La Bloga interviews writer and director Cherríe Moraga about NEW FIRE–TO PUT THINGS RIGHT AGAIN, which premieres this week at Brava Theater in San Francisco. Moraga discusses how the play’s structure reflects the conceit of moving beyond convention, as well as the metaphorical presence of La Llorona and use of multimedia in her productions. New Fire opens on Wednesday, January 11th at 8 p.m.
“New Fire: To Put Things Right Again follows the sacred geography of Indigenous American mythologies. We tell a twenty-first century story of rupture, migration, and homecoming. It marks the moment in history when those much maligned female spirits return to the earth “to make things right again.”