What is an audio adaptation? You mean, like a radio play?

Good question! An audio adaptation is similar to a radio play; it’s a purely aural performance with no visual component. There are actors voicing the characters and their performance is complemented by underscore and sound design. Think podcast or audiobook. After registering, you will receive a link to a video hosted on Vimeo, with ASL interpretation and closed captions (in English and Spanish) to accompany the audio. We will also include title cards with scene numbers to help you track where you are in the play. But listeners can feel free to sit back, relax and enjoy this aural experience.

Who can register for this offering?

This audio adaptation is available FREE for all educators to share with their students in grades 9 and above, including classroom teachers, youth mentors, leaders of after-school programs for youth, leaders of unschoolers or homeschoolers groups, etc. College groups are welcome! Please click HERE to register. 

If you are a high school student who is interested in accessing the show independently, you can reach out directly to ashrestha@steppenwolf.org for more information. 

If you are a college student, you can reach out directly to wparkulo@steppenwolf.org to access this production (and all of our Steppenwolf NOW virtual programming) for free!

If you are not a student or educator, we have great news! You can still access the audio adaptation through a Steppenwolf NOW membership. Click HERE to learn more!

What is the recommended age range for this play?

Due to its explicit and frank sexual language, we are recommending this play for 9th grade and up. We had previously recommended grades 8th and up but given the latest additions to the script, we advise high school and older. If you would like to read a copy of the latest script, please contact Education Coordinator Abhi Shrestha at ashrestha@steppenwolf.org. 

Is there any cost associated with streaming the play for my students?

No! If you are a school or community group eligible to register (see above), this is a completely free offering.

When will the play be available for streaming?

The streaming window begins April 26, 2021. If you register by 5pm on April 24, you will receive your streaming information on April 26 at 7am CST via email to share with your students.

If you register on or after April 26, please allow 2 business days for processing, after which time you will receive your streaming information via email.

The streaming window will close on August 31, 2021. (That’s right: this audio adaptation is available all summer!)

If you are a CPS school group, we recommend that you register by Friday, June 11 to give your students enough time to listen to the play before the end of the school year. 

How will students access the audio adaptation? Will they each receive their own login credentials?

You will receive a password-protected Vimeo link and the password via email, which you can share with all of your students. Please do not share the link and password with anyone other than your students; if a colleague wants to register for the show, please send them our way and we'll happily provide them with their own link.

Should login credentials be misused or distributed inappropriately, access to I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter will be shut off and future access to additional Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) content may also be compromised.  

How exactly will students access the play once they have the link?

The audio adaptation will be accessible for streaming via Vimeo, a free video-hosting platform that can be viewed in browser, as well as downloaded as an application on Google and Apple devices. 

How long is the play?

The play will be approximately 115 minutes. 

What if my students can't listen to the entire play at once?

No worries! Your students will be able to pause the recording and resume it at their convenience. We have added scene titles and timestamps to make it easier for you and your students to pause and resume the experience. 

Are there any additional resources to use for this audio adaptation?

Our I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter study guide is now available, complete with artist interviews, cast features so students can see/hear each character before they listen, a play synopsis, lesson plans and more! This study guide is meant to be a companion piece and teachers should feel free to use it how they see fit. You can also check out past SYA study guides here.


Is there a limit to the number of students I can share my link and password with? I have a lot of students! What if I teach multiple classes, such as 100 students in total?

There is no limit, but we ask that you register the total number of students in your class(es) and section(s). Feel free to share the link and password with all of your registered students; we hope that they will enjoy the production!

I have English Language Learners or English as a Second Language Learners. Do you have any advice for them?

As this is an audio adaptation, we understand this can be a challenge for non-native English language speakers. There are three resources that might be helpful:

(1) We will provide a copy of the script for all students to follow along with the radio play.

(2) If your students read Spanish, there will also be a Spanish-translated version of the script available for them to read.

(3) We are excited to be offering Spanish language captioning for this production. You will have the option to turn on either English or Spanish captions while listening! 

What accessibility services will be available for this audio adaptation?

For this production, we will provide:

(1) Closed captioning available in English and Spanish

(2) American Sign Language interpretation 

(3) A copy of the script in English and Spanish for all students to follow along 

Have further questions?

You can contact Education Programs Coordinator Abhi Shrestha at ashrestha@steppenwolf.org.