Look, A Latino!

Young and frustrated, Enrique is arrested for shoplifting. When Enrique shows up with an expensive pair of earrings for his mother’s birthday, we wonder if he’s turned over a new leaf or is he up to his old tricks. Do we know Enrique? Or do we just know the stereotype? The play was inspired by Frantz Fanon’s famous essay, “The Fact of Blackness”.

Cast Requirements

3 men
1 woman


University of the Philippines Press and Playscripts, Inc.


“… Cortiñas conveys both the inevitability — and the poignancy — of the communication gulf between two generations that just don’t speak the same language.“
— Variety


Production and Development History

Originally commissioned: Ma-Yi Theater Company.

Produced: Savage Acts, an evening of short plays directed by Ralph B. Peña (New York, 2002).