Past Productions


2013 Latin ACE Playwright Award
Sabina Berman

2013 Latin ACE Award (Drama)
Best Actor, Alfredo Huereca

Andrés is passionately writing his third novel and refuses to leave the abandoned building where he lives with his girlfriend Gloria until it is finished. His old friend Odiseo’s unexpected arrival forces them to accept that sometimes destruction is necessary before creation can begin. Muerte Súbita (Sudden Death) is a tour de force by one of Mexico’s leading playwrights Sabina Berman. 


Presented by Bridge Playhouse

Pabellón Cultural de la República
Los Cabos, Bajo California Sur, Mexico
December 15th, 2012.


sabina berman

About Sabina Berman

Sabina Berman is Mexico’s leading playwright and is also a storyteller, essayist, film and theater director.  She is recognized as the most prolific, original, and daring playwright of her generation in the Spanish language.  Four times prize-winner of the National Playwriting Award in Mexico (Premio Nacional de Dramaturgia en México) and the Juan Ruiz de Alarcon Award (Premio Juan Ruiz de Alarcón), she has also won twice the National Journalism Award (Premio Nacional de Periodismo) (1999 and 2007).

Her best-known plays include the critically-acclaimed Between Pancho Villa and a Naked Woman, Moliere, and Freud Skating.  They each ran for over two years in Mexico City, and were produced in Latin America, Europe and the United States.

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DANIEL JÁQUEZ (Director)
Director and producer of shows Off and Off-Off Broadway and at renowned concert venues such as Symphony Space and Carnegie Hall. Regionally, he has directed across the United States and has also worked in Russia, Switzerland, France and Mexico. Read More

ALFREDO HUERECA (Odiseo)
Alfredo Huereca’s acting career began in Mexico, performing in classical and contemporary plays.  It is during this time that he performed at the internationally known Festival Cervantino in the lead role of Lope de Vega’s The Knight of Olmedo, and was given the Best Actor Award. Read More

ANA GROSSE (Gloria)
Ana Grosse is a trilingual actor, dancer, translator and producer.  She was born in Argentina and is a graduate of the Atlantic Theater Conservatory in New York. Read More

GERARDO GUDIÑO (Andrés)
Gerardo has a Bachelor degree from the National University of Córdoba, Argentina where he was awarded with the University Prize. Read More

SUSAN ZEEMAN ROGERS (Set Designer)
In New York, Susan has worked with New Georges, Red Bull Theater, Mint Theater (Best Design, First Irish Festival for Is Life Worth Living,) Susan Marshall and Co., MCC Theatre, Flea Theatre, Summer Play Festival, Mabou Mines Artists Residency and Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Read More

JORGE CASTILLA (Costume Designer)
Jorge is an actor, playwright, director, lyricist, composer and costume designer. He is the author of many awarded dramas and musicals such as Imperio Andino, Dies Irae and Sandalwood Park. Read More

BRUNO SANGAR (Stage Manager / AD)
Bruno is a Mexican actor, singer and vocal coach. He received a Diploma in Dramatic Studies from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León and he holds a B.S. Degree in Marketing from the Universidad Regiomontana, Mexico. Read More

ALFONSO REY (Light and Sound Design)
Alfonso Rey was born in Venezuela and is a lighting and sound designer, an actor and a director. He has worked as a lighting and sound designer for Repertorio Español, Teatro Circulo, Grupo Teatro 3, Texto Teatro, Grupo Cobre, Grupo Urbe, Grado 38… Read More

David Anzuelo (Fight Director)
Theater credits: American Jornalero; Drawn & Quartered; Tight Embrace (INTAR). Macbeth; Othello; Passion Play (Epic Theater Ensemble). An Early History of Fire; Russian Transport; Burning; One Arm; Blood From A Stone; Rafta Rafta and Mourning Becomes Electra (New Group). 9th & Joanie (Labyrinth). Read More










Cayendo con Victoriano focuses on events that took place between October 1913 to April 1914, when Mrs. O’Shaughnessy lived in Mexico with her husband. The playwright links the power struggle between Huerta and O’Shaughnessy on one side, highlighting the differences in diplomacy between the two countries, and between Huerta and Diaz-Miron, on the other side, exposing the Mexican idiosyncrasy when dealing behind closed doors.

Show Details

CREATIVE TEAM
Director Luis Martin
Playwright Luis Enrique Gutierrez Ortiz Monasterio
CAST
Alfredo Huereca Victoriano Huerta
Ana Verónica Muñoz Edith O’Shaugnessy
Raoul Bretón Salvador Diaz-Mirón
William Blechingberg Nelson O’Shaughnessy
Ricardo J. Salazar A Lieutenant
PRODUCTION TEAM
Producer / Artistic Director Alfredo Huereca
Costume Designer / Production Assistant Jorge Castilla
Production and Director’s Assistant Blanca Citlali

About Cayendo con Victoriano

Based on Edith O’Shaughnessy’s historical book, A Diplomat’s Wife in Mexico, the play takes us back to the Mexican Revolution, describing in an intimate way the complex relationship that has always existed between the United States and Mexico.  Nelson O’Shaughnessy, US Business Affairs Representative in Mexico during the presidency and dictatorship of Victoriano Huerta was sent by President Wilson to replace US ambassador Lane Wilson, who plotted along with Huerta to overthrow president elect Francisco I. Madero.  President Madero and Vice-president Pino-Suarez were forced to sign their resignation at the US Embassy, clearing Huerta’s path to become president.  Days later, Huerta ordered their assassination, marking the end of what is known as the tragic ten days, the bloodiest days of the Mexican Revolution.  Playwright Ortiz Monasterio also makes reference to the relationship that existed between Huerta and Salvador Diaz-Miron, prominent poet and director of El Imparcial, an influential newspaper of the time.  Diaz-Miron used his position to protect Huerta.  It is said that he became a congressman to push and protect Huerta’s agenda.

Cayendo con Victoriano focuses on events that took place between October 1913 to April 1914, when Mrs. O’Shaughnessy lived in Mexico with her husband.  The playwright links the power struggle between Huerta and O’Shaughnessy on one side, highlighting the differences in diplomacy between the two countries, and between Huerta and Diaz-Miron, on the other side, exposing the Mexican idiosyncrasy when dealing behind closed doors.


Awards and Nominations for Cayendo con Victoriano


2011 HOLA Award (Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors)
Best Lead Actor, Alfredo Huereca

2012 Latin ACE New York Award (Drama)
Best Actor, Alfredo Huereca
Best Supporting Actor, Raoul Breton

2012 Latin ACE Nominations
Best Production, Alfredo Huereca, Producer
Best Supporting Actress, Ana Veronica Muñoz
Best Supporting Actor, Bill Blechingberg

2012 Awards from New York’s Artistas de Teatro Independiente (ATI)
Best Theater Production, Alfredo Huereca, Producer
Best Actor, Alfredo Huereca

2012 Nominations from New York’s Artistas de Teatro Independience (ATI)
Best Visiting Director, Luis Martin
Best Set, Alfredo Huereca, Producer
Best Supporting Actor, Raoul Breton
Best Supporting Actress, Ana Veronica Muñoz