Eating Pasta Off the Floor


The idea to create a solo piece started when I joined a writing circle, focused on developing creative nonfiction work. My writing was dominated by vivid characters and their conflicts. Fellow writers commented that they could easily see the material come to life on stage. As I shared the writing with colleagues in the theater community, I was urged to “tell your [my] story with your acting skills.”  This is a story of growing up in an immigrant poor family, plagued by violence and trauma, while facing the generational conflicts unique to mothers and their daughters.

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