Tony Meneses

twenty50

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twenty50

by Tony Meneses

In the year 2050, Latinx people have been assimilated into the (white) majority of the United States, but race issues are far from resolved. In this tricky political environment, Andres Salazar is running for office and must decide whether losing some of his own identity is worth the potential social benefits. When a mysterious stranger appears at his house, Andres’s family must rally around him to save his imperiled campaign.

Production Notes

3F (doubling/tripling)

Characters:

Andres Salazar, 40’s, Latino

Irene Salazar, 60’s, Latina

Jenny Salazar, 18, Latina

Sebastian, 30’s/40’s, Latino

Lydia Aguilar, 30’s/40’s, Latina

Monty, 30’s/40’s, Black

Oscar, 20’s, Latino

Setting: A farmhouse in Middle America

Time: 2050


Author

Tony Meneses

Tony Meneses was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and raised in Albuquerque and Dallas. His plays include Guadalupe in the Guest Room and The Women of Padilla, which both had world premieres at Two River Theatre. He’s an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Ars Nova Play Group, the Sundance Institute Playwrights Retreat at Ucross, Playwrights Realm Writing Fellowship, Youngblood, and has been previously developed at the LARK Playwrights’ Week and the Berkeley Rep Ground Floor. He’s a two-time recipient of the Kennedy Center Latinx Playwriting Award, is published by...[FULL BIO]