Join us as Crumbs/Migas playwright Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth and director Kelly Kitchens (A Christmas Carol) come together to discuss their collaboration on this new work and much more in our next ACTLocal Playwright Series panel. See one of the play’s scenes as performed during a cast reading last month.
“In Crumbs/Migas, I’m borrowing the spine of a fairy tale that’s haunted me since I was very young. You’ve probably heard this one: Frightened and desperately hungry, a father leads his son and daughter away from their home and abandons them.”
– Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth
In a fictional Latin American country, two hungry children are orphaned by a U.S.- backed coup. Fifteen years later they return, a modern-day Hansel and Gretel, to follow what migas they can in search of their father. Revisiting the scene of the violence they survived, they discover a landscape of secrets and sacrifice they are only beginning to understand.
Delivered through compact and electric dialogue, and leavened with compassion and even humor, Crumbs / Migas is a play about the grief and grace we encounter on the way home.
Before the Panel: Go Inside the Play
Join Dramaturge Julieta Vitullo in this engaging video study of the inspiration and main elements of the play. This dramaturgical presentation introduces the historical events that served as inspiration for the fictional country of Kantuta Rica in Crumbs/Migas, and provides a quick refresher on the Brothers Grimm’s “Hansel and Gretel,” which the play rewrites as a modern tale.
Crumbs/Migas was presented as part of the ACTLocal Live series of play readings. ACTLocal is committed to developing and producing new works by emerging, local artists. The program is produced in partnership with Trial and Error Productions.
Rebecca is the creator and artistic director of Parley, a playwrights’ group also located in Seattle and founder of Salvo.