C. Julian Jiménez

ALLIGATOR MOUTH, TADPOLE ASS

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Drama, Full-length

 ALLIGATOR MOUTH, TADPOLE ASS is a twistedly queer memory play about a troubled man in 1986 looking for answers at Miss Chelley's Fortune Shop in NYC. Instead of the answers he craves, he connects with a young man working there whose memory is constantly triggered by their incredibly intense connection. They cruise and dance their way through the past leading them to a dangerous night of improper role play.

CASTING: 

Cast of Characters:

EVANDER (“VAN”): (17, Male, Latine)

HANK: (40, Male, Latine) CHELLEY: (35, Female)  (Played by EVANDER)

MERCEDES: (40, Male) Evander’s father.  (Played by HANK)This play should be cast with two Latine, male-presenting actors. It is important that CHELLEY is played by the same actor playing EVANDER, and that MERCEDES is played by the same actor playing HANK. 

 

Author

C. Julian Jiménez

C. Julian Jiménez (formerly known as J. Julian Christopher) is a Queer, Puerto Rican and Dominican playwright. He holds an MFA in Acting from The Actors Studio Drama School at The New School. Playwriting awards include: New Dramatist Residency (Class of 2025), 2019/2020 Rita Goldberg Playwrights' Workshop Fellow at The Lark, 2017 & 2018 Pipeline Theatre Company PlayLab, 2018 LaGuardia Community College’s LGBTQ History Project Grant...[Go to FULL BIO]

Essay

 THE NAME GAME - A Reckoning

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C. Julian Jiménez

Nothing made my father laugh harder than Bill Dana’s character, José Jiménez, from Make Room for Daddy and subsequently, The Bill Dana Show.

“My name… José Jiménez.”

Dana’s broken English catchphrase made white people laugh and 

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