María Fontanals, Mario Mattei, Yessi Hernández and Mauricio Martínez. Photo by M. Álvarez

Seis Review by Thinking Theater NYC

Seis, from award-winning playwright Federico Roca, is named for six trans women who were murdered in Roca’s native Uruguay between 2012 and 2013. The violence propagated against these women, as Seis powerfully reminds us, represents a mere fraction of the global violence against trans and other queer people–rising, where queerness is not in fact legally punishable by death, to a kind of unofficial death penalty, as the play puts it–as well as one extreme on the spectrum of ostracization, pathologization, and discrimination faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals.