Yemaya's Belly

After a natural disaster strikes a rural Cuban town, a young boy is haunted by the complexity of his ancestry and loss and leaves it all behind for an America full of material promise.

Joaquin Torres, Alexis Camins, and Gilbert Cruz
Stephanie Beatriz
Cast Requirements

3 men
2 women


Recipient: Clauder Prize; Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting; Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Latina Playwriting Award.


Dramatists Play Service


“The writing continually blooms with poetic turns and illustrative stories… Hudes’s ties-that-bind, circle-of-life ruminations bear beautiful fruit.”
–The Washington Post


Production and Development History

Premiere: Portland Stage Company (2005).