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Written and Performed by

Maria Russell, Sandra Valls and Diana Yanez

Directed by Geoffrey Rivas

Try these three hilarious, touching and surprisingly personal Christmas stories of holidays past told by three acclaimed American Latina comedians.


Latina Christmas Special contains adult situations and drinking; recommended for ages 13 and up, parental guidance is suggested.

Starring Sandra Valls, (Showtime’s "Latin Divas of Comedy”) a Mexican American from Laredo, Texas, Diana Yanez, (Margaret Cho’s “Sensuous Woman”) a Cuban American from Miami and Maria Russell, (Lt. Liz Salazar on TruTV's "Tacoma FD")  the daughter of an over-dedicated Mexican mother and compliant Lithuanian father. Not only will they share their sassy tales of the season as first-generation Americans but they’ll deck the halls with guacamole! Fa la la la la. La la la - Ay!

Directed by Geoffrey Rivas, the LATINA CHRISTMAS SPECIAL is a hybrid comedy performance which in itself has three original mini one-woman shows. 

Selected as Los Angeles Times

"Critic's Choice" and

"Things to Do in LA" since 2013!

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"An instant holiday tradition!" --Alegria Magazine

Every ethnicity can relate to the feeling that their parents and families are a little “freaky” during the holidays when compared to the traditional Christmases fed to us on TV. These three comedian friends show us with their personal tales that every family has its own hilarious peculiarities, everyone wants to belong, and every one, regardless of their heritage, has a hard time at some point in their life. 

"Let's put on 'un' show!"

Creator, Diana Yanez 

puts into her own words

the meaning of the 

"Latina Christmas Special"

for @ThisStage Magazine.

Read full article here.

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