Calafia: A Reimagining
A New Play by Min Kahng
Based on The Adventures of Esplandian by Garci Rodriguez de Montalvo
The mythical island of California was believed to be ruled by Calafia, the queen of a tribe of fierce, dark-skinned, Amazonian warrior women who slew the invading men who arrived on their shores. In Calafia: A Reimagining, Calafia faces a moral dilemma when, for the first time, an outsider who arrives on their shores turns out to be a woman. Half of her people say the outsider must be killed according to their scriptures, while the other half says she must be saved since women are considered holy. How Calafia deals with the dilemma will shape the future of who her people will become.
Recipient of a Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grant.
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Jun 2019, Movement Workshop: Self-produced at the Golden Thread Productions rehearsal space in San Francisco, CA. Funded by a Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grant.
Jun 2018, Workshop & Reading: The Ground Floor Summer Residency at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, CA
May 2016, Sound & Vocal Exploration Workshop: Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco, CA.
AWARDS & HONORS
2019: Semi-finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Festival
2018: CA$H Grant, Theatre Bay Area