Bursting with laughs, more laughs, music and escándalo (scandal), and making its NYC debut at the SoHo Playhouse. You thought your holidays with the family were dramatic? Try these three hilarious, touching and surprisingly personal Christmas stories of holidays past told by three acclaimed American Latina comedians.
“CRITIC’S CHOICE… hilarious and heart-wrenching…[a] very special ‘Special’”
diana yanez (Creator, Writer, Actor, Executive Producer) is a first generation Cuban-American. Her legendary videos have reached viral proportions (over 15 million views on YouTube) with hits like “Spanish for Your Nanny,” “Let Me Borrow That Top,” and “My Puss” (co-written and performed with Margaret Cho). A national-TV-commercial diva (State Farm, Verizon, Home Depot, etc.), she’s always cast as the friendly Latina mom or stern nurse (same thing, basically). Viva La Evolución, Diana’s one-woman show about growing up Cuban-American and queer in Miami during the AIDS crisis, won the New York Fringe Festival’s Overall Excellence Award. She traveled the country with Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors tour, and also toured with Margaret Cho performing original comedic songs, sketches, and comedy. Television credits include, among others, ”Criminal Minds,” ”Boston Legal,” “Crossing Jordan,” and ”Without a Trace.” ”The Pip & Pen Show,” her web series with co-star / writer / creator Marjorie Duffield, is available on YouTube. A passionate storyteller and performer, Diana created Latina Christmas Special with the intention of shedding light on the universal truths of holidays past, childhood, and family, regardless of one’s heritage.