Paola Soto's LUCHA LIBRE
Paola Soto (Columbia Playwriting class of 2020) asked Anna to direct her second year full-length production of her coming of age female wrestling story:
LUCHA LIBRE. Started as an assignment for Lynn Nottage, Paola expanded her story to show the uphill battle a young woman from the DR must tread in order to become a wrestling star. Anna & Paola share a hispanic background and were able to communicate with actors in Spanish about cultural understandings of machismo and fear of "la chancla." With the addition of Rebekah Carrow as fight choreographer, LUCHA LIBRE made a great night of theatre to enjoy Paola's excellent work. This was the first ALL PEOPLE OF COLOR CAST Anna has worked with.
Produced by Sean Anthony Chia
Supervised by Lynn Nottage
Columbia School of the Arts