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Tania Del Valle in Jardín Salvaje 

De Karen Zacarías 

GALA Hispanic Theatre

Spanish World Premiere of Native Gardens


Dir: Rebecca Aparicio 

Set: Grisele González 

Props: Chelsea Dean 

Lighting: Alberto Segarra 

Projections: Deja Collins 

Sound: Justin Schmitz/Yaritza Pacheco 

Costumes: Jeanette Christensen 


Alina Collins Maldonado, Luz Nicolás, Juan Luis Acevedo, Víctor Salinas, Lenny Méndez, Janine Baumgardner, Edwin Bernal, Fabian Rodriguez 

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What To Expect When You're La Virgen

Written and performed by Alina Collins Maldonado


Maria wakes on her birthday,  December 12th, to discover she is the new Virgen de Guadalupe. She immediately questions whether she is cut out for the job after receiving overwhelming prayers from Latina mothers and daughters. How can she help them understand their worth when she begins questioning her own? This one-woman show continues Collins Maldonado's previous work, No Salgas Con El Pelo Mojado, inspired by actual interviews and workshops with Latina women over the last two years. Transforming into each interviewee, the piece will examine identity, cultural expectations, and traditions passed down through generations.

This one-woman show was developed during the 2022 Artist Residency at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. 


Staged reading at The Kogod Theater, October 9th, 2022. 

Directed by Yesenia Iglesias 

Projection design by Nitsan Scharf 

Storytelling Consultant, Jasmine Coles 

Music by Elena Lacayo

Stage Directions read by Nat Corvoisier 

Board operator, Evan Thanicatt

Delia in Secret Things

by Elaine Romero

at 1st Stage Theater

Dir. Alex Levy

Set Design: Jessica Alexandra Cancino

Lighting Design: Alex Casillas

Costume Design: Kelsey Hunt

Props Design: George Thomas Wang

Sound Design: Ethan Basils

Assistant Dir/Movement Dir: Nicole Maneffa

Featuring: Alina Collins Maldonado, Luz Nicolas, Larry Redmond, Luis Alberto Gonzalez, Matthew Sparacino

Photo by Teresa Castracane

A Chorus Within Her

at Theater Alliance

Directed by Alina Collins Maldonado

Choreographed by Tiffany Quinn

Assistant Director: Raven Lorraine

Assistant Choreographer: Siani Nicole

Scenic Design: Jessica Alexandra Cancino

Costume Design: Moyenda Kulemeka

Sound Design: Sarah O’Halloran

Lighting Design: Sarah Tundermann

Projections Design: Nitsan Scharf


Featuring: Kathleen Akerley, Jasmine Brooks, Ezinne Elele, Siani Nicole, Anna Shafer, Elizabeth Ung

A Devised Work by Gabrielle Brant Freeman, Glenis Redmond, Christine Sloan Stoddard, Carmin Wong, and the Ensemble



In poetry and song, Theater Alliance’s ‘Chorus Within Her’ centers women

The performance is both a container for this period’s pain and loss and a meditation on what persists and resists.


This is a beautiful and precious experience of the sacred and the profane, the absurd and the flat-out real, the mundane and the momentous that informs the decision we make, the paths we reject, and the way we present to the world. This is theatre for all of us.

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created and performed by Alina Collins Maldonado

Through a series of actual interviews centering the relationship between Latina mothers and their daughters, No Salgas Con El Pelo Mojado offers a bilingual, intimate portrayal of the Latina experience as seen through its matriarchs. Bringing the words to life of multiple interviewees, this theater piece explores the unanswered questions of identity and cultural expectations passed down through generations. Featuring musical performances by Sharalys Silva and Elena Lacayo. Storytelling Consultant, Jasmine Eileen Coles. Costume and Set Design by Moyenda Kulemeka. Cinematography and Editing by Terry Hunt. A virtual talkback with Alina and Yesenia Iglesias will follow the film.


NextLOOK 2021

This event is part of NextLOOK artist series 2020-21. In partnership with Joe's Movement Emporium and The Clarice, NextLOOK supports the development of new music, plays, dance and other experiences by regionally-based performing artists. 

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