paper chairs premieres Catalina de Erauso, written by paper chairs’ co-artistic director and Austin playwright Elizabeth Doss and directed by co-founder Dustin Wills.
This wickedly funny and wildly fantastical work chronicles the true story of a 17th Century nun who, at the tender age of 14, breaks out of the convent, makes her way across the globe disguised as a man, and ultimately becomes the New World’s first and fiercest Conquistadora. In the breadth of one evening, we watch Catalina transform from a trapped young girl into a self-made man, until the brutality of colonization remakes her into a monster.
Catalina is the inaugural event of paper chairs’ 2017-2018 collaboration with Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS), a non-profit sustainable design and architecture firm in East Austin, located 15 minutes from downtown, just east of MLK/FM 969 and 183.
Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS)
8604 FM 969, Austin, Texas 78724
September 14-30, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays – all shows at 8pm!
Written by: Elizabeth Doss
Directed by: Dustin Wills
Performers: Michael Joplin, Delanté G. Keys, Robert Pierson, Cassandra Reveles, Alexis Scott, Alexandra Bassiakou Shaw, Jesus Valles, and Oktavea Williams
Composer: Mark Stewart
Musician: Henna Chou
Lighting Design: Rachel Atkinson
Set Design: Lisa Laratta
Costume Design: E.L. Hohn
Technical Design: Chris Conard
Stage Manager: Deanna Belardinelli
Dramaturg: Diana Lynn Small
Co-Producers: Rachel Dendy, Elizabeth Doss, Spring Karlo, and Lisa Laratta
Tickets: $15-25 sliding scale, all General Admission
Available online or at the door
2017/09/14 - 2017/09/30
Additional time info:
The Box Office will open at 7:30pm each night. The performance will be outside so please wear comfortable clothes for the weather.