Black Butterfly by Krista DeNio, 2010

Black Butterfly, Jaguar Girl, Piñata Woman and Other Superhero Girls, Like Me by MacArthur Award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro with poets Alma Elena Cervantes, Sandra C. Muñoz and Marisela Norte looks at the experience of Latina teenagers in East Los Angeles. More a choreopoem than traditional drama, in Black Butterfly, Alfaro foregoes scenes for vignettes revealing the triumphs and trials of coming of age female in East L.A. Dance and > music connect the parts, moving from the particular story of one girl to truths about the stories of all girls.

Directed by Krista DeNio. Light design by Billy Tubb and set design by Richard Hess.