Because community is what gets us through turbulent times,

The Upstart Creatures present

a new play development workshop:

Fuente Ovejuna

a disloyal adaptation by Cusi Cram

directed by Suzanne Agins


Saturday, June 15 & Sunday, June 16, 2019

6:00 PM

Metro Baptist Church

410 West 40th Street


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Stephen Bel Davies
Paul Bernardo*
Katie Birenboim*
Ariel Neema Blake
Carla Briscoe*
Emilee Dupré*
Gene Gillette*
Ralph Adriel Johnson*
Jon Kovach*
Trace Pope*
Abby Royle*
Joan Valentina*
Eugenio Vargas*
Jay Yriberry
Gabra Zackman*

Stage Manager: Kristin Loughry*
Costume Designer: Megan Rutherford

Sound Designer: Hillel Friedman
Line Producer: Portia Krieger
Graphic Design: Tracy Patterson


and a gourmet meal

lovingly prepared by the company:


El Menú de la Gente

Escalivada, a lively salad of eggplants and peppers

A rebellious Tomato Gazpacho

Pork Shoulder, roasted in the fires of justice

(vegetarian option will be available)

Humble and delicious Patatas Bravas

Cordobesan Torrija Trifasic: Creme brûlée, raspberry gelee and fig and Marcona Almond earth

dessert generously provided by Chef Mikel de Luis of Amona


*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

An Actors Equity approved showcase.

Fuente Ovejuna is considered the masterpiece of Lope de Vega, a Spanish poet and dramatist who lived around the same time as William Shakespeare, and who is considered second only to Cervantes in Spanish literature.  Despite this reverence, his work (as with most Spanish Golden Age literature) is largely unknown in the English-speaking world.

Cusi Cram's adaptation is full of joy and humor, and a great appreciation of food and wine, just like every Upstart Creatures event! 

Fuente Ovejuna tells the story of a town that rebels against brutal suppression by its lord. Based on a real-life incident, the play has been embraced by various political groups throughout history, using the rallying cry “todos a una como Fuente Ovejuna” to support democratic, socialist, or communist causes.