Rarámuri Dreams 

Friday, October 2, 8:00 pm ET

Podcast Release and Listening Party


To hear the reading of Rarámuri Dreams, subscribe to the International Play Reading Festival podcast wherever you get your podcasts, or join us for a listening party on Friday, October 2 at 8:00pm ET to hear from festival co-founders Carol Becker and David Henry Hwang, listen along with others, and chat questions and comments to the playwright which may be discussed in the Playwrights Panel on Sunday, October 25, 10:00 am ET


Written by Camila Villegas (Mexico)

Translated from Spanish by Daniel Jáquez

Directed by Opalanietet


Nicolasa goes to the police to report that her son has been kidnapped. Jacinto confesses to the murder of his friend. Unfolding in the rugged landscape of the Sierra Madre Occidental in Northern Mexico, both parents seek justice and redemption—if only the system worked that way.


Born in 1974, Camila Villegas is a Mexican playwright. After studying economics and living for two years with the Tarahumaras—an indigenous community of Northern Mexico—she redirected her career towards theatre. In 2008, she founded Tepalcate Producciones, an association for female actors, directors, and playwrights that has produced over thirty plays. Villegas writes for young and adult audiences alike. Her most recognized plays are Jacinto y Nicolasa (in English, titled Rarámuri Dreams) and the children’s play is Las arañas cumplen años. Her work has been presented in Portugal, Spain, United States, Chile, and Canada.


Camila Villegas will discuss Rarámuri Dreams in the festival’s Playwright Panel Discussion linked below.

Sunday, October 25, 10:00 am ET

Candace Chong Mui Ngam, Camila Villegas, and Nophand. Moderated by David Henry Hwang, Theatre.


Daniel Jáquez © Michael Palma

Opalanietet © Dirty Sugar