by Federico Roca


February 16-26
At Chain Theatre


José Cheo Oliveras,
Founding Artistic Director

Virginia Louloudes,
Development Director

Edna Lee Figueroa,
Marketing Director / SM Manager

James Figueroa,
Financial Manager

Eva Vásquez,
Co-Founder & ED Program Director

Verónica Caicedo,
Facilities Manager

Marcela Álvarez,
Press & Community Relations Director  

Camila Caicedo,
Box Office Manager

Cinzia Meneghello,
Web Designer / Web Master            

Mariano de Paco Serrano,
Associate Artistic Director 

Dean M. Zayas,
Associate Artistic Director, Emeritus

Pablo Zinger,
Musical Director 

Israel Franco-Müller,
Resident Production Designer

Rubén Darío Cruz,
‘Abuelito, dime tú’ Program Director 

Omayra Garriga,
Technical Production Director


NYS Governor Kathy Hochul

NYS Council on the Arts

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

Carlina Rivera, City Council, District 2

Shaun Abreu, City Council, District 7

Chuck Schumer, NY Senate

Kirsten Gillibrand, NY Senate

The New York Community Trust

The Mosaic Network & Fund through the New York Community Trust

Mid Atlantic Arts through USArtists International

The Howard Gilman Foundation

The Shubert Foundation

The Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust

Hispanic Federation

The Cory & Bob Donnelley Charitable Foundation

Paula & Jeffery Gural

The Kaplen Brothers Fund

Con Edison

Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation

Martha Tuck Rozett / Michael Tuch Foundation

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February 16-26

by Federico Roca

A moving tribute to six transgender women murdered in Uruguay between 2012 and 2013.


(In Alphabetical Order)

María Fontanals

(Spain) Award-winning actress with extensive experience on stage in the USA and Europe. Faculty member at HB Studio and member of their Artistic Council. Has worked with renowned NYC Off-Broadway theatre companies: Teatro Círculo, IATI, Repertorio Español, The Brick, Dixon Place, Theater for the New City, HB Playwrights, Teatro SEA. Recent awards: Best Actress (ATI 2020) Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble (HOLA 2019) Best Drama Actress (ACE 2019), Outstanding Performance (HOLA 2018), Best Actress (FUERZAFest 2017), Best Comedic Actress (ACE 2017). Grateful to my family who have been very supportive and caring in this project. mariafontanals.com

Yessi Hernández

(Venezuela) Actress, playwright, producer and journalist. Graduated from HB Studio and the Stella Adler Conservatory, she has been recognized by the HOLA, Latin ACE, ATI, Talía, ARTE and Latin Alternative Theater Awards. She is Executive Director of Corezon Theater Company and Editor/Co-Founder of La Guía Cultural. Her play Las vidas rotas won first place in the National Playwriting Competition Voces LatinX organized by Repertorio Español and the Miranda Family. Yessi is honored to be part of Seis, and to be a resource in helping to raise awareness to the fight for human rights of the trans community. yessihernandez.com

Mauricio Martínez*

(Mexico) Stage, film and television actor, singer and dancer who achieved international recognition by becoming the fifth Mexican actor to star in a Broadway musical (On Your Feet!, produced by Gloria and Emilio Estefan; US tour, Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and Pantages in Hollywood). In Off-Broadway he starred in Children of Salt (Best Musical at the NY Musical Festival). Regional theater: Evita (Kansas City Repertory Theatre), Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s biographical musical Unmasked (Paper Mill Playhouse), A Grand Night for Singing (Goodspeed Opera House). In Mexico he starred in more than 10 musicals and plays. In 2022, he premiered the podcast A mí también with Pitaya Entertainment, where he gives a voice to victims of sexual abuse and abuse of power in the Spanish-speaking world. linktr.ee/martinezmau

*Appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Mario Mattei

(Puerto Rico) Stage, television and radio actor. He studied at the Ponce School of Fine Arts, the Drama Department of the University of Puerto Rico, Ponce and Río Piedras campus, where he learned from his mentor, great director and Maestro Dean Zayas. In NYC he has been part of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater under the direction of Míriam Colón, Repertorio Español, Teatro SEA, Pregones and Teatro Círculo. Some credits in NYC: El caballero del milagro, Cartas de amor, ¡Guaracha!, a Musical, El Quijote, La canción, La Gloria, a Latin Cabaret and Los títeres de cachiporra, among others. He has been recognized on several occasions by the HOLA, ACE and ATI awards.


Federico Roca


(Uruguay) In addition to multiple theatre debuts in Uruguay, he’s one of the most represented Uruguayan playwrights abroad: Argentina, Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil, Peru and the US, among others. His plays has been translated into several languages and have won different awards at various theater festivals and playwriting competitions. For some years he has been developing, as a playwright, a line of work aimed at denouncing and combating homophobia, machismo, gender violence and the abuses of the patriarchal culture to promote equity, inclusion, empathy and solidarity.

Pablo Andrade


(Venezuela) Actor, director, producer, and teaching artist. Artistic Director of Corezon Theater Company, Executive Director of Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors, Co-Founder of La Guía Cultural, and faculty member of NYU Tisch. He has been working as a professional theater artist for almost 20 years. As a director, he has been mentored by Tony Award recipients Jack Hofsiss and Thomas Kail. He is a proud alumnus of the HB Studio and Hagen Institute as well as the Cultural Visitor Program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Some of his awards: 2020 ATI Awards-Best Director Monologue and Breakthrough Director (2018), 2017 HOLA Award-Outstanding Achievement in Directing and 2017 FuerzaFest Award-Best Director. andrade.nyc

Adaptation: Corezon

Assistant Directors: Carmen Borla, Yessi Hernández


Stage Manager: Carmen Borla

Production Designer: Omayra Garriga

Costume Designer: Silvana Ottavianelli

Sound and Music Designer: Javier Figuera

Choreographer: Demetrius Blocker

Props: Corezon


Technicians: Omayra Garriga, Romina Tejerina

Tech Support: Miguel Bandres, Iván Goris

English Translation: Corezon


Graphic Design for CALLBACKseries2023: Edna Lee Figueroa

Graphic Design for Corezon: Victor Niebla

Corezon: Pablo Andrade, Yessi Hernández


José Cheo Oliveras, Edna Lee Figueroa, Mario Colón, Jennyvette Vega, Diego Chiri, Jerry Soto, Gredivel Vásquez, Sandor Juan, Salomé Cano, Stella

Teatro Círculo would like to thank you, our audience, for your continuous support. ¡Gracias!