Welcome to Arroyo's
Alejandro Arroyo's new Lower East Side lounge is struggling. His sister Molly's graffiti habit is getting more and more brazen and dangerous. Officer Derek's first days in the NYPD aren't going so smoothly. And graduate student Lelly Santago has just discovered a secret that could change the face of hip-hop history. Two Djs spin, remix, and tell the story in this family comedy about music, community, and the love of both.
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Dramatists Play Service; University of Michigan Press (as part of Say Word: Voices from Hip-Hop Theater).
“... genuinely honest voice, an energetic, playful theatricality, and a confident...grasp of solid storytelling rooted in character. It seems an ideal piece for regional theater second stages, with an ability to appeal to a younger audience without alienating existing subscribers.” -- Variety
Production and Development History
Productions: The Old Globe, West Coast Premiere, dir. Jaime Castañeda (2010); American Theater Company, World Premiere, dir. Jaime Castañeda (2010).
Workshop Productions: Summer Play Festival, dir. Jaime Castañeda (2005); Barebones Series, The Lark Play Development Center, dir. Margarett Perry (2005).
Workshops: Hispanic Playwrights Project, South Coast Repertory, dir. Michael John Garcés (2003); Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, Master's Thesis Reading, dir. Rick DesRochers (2002).