Emí Laará: Little Stories to Dream by Hebert Poll Gutiérrez


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Emí Laará: Little Stories to Dream by Hebert Poll Gutiérrez

Gods, Santeria, rituals, beings, fantastic creatures, and a magical natural beauty are the elements that bring these stories to life. the public will enjoy the mischief, adventures, and tricks of the Lucumi gods, characters originating from Cuban Santeria, a meeting point between Catholic religious traditions and the Yoruba traditions from Nigeria but will also get to know one of the most exciting, mysterious, and magical facets of Cuba's ancestral culture.
Emí Laará: is an eye-opener that will leave you with the always incredible sensation of wanting to know more. It is a series of plays that will tell us that Miles Dean was right in his statement: I am African not because I was born in Africa, but because Africa was born in me".

Keywords: Emí Laará, Next Fest, Festivals

Genre: Drama, Comedy
Acts: 1
Run time: 30 minutes

Cast size: 7 actors
Male roles: 4
Female roles: 3
Musician roles: 3
Casting note:  The script is designed to be interpreted by both men, women and trans/non-binary/gender. Not all characters have to be played by black people. People from any cultural background can play them. It would be interesting to have Canadian Aboriginal descendants play some of the characters. It would be a beautiful way to show that African and First Nations traditions in Canada have three overlapping religious and cultural functions:
Their relationship with God
Their relationship to nature
Their relationship with other people.