The 65th annual Drama Desk Awards ceremony may be a little different: though they will be distributed as scheduled, awards will be given out virtually. Tune in and you may see a familiar face: this year, associate professor of dramatic writing Luis Alfaro was nominated for Outstanding Adaptation for his work Mojada, an adaptation of the Greek tragedy Medea.
Reframed between Boyle Heights and Michoacan, Alfaro’s adaptation is centered on an immigrant Medea and her husband Hason. Mojada was first produced at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre in 2012 as Bruja, and after production at the Getty Villa in 2015 went to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2017. Most recently, the adaptation received a production at New York’s Public Theater.