On the shoulders of monsters


Written & Performed by Andres Santiago Piña
Directed by Eddie Torres

April 23, 2022—April 23, 2022

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Do we have to be beholden to trauma? Is generational trauma a curse that we can break? How far do we carry the burden of our parents and grandparents? Through monologues and recollection of childhood memories, take a journey with Andres Piña as he recounts some of the  events in his life that both marked him and set him free.

  • Andres Santiago Piña is a Dominican born and Washington Heights bread actor and writer. Acting credits include: The Sun Always Shine for the Cool (Jacob Theater), Comedy of Errors (The Shakespeare Theater of NJ), La Puta Vida (La Tea), The Seagull (Circle in the Square Theater School), Tracks (Davenport Theater), Othello (St. Katherine Theater), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (St. Katherine Theater), Balm in Gilead workshop (The Labyrinth Theater Company), Medea (American Theater of Actors), Hamlet (St. Katherine Theater), Life is a Dream (The Inner Circle Theater), In the Red and Brown Water (Columbia University), Ms. Julie (Columbia University), Romeo and Juliet (Columbia University), and many more. A graduate of the Columbia University MFA Acting Program. Artistic residency fellow at Governors Island. Proud member of the American Theatre Group Playwrights Lab, and Artistic producer of The Dominican Artists Collective.