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 running October 20 - november 5, 2022
@ 59E59 Theaters, theater c

"Appealing performances,
smooth direction."

- 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

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Photos by Hunter Canning / @huntercanning

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CAST

Juan Arturo as Alejandro

Greg Cuellar* as Valentine

Jacqueline Guillen* as Cupid

Ashton Muñiz* as Benny Randle

Elizabeth Ramos* as Betti

* indicates member of Actors Equity Association

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Backstage photos by Daniel Hidalgo

PRODUCTION

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,

including interpreters: 

Emily Hart, Kat Katona,

Felix Reyes, Mark Weissglass

+ Shelby Edwards at Inclusive Communication Services

† indicates NLTP company member - click on name for more info

* indicates member of Actors Equity Association

A special 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

Andrew
Rincón

Playwright for I Wanna F*ck Like Romeo and Juliet

Iyvon E.
Founder & Artistic Director of Parsnip Ship;
Director of Artistic Programs at Signature


Guadalís Del Carmen

Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Latinx Playwrights Circle

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Support From:

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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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.

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This production is supported by The Miranda Family Fund, led by Luis Miranda and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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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.

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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.

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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

New Light New Voices Award

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