October 2, 2019


Brujaja slated for World Premiere 2020 with Urban Theater Company

Underwritten by its 100 Club Members, 16th Street Theater kicks off their 2019 Pop Up Series: Three New Plays with a FREE, open-to-the-public performance of Melissa DuPrey's Brujaja at Morton West Auditorium at 2400 S Home Avenue in Berwyn. Free parking.

Brujaja by Melissa DuPrey

Directed by: Miranda Gonzalez

Featuring:  Elena Feliz, NK Gutiérrez, Wendy Mateo, Andrew Neftalí Perez, Isabel Quintero, Maria F. Velazquez, and Isaly Viana.

With Brujaja, DuPrey continues her commitment to explore themes that are both personal and political, all of this unfolding in a family’s botánica. In Brujaja, an accidental witch, Ife, finds that Brujería holds much more responsibility and power than she realized. When the medical industry and systemic oppression prove to be all too strong of an enemy, how does brujería fit into the resistance? Living above her mother's botánica her entire life, Ife is no stranger to the healing power of brujería. Do you have what it takes to be a real BRUJA?

This performance is a part of 16th Street Theater’s 2019 Pop Up Series: Three New Plays underwritten by the theater’s 100 Club members. Brujaja is the first of three new plays in our reading series, ushered in by Nancy Garcia Loza (NNPN Producer In Residence).

Read Brujaja and ALL works by Melissa DuPre on the New Play Exchange