by José Rivera
August 8-21, 2018
Cloud Tectonics is a humorous, time-bending love story, by Academy Award-nominated José Rivera. Celestina, a hitchhiker whose pregnancy is lasting over two years, and Aníbal, a baggage handler at LAX, meet in the rain for an unforgettable and life-altering encounter in the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. Sometimes our paths are meant to overlap and diverge simultaneously.
Director: Jaime Carrillo
Sound Designer/Music Director: Olivia Brownlee
Set Designer: Rick Dorff
Assistant Director: Naomi Ibasitas
Musicians: Nick Thorkelson, Mitchel Ahern, Anaís Azul, Francis Xavier Norton, Luz Lopez, Fernando Barbosa
Cast: Jadira Figueroa (Celestina), Jaime Carrillo (Anibal), and Fernando Barbosa (Nelson)
Performances and Locations
Aug 8th @ 6:00pm
Hyde Square Task Force
30 Sunnyside Street, Jamaica Plain
(In Boston’s newly designated Latin Quarter!)
Aug 14th @ 7:30pm
The Fort Point Room at Atlantic Wharf
290 Congress Street, Boston
Aug 17th & 18 @ 7:30pm
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston
Aug 21th @ 7:30 pm
267 East Main Street, Gloucester
Special thanks to our partners: Company One Theatre, Hyde Square Task Force, Gloucester Stage, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, and Atlantic Wharf.
About the Artists
Olivia Brownlee is a musician, thespian, and writer from the West Coast who records and releases an original single in a different studio every month. Her prolific knowledge of stage and staff recently coalesced into a communications program she calls "Music as a Second Language." She has been a member of FPTC since 2011. More at OliviaBrownlee.com.
Anaís Azul is a Peruvian-born, California-grown composer. Since earning her degree in music composition and theory at Boston University, Azul has been commissioned to arrange and orchestrate from rap producer duo STL GLD to the Oakland Symphony to designing devised theater works. Azul seeks to build bridges between all forms of music making through improvisation, poetry, and interdisciplinary collaborations.
Jadira Figueroa is a Boston based artist, who for the last eight years has been involved with several theater companies as either an actress or stage manager. She is excited to return to the stage as Celestina in Cloud Tectonics. Her most recent acting credit includes BOTANICA with Escena Latina Teatro. Jadira also works at Urban Improv as an actor/educator where she focuses her passion of empowering the youth through improvised theatre as a vehicle of social and emotional learning.
Luz Lopez is an actor based in Boston. She graduated from Yale University in 2017. Some favorite roles include Hermia in Theatre@first’s recent production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Yaz in Quiara Algeria Hudes’s Water by The Spoonful and Terri in David Henry Hwang’s Bondage.
Fernando Barbosa is excited to be making his Fort Point Theatre Debut! He is currently going into his second year of studying Theatre Arts at Umass Lowell. Past credits include Cobweb (Midsummer Night’s Dream) at the Apollinaire, Alex/Tyesin (P.O.V, a new devised piece), Martin Vanderhoff (You Can’t Take it With You). In the fall he can be seen in Heathers at Marblehead Little Theatre and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Savoyard Light Opera Company
Mitchel Ahern will be performing on the Harrow, a bowed/percussive instrument made of a blade from a disc harrow (farm equipment), mounted to a cello-like body and bowed, drummed, squeaked and otherwise manipulated. He is a visual and performing artist working in letterpress, fabric, performance art and invented instruments. He’s currently working on Serf’s Up! His recent mashed media theatrical production Dhalgren Sunrise was based on the novel Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany and performed at Chelsea Theatre Works. He exhibits and performs at many galleries and clubs, including the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, 119 Gallery, Atlantic Works Gallery, Galatea, Marblehead Arts, Brush Gallery, The Middle East, The Rat, the Knitting Factory, Figment, the Wonder Valley Festival, the INTER-ACTIONS project of the Fort Point Theater Channel on Boston Common and the Channel Center Garage.
Francis Xavier Norton (Musician) is a Boston based theatre-maker, musician, and visual artist with various credits around New England. He is an alumnus from Salem State University’s BFA Acting Program, and a student of the Moscow Art Theatre School in 2016. Recent credits: Assistant Director (Richard III, Actors’ Shakespeare Project) Man 2 (The OK Diaries, Blue Spruce Theatre), Poins/Northumberland/Clarence (Henry IV pt 1 & 2, Praxis Stage), Assistant Director (Macbeth, SSU). His current projects including: Co-directing Cymbeline at Rebel Shakespeare, and being a resident actor at Boston Children’s Museum. Awards: KCACTF SDC Directing Finalist Region 1, Special Recognition award for Contribution to the Arts at SSU.