World Premiere

The season kicks off with Pulitzer Prize-winner Quiara Alegría Hudes's return to Signature for the second play in her Premiere Residency (following the 2016 world premiere of Daphne's Dive), the stage adaptation of her memoir My Broken Language. The world premiere production, directed by Hudes and colliding monologue, literary reading, music, and movement in its depiction of an author growing up in a Puerto Rican family in Philadelphia, continues a momentous moment for the playwright: in 2021, she released the acclaimed book on which the play is based, and her Tony-nominated stage musical collaboration with Lin Manuel-Miranda, In the Heights, reached audiences around the world as a beloved major motion picture. (Hudes penned the book in the Broadway production and the film's screenplay).


10.18.2022 - 11.27.2-22
The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre

“Hudes has created an exceptional body of work, at once lyrical and colloquial, playful and spiritual.”

– The New Yorker

“Quiara's in touch with spirits...this is a woman who went into playwriting because she sensed that her family stories — those in Puerto Rico, those in Philadelphia — would fade if she did not give them language.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda

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