LA PALOMA PRISONER is a participant in New Georges’ Supported Productions program, in which we provide resources, mentorship and an institutional platform to affiliated artists producing their work independently. So proud to support Raquel and Estefania’s amazing project. Join us there!
LA PALOMA PRISONER
by Raquel Almazán
directed by Estefanía Fadul
Next Door at NYTW
April 19 – May 9, 2020
LA PALOMA PRISONER is a multi-disciplinary play about the reclamation of identity by women in the Colombian prison system. Based on the true story of a group of incarcerated women selected as beauty queen contestants at the Buen Pastor prison in Bogotá, this new play interweaves the ritualistic journey of a “parade of prisoners” within Colombia’s social, political, and spiritual history. The play centers on an infamous woman nicknamed “La Paloma” who transcendentally soars beyond physical and societal barriers to avenge the raped women of Bogotá. Her actions revolutionize the women’s lives, Bogotá’s prison society, and the world beyond its walls.
This play was developed alongside and will continue a community engagement program of panels, workshops, staged readings, and community partnerships with organizations dedicated to serving people impacted by the criminal justice system.