Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles

by Luis Alfaro |
Directed by Rebecca Martinez

The Greek tragedy Medea is reborn through the experiences of a young immigrant family living in modern-day Los Angeles. Shrouded in evocative mysticism, this tale of love, loss and transformation pulses with an escalating sense of danger. In this fresh retelling, Medea and Jason grapple not only with their own star-crossed marriage, but with the weight of the sacrifices demanded in the battle between assimilation and tradition.

Running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes. Performed with no intermission.

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Cheryl Umaña. Photo by Cory Weaver.

Alma Martinez, Guadalís Del Carmen, Cole Sanchez, Cheryl Umaña and Peter Mendoza. Photo by Cory Weaver.

Cole Sanchez and Peter Mendoza. Photo by Cory Weaver.

Guadalís Del Carmen. Photo by Cory Weaver.

Alma Martinez. Photo by Cory Weaver.

Cheryl Umaña. Photo by Cory Weaver.

Maggie Bofill, Peter Mendoza and Cheryl Umaña. Photo by Cory Weaver.

Cheryl Umaña and Peter Mendoza. Photo by Cory Weaver.

Peter Mendoza, Cheryl Umaña and Cole Sanchez. Photo by Cory Weaver.

Alma Martinez, Guadalís Del Carmen, Cheryl Umaña, Cole Sanchez and Peter Mendoza. Photo by Cory Weaver.

Cole Sanchez and Peter Mendoza. Photo by Cory Weaver.

Alma Martinez. Photo by Cory Weaver.

Cast & Creative Staff

CAST:

  • Cheryl Umaña (Medea)
  • Peter Mendoza (Jason)
  • Alma Martinez (Tita)
  • Guadalís Del Carmen (Josefina)
  • Maggie Bofill (Armida)
  • Cole Sanchez (Acan)
  • Luis Chavez (Soldier)

CREATIVE STAFF:

  • Director: Rebecca Martinez
  • Scenic Designer: Mariana Sanchez
  • Costume Designer: Carolyn Mazuca
  • Lighting Designer: Mextly Couzin
  • Composer and Sound Designer: David R. Molina
  • Voice and Dialect Coach: Adriano Cabral
  • Casting By: Pat McCorkle and Katja Zarolinski, McCorkle Casting Ltd.
  • Assistant Director: Alexis Cabrera
  • Stage Manager: Tony Dearing
  • Assistant Stage Manager: R. Christopher Maxwell
  • Production Assistant: Jenna C. Koch

Audience Advisory

Audience Advisory: Please be advised that this performance contains violence and reference to sexual assault.

To learn more about this audience advisory, please call the Box Office at 314-968-4925
If you have ever been affected by sexual violence, remember that you are not alone. To speak with a counselor or find local resources, call the free and anonymous National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1.800.656.4673 or visit www.RAINN.org.

Age Recommendations

Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles is recommended for adult audiences. True to the original Greek tragedy, the play includes mature situations, violence, adultery and the murder of a child as well as adult language in both English and Spanish.