Emerson Theater Collaborative (ETC) announces the production of Barrio Grrrl, a play written by Quiara Alegria’ Hudes, produced by Sedona resident, Camilla Ross and directed by Flagstaff resident Michael Rulon, musical direction by Sarah Grahamon Friday, July 13th at7:00 p.m. and Saturday July 14th at 2:00 p.m. at the Sedona United Methodist Church, Sedona AZ. For tickets and information go to www.emersontheatercollaborative.org and click on Shows and Events Sedona, AZ or call (860) 705-9711.

Spunky 9-year-old Ana is faced with a very big decision. On the one hand, as her alter-ego, Barrio Grrrl, with her invisible sidekick, Amazing Voice, she’s pretty busy preserving justice in the barrio and protecting her neighborhood. On the other hand, in the world where Ana lives with her abuelo and misses her mom who is far, far away in Iraq, reality is sneaking up on her. It’s time for Ana to decide what/s most important: being a superhero or a girl who works little miracles in real life. Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winner Quiara Alegría Hudes and Grammy and Tony-winner Bill Sherman give audiences a funny and warmly truthful play that will make hearts sing.This production was made possible my AZ Humanities. And produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company, Inc., of Woodstock, Illinois. Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes. The cast includes: Sedona residents Kaya Kenney, Luna Kenney, Fryda Hernandez, Adahlia Witteman, Skyrah Wilmer, Bronwyn Bosman, Parker Furlong, SavannaRoyal, and Flagstaff resident Audrey Young. Tickets can be purchased at the door at First United Methodist Church 110, Indian Cliff Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 or online www.EmersonTheaterCollaborative.org or by calling (860) 705-9711

Michael Rulon (Director)Dr Michael Rulon is the director of the NAU Global Cabaret, which produces cabaret-style performances of poetry, music, spoken word, dance, and theatrical skits in many languages and from around the world. In his theatrical production classes, he has directed Molière’s Le Misanthrope and Aimé Césaire’s Une Tempête in French. He recently co-directed Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers at Theatrikos Theatre Company in Flagstaff, where he has also served as stage manager, sound board operator, and actor. Barrio Grrrl is his second production with Emerson Theater Collaborative; he played the roles of Radio and Bart in last year’s staged reading of Nothing Crazy.

Sarah Graham (Musical Director)is thrilled to be apart of the production of Barrio Grrrl! An Arizona resident of 13 years, Sarah has a variety of experience in the performing arts. She had her first professional theatre and dance performances at 8 years old, performing in the State Ballet of Missouri’s seasonal production of “The Nutcracker” at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis. Sarah is classically trained in piano and viola, and played in orchestra for many years in her youth. She has performed in regional and national dance competitions, many community theatre productions in her hometown, as well as Desert Stages Theatre and the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, to name a few. She is self-employed as a modern day spiritual healer and therapist supporting women as a Licensed Soul Therapist, Generational Healer™ and Soul Parent | Spiritual Child™ Evolutionary Educator. You can often find her teaching monthly workshops in the Sedona and Scottsdale areas, speaking and sharing how to heal from dysfunctional family dynamics. To learn more about Sarah, please visit her website at: www.SarahChristineGraham.com

Camilla Ross(Producer) is the current president and co-founder of the Emerson Theater Collaborative, and a graduate of Emerson College in Boston. She is former Emerson College Alumni board member, and teaches, online business courses at Three Rivers Community College as an adjunct instructor. As an actress, she was seen most recently performing Harriet Tubman in Lisa Giordano’s Harriet Tubman’s Dream.

Emerson Theater Collaborative’s mission is to serve youth, under-represented communities and artists with an emphasis on diversity, by producing innovative and exhilarating theater in Sedona AZ and Mystic Connecticut. ETC explores timely themes and issues through new, original works and modern theatrical classics. ETC’s goals include reaching inner city youth through educational theatrical programming, to support local communities by providing free admission to low-income families and donating profits to humanitarian causes.

What: Emerson Theater Collaborative’s Production of Barrio Grrrl.
When: Friday, July 13that 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 14that 2:00 p.m.
Where: Sedona United Methodist Church, 110 Indian Cliffs Dr. Sedona, AZ 86336
How: Tickets are $10 and $8 for Kids 12 and under are available at the door, or online website. www.emersontheatercollaborative.org, Shows and Events Sedona AZ and by calling (860) 705-9711.