GableStage Gone Solo! An Evening of Solo Performances by Miami’s Own Brandon Urrutia and Luis Herrera

GableStage Gone Solo! An Evening of Solo Performances by Miami’s Own Brandon Urrutia and Luis Herrera

GableStage Gone Solo! Straight from the Edinburgh and Atlanta Fringe Festivals, local playwright/performers Brandon Urrutia and Luis Herrera perform two solo performance pieces that are each as comic as they are poignant.

Sunday, January 21 & Monday, January 22, 2024 at 7pm

Lo Siento Mi Español Es Tremendo Mal by Brandon Urrutia
Family, Faith, and Flan. Three of the defining features of Hispanic Culture, but can you participate when you don’t even speak the language? Join Brandon as he asks the question: ¿Qué te hace hispano?
Winner of the “As Miamense As Possible” Award by The Antiheroes Project

BRANDON URRUTIA (he/they/él) is from South Florida (born and raised). He is 25 years old. Their writing is influenced by his relation to the Hispanic community and his desire to feel closer to it. Urrutia is the recipient of the ENGAGE@GableStage grant and was awarded “As Miamense as Possible” by the Antiheroes Project for his Solo Performance “Lo Siento mi Espanol es Tremendo Mal”. They are also Co-Founder and Artistic Director of LakehouseRanchDotPNG. He graduated from Florida International University with a BFA in Theatre in 2020.

AS I EAT THE WORLD by Luis Roberto Herrera
A Latine man confronts his mental health and eating disorders by attempting to literally EAT THE WORLD. Going on a journey that helps him figure out what brought him to this drastic point, and why he feels as though he has no other choice. 

LUIS ROBERTO HERRERA is currently a South Florida based Colombian-American playwright with a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Florida and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from The New School. He was a resident playwright in the GREENHOUSE Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm and a Fellow at Athena Theatre in 2019.He has had work produced at the FRIGID New York Fringe Festival, the Atlanta Fringe Festival, The Chain Theater, Trinity Theatre Company, City Theatre, The TANK, and Theatre & Co. . His full-length plays include; Poolside Glow, Born Still, SAA(not that one), AS I EAT THE WORLD, and Welcome We Are Now Closed. He was most recently a part of the LatinX Playwrights Circle 2022 Mentorship Intensive, a member of the 2022-2023 HOMEGROWN Playwright Residency with City Theatre, and his play Poolside Glow was an official selection for the 2023 Valdez Theatre Conference Playlab. His solo show, AS I EAT THE WORLD will have its world premiere in New York City at The TANK on November 30th.