Written by C. Julian Jiménez Directed by Jesse Jou Choreographed by Cesar Valentino


Bruise and Thorn are Nuyorican, queer, and tired af of their jobs at a busted up laundromat in Jamaica, Queens. But not for long: Bruise is saving up to become a chef (like on Chopped!), and Thorn spits bars on street corners, one America’s Got Talent audition away from becoming the Boricua Nikki Minaj. When the laundromat’s basement turns out to be an illegal cockfighting ring, the cousins can’t tell if this is an opportunity to cash out and become their most fabulous selves—or a trap to keep them locked into what everyone expects them to be. March 4 – March 27, 2022 A.R.T./New York Theatres Mezzanine Theatre 502 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

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Please note that this show contains strobe effects, haze effects, and peanuts.

Run time: 90 minutes, no intermission

Featuring: Jae W. Brown as BRUISE Fernando Contreras* as THORN Zuleyma Guevara as MRS. GALLO Carson Fox Harvey as LIZARD and Lou Liberatore as OLD FART Dancers/Ensemble: Jason Ford, Sijean Gonzalez, Ashton Muniz, Kevin Matthew Taylor


Associate Director: Richard Mosqueda Fight Choreographer/Intimacy Director: Denise Hurd Rap Consultants: Brian Quijada and Marvin Quijada Casting Director: Gama Valle for Bass/Valle Casting Scenic/Props Designer: Sasha Schwartz Costume Designer: Saawan Tiwari Lighting Designer: Harbour Edney Sound Designer: Matt Otto Assistant Costume Designer: Billie Harmon Production Manager: Alejandra Maldonado Morales Production Stage Manager: Allison Raynes Assistant Stage Manager: Cara Kienitz Production Assistant: Will Torruella House Manager: Melissa Denize Press: Matt Ross, Claire Wojciechowski, and Grace Walker for Matt Ross PR Advertising: Allan Shulman Marketing Consultant: Francisco Mendoza Social Media Manager: Nick Luis Graphic Design: Alan Armendariz *Pipeline Founding Member