Written by Andrew Siañez-De La O
Directed by Jasmine Brooks
BCA Launchpad Resident company, Fresh Ink Theatre, presents TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, a play confronting loss, grief, and learning where you belong in the world. Written with a distinct sci-fi bent, the show tackles the erasure of non-white/indigenous cultures in the American Southwest and revolves around reassessing the role as a person of color in recognizing the harm being perpetrated in a white institution, even one as otherworldly and alien as can be.
April 30th – May 14th, 2022
Agent Chavez is on her way back to headquarters after losing her partner during a mission gone wrong. Agent Hogan is days away from retiring after twenty-five years of service. And thanks to budget cuts, these two agents from The Bureau of [REDACTED] are going to have to share a dusty motel room in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. But this is no ordinary stopover. As they come to realize The Bureau may have put them directly in harm’s way, these two Agents have to grapple with their darkest memories and deepest regrets if they want to survive the demands of the El Dorado Motel.
Battling cultural erasure both on a grand, mythical scale and the personal, both agents must fight for their lives in a world of always-shifting proportions, expectations, and supernatural creatures, much not unlike our own.
Learn about Fresh Ink and their process in our latest episode of Hello My Name Is… with Fresh Ink’s Artistic Director Louise Hamill and TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES’ Director Jasmine Brooks and Playwright Andrew Sianez-De La O.
Please note that this is an in-person performance. A vaccination card or negative PCR test administered within 72 hours prior to the event will be required for entry into the building. Face masks must be worn at all times upon entry. Additional information about Fresh Ink’s Audience COVID-19 protocols will be sent out one week prior to the opening of Truth or Consequences.
This show runs for approximately 110 minutes with a 10min intermission and has discussions of grief, loss of loved ones including a young child, and depiction of domestic abuse.
Preview – April 29, 2022
Cheap Date Night – May 4 and May 11, 2022
Playwrights’ Night – May 5 and May 12, 2022
Industry Night – May 9, 2022
For discount codes and more information, please visit freshinktheatre.org.
Cast and Production Team:
Chavez – Sandra Seoane-Serí
Hogan – David Anderson
Watchtower – Jordan Palmer
Celeste – Elizabeth A. Salazar
Meyer – Alex Sanchez
Playwright – Andrew Siañez-De La O
Director – Jasmine Brooks
Dramaturg – Lina Pulgarin Duque
Stage Manager – Mirabella Pisani
Scenic Design – Victoria Rojo
Lighting Design – Andrea Sala
Costume Design – Charlotte Stowe
Prop Design – Arielle Greenspan
Sound Design – Anna Drummond
Fight Choreography – Sarah Flanagan
Intimacy Coordinator – Ayshia Mackie-Stephenson
Andrew Siañez-De La O (He/They) is a Boston-based Mexican-American stage and audio dramatist from the US Borderlands. His work, which often centers his borderland heritage and cultural diaspora, has been developed and produced across the country at companies such as The Playwrights Realm, Company One, Huntington Theatre Company, and more. He is also a member of the WGA Audio Alliance working toward an equitable future for audio drama writers. His audio work includes being a scriptwriter for Timestorm and an upcoming collaboration with Stormfire Productions, an audio series adaptation of his young adult fantasy play, The Ortiz Twins Are Coming Home.
For a full list of cast and crew bios, visit freshinktheatre.org.
Fresh Ink Theatre Company is committed to developing new work with theatre artists in the New England area. Fresh Ink seeks to empower writers with the tools to craft plays that showcase their creative vision. Fresh Ink challenges the Boston community to engage in the evolution of dynamic new work as it transforms from first draft to first production, and beyond. Fresh Ink values artistic excellence, institutional transparency, community involvement and ongoing collaboration.