Ni Mi Madre

August 14th - September 25th, 2021


Rattlestick Theater Presents

Ni Mi Madre

An immigrant mother, a queer son, and the goddess of the sea Written and performed by Arturo Luís Soria Directed by Danilo Gambini


DRAMATURG - Nahuel Telleria

SET DESIGN - Stephanie Osin Cohen

COSTUME DESIGN - Haydee Zelideth

LIGHTING DESIGN - Krista Smith

SOUND DESIGN - Kathy Ruvuna

PRODUCTION STAGE MANGER - Katie Young

PRODUCTION MANAGER - Rodrigo Fischer

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER - José Noel

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Stephanie Machado

ASSISTANT SET DESIGNER - Anna Grigo

ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER - Hayley Kuhlmann

SHORT-TERM ASM - Jenn Elyse Jacobs

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - Carl Whipple

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR ASSOCIATE/SET PAINTER - Patricia Marjorie

ASSISTANT TO TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - Pablo Solano

MASTER ELECTRICIAN - Jeremy Stein

AUDIO ENGINEER (SOUND BOARD OPERATOR) - Daniel Miele

SOUND DESIGNER (FOR MIAMI RECORDING) - Chris Gabo

COSTUME ALTERATIONS - Keama Garrett (draper), Marie Stair, Audrey Pallmeyer

SET BUILDER/CARPENTER - Daniel Quinn

ELECTRICIAN - Robin Ediger-Seto

PRESS REP - The Chamber Group

FRONT COVER ARTWORK - (Photo), Neo Avila (Design)

VOICE PROVIDED BY - Elizabeth Cristina Pizzoli Frias


Inspirited with the tradition of Umbanda ritual, the music of Gloria Estefan, Cher, and Maria Bethânia, NI MI MADRE invites the audience into the tumultuous relationship between Bete (a larger-than-life Brazilian woman who swears that if it weren’t for Madonna, Meryl Streep, and Angelina Jolie she would have been the “It” thing) and her queer son. As she grapples with the secrets that tear her and her son apart, the unbidden memories of her estranged mother, and the lineage that binds them all together she unveils to us, her confidants, her audience, the downfalls of American parenting. NI MI MADRE delves deep into the makings of an immigrant family. It explores the intersection between queerness and Latinidad; examines gender, sexuality, family, citizenship, transculturation, identity; and lays bare the secrets, memories, fears, and celebrations of being an immigrant and first-generation American.


Photos by Andrew Soria


Presented in partnership with Group.BR, The Sol Project and Drama Club.