In a tiny factory in East L.A., five full-figured Latina employees work to deliver an impossible order. As the threat of deportation & cultural pressures mount, the women must navigate issues of self-image while uniting to achieve their goals. The play portrays a microcosm of the Latina immigrant experience that celebrates real women's bodies, the power of women, & the incredible bond between women. By Josefina López. Directed by Diane Rodriguez
This 1987 play by Josefina López was made into a movie in 2002 starring America Ferrera as the main character, the youngest among a group of workers in a sewing factory in East L.A. The play follows one week in their lives, during which the women, Latina immigrants who’ve formed a sort of sisterhood, must deal with the many challenges of their lives. Vanessa Berrantes stars, Diane Rodriguez directs for SF Playhouse.