Desert Stories for Lost Girls
By Lily Rushing (Genízaro)
Directed by Sylvia Cervantes Blush
September 30 – October 16 at Los Angeles Theatre Center
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 8:00 p.m.
Sundays: 4:00 p.m.
Somewhere we lost them
We forgot to remember
But she and she and she
They’re with me now, so.
Do you believe your ancestors walk with you? When 18-year-old Carrie moves in with her grandmother, Rosa, she is thrown into a world of memory and mystery that unearths her family’s identity -- shining a light on a dark and bloody period in the history of the American Southwest. Native Voices in collaboration with Latino Theater Company proudly present Desert Stories for Lost Girls by Lily Rushing (Genízaro), a haunting and lyrical rumination on family, identity, and colonialism over generations.
CONTENT WARNING: This play explores many aspects of injustice against Indigenous peoples that are emotionally distressing. Indigenous women in our time are disproportionately more likely to experience sexual assault and violence than any other demographic group. This play reckons with the historical reality of sexual violence as a tool of colonization and holds space for the psychological impacts of such abuse through generations.