In an unknown dreamscape, seemingly without time, a grieving mother grapples with her reality following the mass shooting at her daughter’s elementary school.
"And I’m still here. And she doesn’t get to be."
Anya Jiménez (she/her) is a playwright, actor, singer, director, and poet from Brooklyn, NY. She is currently a Senior Drama major at the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan. She is a 2022 YoungArts Finalist in the Writing category and a Merit winner for the Theater category. Her writing has been performed and produced by the Blank Theater, the Eugene O’Neill Theater, and the Lucille Lortel Theater, and awarded by the Princeton Lewis Center for the Arts, and the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards. Anya is a member of Manhattan Class Company Theater’s Youth Company Playwriting Lab. She is the playwright, director, producer, and co-video editor of Group Project, a virtual three-act play about the lives of high school students during the height of the pandemic. Anya is the Editor-In-Chief of the artist-activist collective, the Young Lordes Collective, which fosters a network of underrepresented artists and provides community aid. She is very thankful for the love and support she’s found at PPAS, MCC, the Young Lordes Collective, and more. Anya is beyond grateful for this opportunity. She is incredibly inspired by #ENOUGH for putting a national spotlight on such an important issue, and for proving the power that art holds as a tool for social change.
The dialogue was so compelling. I leaned in. There was an elegance. It was drawn with a deftness, and that helped me digest what of course I knew would be a tragic story.