About this show
A world premiere adaptation of Erika L. Sánchez’s award-winning novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter follows Julia, a Chicago high school student as she navigates trials and tribulations of following her dreams of becoming a writer alongside the death of her sister, Olga—who might not have been quite as perfect as she seemed. This poignant and vibrant new work is a love story to young Chicanas who, in trying to find the truth about the people and the world around them, end up finding themselves.
Isaac Gómez is an award-winning Chicago-based playwright, originally from El Paso, Texas/Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. We are proud to debut this collaboration between Gómez and director and ensemble member Sandra Marquez, following the success of their critically acclaimed production of La Ruta.
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Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.
Cast & Artists
- Author Erika L. Sánchez
- Playwright Isaac Gómez
- Director Sandra Marquez
- Scenic Designer Arnel Sancianco
- Costume Designer Uriel Gómez
- Lighting Designer Heather Sparling
- Sound Designer Matt Chapman
- Intimacy and Fight Choreographer Rachel Flesher
- Production Stage Manager Michelle Medvin
- Assistant Stage Manager Jacqueline Saldana
- Casting Director JC Clementz
lead tour underwriter
Ralla Klepak Trust for the Performing Arts