THE WOMEN OF PADILLA
April 8, 2017 - April 30, 2017
By Tony Meneses
Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll
The story of eight women who kept the faith.
Through the power of food, faith, laughter, and each other, eight women find a way to carry on life at home while their husbands are away at war. Inspired by the heightened lyricism of the renowned playwright and poet Federico García Lorca, this beautiful new play shows us there is always a way—even through the hardest of times—to set our love free.
Daniella De Jesús
Tony Meneses is a Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab member and resident playwright in the Ars Nova Play Group. His play Guadalupe in the Guest Room had a world premiere at Two River Theater and is now published by Dramatists Play Service. He was a 2016 Playwright Fellow at the Sundance Institute Playwrights Retreat at Ucross, a 2014/2015 Playwrights Realm Writing fellow, and has been previously developed at the LARK Playwrights’ Week; he’s also the recipient of the 2010 Kennedy Center ACTF Latino Playwriting Award. Alumni: Youngblood at EST. MFA: Iowa Playwrights Workshop. BA: UT Austin.