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In 1796, two theater artists receive the charge to transport the mummified remains of Saint Fortunata across the known world.  During the two-year journey from Cádiz, Spain to Moquegua, Perú, an atheist and a Catholic, face great dangers and together they discover the twists and turns of faith, miracles and doubt.

Part of the series: The Construction Zone

eseteatro eSe Teatro empowers local Latino artists to create, produce, and present professional theatre in English, Spanish, bilingual, and Spanglish. We strive for inclusion and self definition of our artists, representing "all the colors in the rainbow of brown" to educate audiences about the many expressions of our Latinidad in the U.S. eSe employs artists and provides them a high visibility professional platform within Seattle mainstream theatre. Our strong social component brings theatre to under-served Latino communities such as monolingual, low-income, homeless, and at-risk youth audiences. For more information on eSe Teatro, visit their website at and Facebook at .

Find out more about eSe Teatro's artistic director, Rose Cano, in this article by The Seattle Times (English) and in an article recently published in both English and Spanish on Read about Latino artists and the Latino theatre scene on HowlRound.

Rose E. Cano is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts. She is co-founder and the Artistic Director of eSe Teatro: Seattle Latinos Take Stage since 2010. She is a bilingual actor, playwright, director, and lyricist. Her plays Don Quixote & Sancho Panza, Homeless in Seattle and Bernie's Apt. were produced in partnership with ACT Theatre in Seattle in 2014 and 2016. Rose recently directed and translated MUD/(BARRO) by María Irene Fornés for eSe Teatro’s fourth Mainstage production.  She is honored to have been granted permission to do the first-ever translation of Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue by Quiara Alegria Hudes into Spanish.  Rose is also the founder The AFrican ConeXion Project, uniting Latino and African American communities through theatre, music, and dance since 2000.  She produced, and wrote the book/lyrics for two bilingual musicals in collaboration with composer Paul Thomas: Mabaire! Don't Forget! Me, inspired by a Afro-Cuban myth, and Callejón, based on an Afro-Peruvian play by Teatro Del Milenio. She is working on her third musical, Imaginary Opus with collaborator composer David Nyberg.


César de María nació en Lima, Perú en 1960.  Es uno de los dramaturgos peruanos más destacados de la actualidad.  Ha dedicado más de 35 años al teatro, alternando su pasión teatral con la fotografía y la publicidad.  En 1978 César ganó el Premio Nacional de Obras de Corto Reparto convocado por el TUSM y CELCIT PERU con la obra “La Celda”. César ha recibido premios y menciones en concursos de teatro y narración, entre ellos un accésit en el "Tirso de Molina" (1992) y el primer "Hermanos Machado" (1995).  Empezó como autor y director en el grupo "Homero, teatro de grillos" con Sara Joffré en 1976.  Ha trabajado con diversos grupos como Telba, Kusi Kusi (Grupo de Titeres), Olmo, Quinta Rueda y otros más.


Unas cuantas palabras del autor:

“Escribo para decir lo que no se esta diciendo.”

“Quiero ideas, imágenes, belleza. Y quiero que hurgue donde nadie toque, que levante los

muebles para ver el polvo, por odio, por curiosidad o por sentido del deber.”

“Trato de temas universales, pero sobre todo de gente que siente.”

“En el arte no hay competencia ni superioridad.”

“Para ser artista hay que tener ganas de joder.”

English Translation:

César de María was born in Lima, Peru in 1960. He began his career as an author and director with the theatrical group Homero, Teatro de Grillos and worked with Sara Joffré in 1976. He is now one of the most outstanding Peruvian playwrights of our time. He has dedicated more 35 years to theater and has infused his theatrical passion with photography and advertising.  In 1978, he won the National Prize for Short Works by TUSM and CELCIT PERU with his play La Celda. He has received numerous awards and commemorations such as winning second prize for Tirso de Molina (1992) and first prize for Brothers Machado (1995). He has also worked with various groups such as Telba, Kusi Kusi (a puppetry group), Olmo, Quinta Rueda and many others.

A few words from the playwright:

"I write to say what is not being said."

"I want ideas, images, beauty. And I want to look where nobody touches; to lift the furniture and see the dust out of hatred, out of curiosity or just for a sense of duty."

"I speak of universal themes, but mainly of people who feel."

"In art there is no competition nor superiority."

"To be an artist you have to have the energy to hustle.”