An American Christmas Comedy
of Latina Proportions!
LATINA CHRISTMAS SPECIAL has a running time of 1 hour 45 minutes without intermission. However, usually due to laughs, the show can run as long as 2 hours. It is recommended to keep the play without intermission however one could be added between Scene 4 before Scene 5.
There is a LATINA CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (Road Version). A lighter travel version without set that requires only basic lighting. Very little preproduction necessary. Set is 5 stools, 3 wireless lavalier microphones (if needed) and ideally a piano.
LATINA CHRISTMAS SPECIAL uses visuals and music as part of the play.
COMPUTER RUNNING QLAB
SOUND suitable for audio cues during the show
PROJECTOR for visuals "slides" projected on a rear projection surface.
3 LAVALIER OR WIG MICROPHONES (if needed) for larger venues
Sound & Light Technician (one or two persons depending on system)
The LCS familia consists of 4 kind-hearted talented professionals -
creator/writer/performer: Diana Yanez (Margaret Cho's Sensuous Woman)
writer/performer: Sandra Valls (Showtime's Latin Divas of Comedy)
writer/performer: Maria Russell (MTV's Teen Wolf)
director: Geoffrey Rivas (CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
LATINA CHRISTMAS SPECIAL has enough press, images, video, graphics, and a proven track record of sold out runs to make the advertising and success of this show a breeze for producers.
Thank you for your consideration of this amazingly diverse, empowering and healing play.
Three Latinas gather for the holidays, drink tequila and tell hilarious, touching and surprisingly personal Christmas stories that ultimately heal through love and laughter.
Maria and Diana know that this time of year is particularly hard on their buddy, Sandra, so they show up at her house with a little yule tide tequila. Knowing Sandra resists opening up about her own personal Christmas PTSD, her friends loosen her up with stories of their own harrowing family holidays. Every ethnicity can relate to the feeling that their parents and families are a little “freaky” during the holidays when compared to the traditional American Christmases fed to us on TV. These friends show each other that every family has its own hilarious peculiarities, everyone wants to belong, and every one, regardless of their background, has a hard time at some point in their life. From an overweight ballerina bullied in elementary school, to a young woman coming to terms with her parents traumatic escape from communism, to an adult who lost her mother at Christmas time - it’s all about love, American style.
Starring Latina comedians, 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 (MTV's "Teen Wolf"), a "Valley Girl" (no really, like, for reals, -- like, "gag me with a spoon!" for reals) the daughter of an over-dedicated Mexican mother and compliant Lithuanian father. Together they tell the tales that make them uniquely Latina, undoubtedly American, and most of all friends in this, the most topsy-turvy dramatic high stakes family holiday there is, Christmas.
"Love and Laughter through three women's family tales!"
2017 LCS Commercial
2016 LCS Sizzle Reel
"All about LCS"
2017 LCS Commercial
2016 KTLA - Interview
LATINA CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, is the copyrighted property of the creator and her co-authors. For a PDF version of the script please reach out using the contact form below. Thank you!