- Juan A. Ramírez, The New York Times
"A sweet, funny, heartwarming,
bilingual, gay,romantic, fantasy comedy."
- Howard Miller, Talkin' Broadway
"Andrew Rincón puts together a story that is at once on the far-out fringes of reality, and at the same time resonates the truth about how people feel in their hearts and in their minds when love is at stake."
- Noah Miller, Hi! Drama
Learn more about the play from playwright Andrew Rincón.
"Once again New Light Theater Project has proved that they are one of the best theater companies around. I never ever know what to expect from them as all their plays are so different. But the one thing that they all share is great storytelling, casts and creative teams."
- Eva Heinemann, Hi! Drama
Photos by Hunter Canning / @huntercanning
Alejandro – Juan Arturo
Valentine – Greg Cuellar*
Cupid – Jacqueline Guillen*
Benny Randle – Ashton Muñiz*
Betti – Elizabeth Ramos*
† indicates NLTP company member
* indicates member of Actors Equity Association
Written by Andrew Rincón
Directed by Jesse Jou
Intimacy & Fight Choreography by Denise A. Hurd
Scenic Design by Brittany Vasta
Costume Design by Antonio Consuegra
Lighting Design by Annie Wiegand
Sound Design by Margaret Montagna
Props by Jenna Arkontaky
Production Stage Manager B. Rafidi*
Assistant Stage Manager Kyle Ronyecs
Production Assistance by Sommer Schaap
Technical Direction by TJ Craftsman †
Casting by Gama Valle †
Artistic Producer William Steinberger
Special Acknowledgement to the ASL Community,
Emily Hart, Kat Katona, Felix Reyes, Mark Weissglass,
+ Shelby Edwards at Inclusive Communication Services
Backstage photos by Daniel Hidalgo
Queer/Latiné Theater Night was held
Saturday, October 29 @ 7:30pm
The talkback featured:
C. Julian Jiménez
Playwright/Associate Professor of Theatre/Chair of Communication, Theatre, & Media Production at Queensborough Community College
Playwright for I Wanna F*ck Like Romeo and Juliet
Founder & Artistic Director of Parsnip Ship;
Director of Artistic Programs at Signature
Guadalís Del Carmen
Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director of Latinx Playwrights Circle
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
I Wanna F*ck Like Romeo & Juliet is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.
miranda family fund
This production is supported by The Miranda Family Fund, led by Luis Miranda and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Support for intimacy direction on this production provided in part through funding from Body Autonomy, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) in partnership with the New York Community Trust.
Support for ASL Interpreters on this production provided in part through funding from Accessibility Microgrants, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) as well as a matching grant from the
Yip Harburg Lyrics Foundation.
ABOUT THE PLAY
Snow in July, comets falling from the sky… the world is thrown into chaos as Cupid rips off her wings and gives up on Love. But her old flame Saint Valentine has a plan to bring her spirit back up; and it involves reigniting the flame between two men, Alejandro and Benny.
Moving from the Heavens to Hackensack, I Wanna F*ck like Romeo and Juliet is a love story of epic proportions that investigates gods and mortals, realism and fantasy, and the shame and joy within Queer love of Color.
Winner of the 2019-2020
October 20 - November 5, 2022
59E59 Theaters, Theater C
Part of the New Light New Voices Festival