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McMorrow, Scott (North American playwright, poet, actor, firefighter, 1961-____), “Sueño,”

a 25-minute drama in English, set in San Francisco's Mission District, late morning, 2004,

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; © 2004 by Scott McMorrow; • in Scott McMorrow’s Sueño ((Inverness, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2000); • script/rights available from Scott McMorrow, P.O. Box 404, Inverness, California 94937, U.S.A., telephone (home) 415.669.7810, e-mail samcmorrow@yahoo.com. • Cited by Scott McMorrow, via ftp, August 6, 2004; McMorrow says,

§ Dramatis Personae G-Girl (f), 17, Latina gang leader, aggressive and intimidating; Grams (f), elderly, Latina, warm and kind; Lorna (f), 31, Latina, strung out; Santera (f), 55, Latina, priestess of Regla de Ocha (Santeria).

§ Synopsis “G-Girl rules her world as a gang leader in San Francisco’s Mission District. This hard-core female gangster learns that being more ruthless than her male counterparts isn’t the only thing that will keep her on top. She learns just how far she must fall before she can get back up in this retelling of a classic tale of redemption, love, and sacrifice. This piece blends the elements of street culture, Santeria mysticism, and the often bizarre nature of blood relationships. The ladle used to gently stir this heated brew is the structural backbone of the chilling story, Oedipus Rex.

§ Comment ”On a simple split stage are an apartment’s bare-bones kitchen and a sidewalk. The kitchen involves a small table, two chairs, a set of dominoes, and a bunch of bananas. The sidewalk is a painted flat adorned with R.I.P. written in large, red letters. • Scott McMorrow is a playwright, poet, actor, and member of Three Wise Monkeys Theatre Company in San Francisco. His plays have been produced in Europe and the United States. His professional memberships include PEN (Freedom-To-Write Committee), The Dramatists Guild, and the Playwright’s Center of San Francisco.”

§ Themes death, gang, kinship, love, matricide, mysticism, Oedipus Rex, redemption, relationships, sacrifice, Santeria mysticism, Sophocles, street culture.



See also Scott McMorrow's

  • "Leftovers," a 25-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a lecture hall/kitchen, one day, 2004, 2f
  • "Naked Stage," a 22-minute surreal drama in English, set in a small room, several days, 2004, 2m1f
  • "Puppet Therapy," a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a therapist's office, 2000, 2m2f
  • "Turtle Shopping," a 10-minute bare-stage comedy in English, 2005, 3f

This Website continues under construction and welcomes new citations and comments.

Page mounted November 3, 2004, and updated October 26, 2005, by the Webmaster.

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