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¡SER! **2015 The List by the Kilroys Honorable Mention Best Play by women/trans writers
Winner of 2 LA WEEKLY AWARDS for Best Original Music and Best Musical Direction! Nominated for 5 LA Weekly Awards











BRING THIS solo spectacle that is performed as spoken word with a live band TO YOUR CAMPUS TODAY! queerpr@gmail.com


LA TIMES SAYS" Singularly original and thoughtful, not to mention a lot of fun..."


'Karen Anzoategui reveals a ripely burgeoning talent.'


'Combining a breathless acerbity that recalls a young Lea DeLaria with a piquant vulnerability entirely her own, Anzoategui gives the zigzagging saga, which takes in Buenos Aires, East L.A., her combative parents and emerging orientation an uncommon mix of hilarity and gravitas.'


"From the minute you sit down until the end you are entertained and absorbed." The Los Angeles Post


"Brimming with oodles of personality... this one woman show captivates and sizzles..."  Eye Spy LA


“¡Ser!” provides a highly energetic scope into the trials and tribulations of Anzoategui’s unique circumstances, and the struggle of growing up a lesbian in places like Boyle Heights and Buenos Aires." Living Out Loud.







View the ¡Ser! trailer!


Photo by Ed Krieger

Segment on KPFK's UPRISING with

Sonali Kolhatkar

Photo by Ed Krieger



Written and performed

by Karen Anzoategui
Directed by Marcos Najera


Featuring musical collaboration

with Louie Perez of Los Lobos,

CAVA and Walter Miranda


¡Ser! is a riveting personal narrative that examines a gender queer Latina/o’s strained relationship with each of their two homes: Los Angeles, and Buenos Aires. Spending years in both of The Americas, they constantly dreams of a pilgrimage to meet their soccer idol Diego Maradona and see him play. The back and forth migration of Karen's upbringing, amidst major moments in Argentine history, leaves them with few role models save for an over-sexed Argentinian English teacher and a mute that communicates via horn. Using inventive theatrical strategies such as casting James Brown in the role of their abusive father, live music, and their own soccer skills, Karen delights audiences. Watch them remove negative influences from their life to find community and love in pursuit of their ¡GOL!



¡Ser! The World Premiere at the LATC November, 2013. Photo by Pablo Aguilar and Jenni Cuevas

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