nyc's changing face
Don't see it if you will be frustrated by a smattering of Spanish or will be scandalized by on-stage displays of affection
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