April 12-23, 2023
A World Premiere from People’s Theatre Project
A World Premiere from People’s Theatre Project, The Diamond follows a group of detained immigrants who conspire against a dystopian government. They lead a revolution, but realize they will only be free when they remember who they are. Devised by and featuring a cast of immigrant actors, The Diamond is written by Christin Eve Cato (Sancocho) and directed by Chuk Obasi (The Weaver (part II): Paradigm).
playwright CHRISTIN EVE CATO
director CHUK OBASI
original conception ZAFI DIMITROPOULOU DEL ANGEL
original music AMANDA EKERY
scenic & projections design IZMIR ICKBAL
costume design RODRIGO HERNANDEZ
lighting design XIANGFU XIAO
producer JIAWEN HU
assistant director ANGELA DIXON
executive director MINO LORA
managing director BOB BRASWELL
public relations ANAT.
In-person performances at PREGONES THEATER (575 Walton Avenue in The Bronx)
This world premiere production of THE DIAMOND represents the culmination of four years of research, story sharing, devising, workshopping, and production. Originally conceived by theatre artist Zafi Dimitropoulou Del Angel (artistic director 2018-2023) in response to the Trump administration’s violent policy of family separation at the border, People’s Theatre Project set out to develop a trilogy of devised theatre works investigating the immigrant experience:
LAS MARIPOSAS (2018) focused on the journey of immigrant mothers and children. SOMOS MÁS (2019) told the story of immigrants who spark a joyful revolution amidst a dystopia where assimilation is required. DOÑA MAÑANA (2021) imagined a future where the immigrants from SOMOS MÁS have brought liberation to their home. In 2022, critically acclaimed playwright Christin Eve Cato joined the creative team to integrate the three pieces together into THE DIAMOND (2023).
Rooted in Washington Heights and Inwood, People’s Theatre Project (PTP) makes theatre with and for immigrant communities to build a more just and equitable world.
Now in its 14th anniversary season, PTP is Manhattan’s largest performing arts organization north of Harlem. Through ensemble-based, multilingual and multigenerational programming, PTP’s unique brand of theatre is a powerful artistic platform for immigrants and members of the Latine, Black, and Queer communities.
As an immigrant- and women-of-color-led cultural organization, PTP is an advocate for immigrant New Yorkers and the arts as a partner with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, an active member of the Latinx Arts Consortium of New York (LXNY) steering committee, The New York Immigration Coalition’s (NYIC) Immigrant Leadership Council and [email protected]’s Anti Racism Working Group.
PLEASE NOTE: The use of face masks is optional and strongly recommended. Masks should fit snuggly against the sides of the face and fully cover the nose and mouth.
This program is also made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the Governor’s Office and the New York State Legislature. For a full list of our funders, visit www.pregonesprtt.org.
575 Walton Avenue (b/w 149th & 150th Streets)
The Bronx, NY 10451
Trains # 2, 4, 5 to 149th Street & Grand Concourse
For more information call us at 718-585-1202
Pregones Theater in The Bronx
Date & Time
April 12-23, 2023
Performances at 7pm, 2pm
People’s Theatre Project
Christin Eve Cato
Zafi Dimitropoulou Del Angel