In the spring, the Public Theatre of San Antonio produced my play Fabulous Monsters, with music written by local Chicana Punk group Fea, using all local actors and musicians.
The result was magical. The play was a huge hit, selling out performances and bringing new audiences to the theatre.
I would like to make a record of the music with the original San Antonio performers. The talent pool in San Antonio is amazing, and a record would showcase mostly Latine/Latinx artists.
Fabulous Monsters is about women in punk rock and features both older women and younger women: " When punk rock exploded in L.A., Sally, and Lou were there: feminists, Latinas, queens of noise. One went pop, one stayed punk but sparks from their tumultuous friendship remain. Decades later, they try to overcome old wounds, forgive each other, and rock as hard as they ever did." The play has gotten awards from Steppenwolf in Chicago and the Latino Theatre Company in Los Angeles. A demo record would continue to give life to the project, and San Antonio talent would be heard at theatres around the country. We would also have the opportunity to get more of Fea's music out into the world. This all-female punk band is an inspiration. They also have a percentage in the royalties of the play.
In conclusion, a record would show off the massive amount of talent residing and rocking in San Antonio.
Financé par San Antonio, TX (July 2023)