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 said to be ruled over by Queen Calafia - a black, Amazonian, warrior queen who led her people into an epic battle in a foreign land. In my stage adaptation, I hope to breathe life into this fascinating-but-obscure figure and examine what it means for an isolated society to decide to venture beyond its borders into the rest of the world.
Recipient of a Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grant.
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