An auto-biographical coming of age story of a young Latino adolescent, who grew up in the South Bronx of New York City in the 90's.
"Father Forgive me for I have Sinned”, is an auto-biographical coming of age story of a young Latino boy, who grew up in the South Bronx of New York City in the 80's/90's. He shows us just how he tries to identify himself in a world full of stereotypes. He introduces you to the most memorable members of his family, from the freestyle queen of the Bronx to his Bruja Tia who has discovered the secret in keeping a man. Jose takes you from the mean streets of the Bronx and the living room of his family's apartment to moments of his self-acceptance.
Thank you for clicking on this page to find out more about "Father Forgive Me For I have Sinned." Please take a moment to look at the video to find out more about the show and it's creator/performer José Roldan Jr.
The show was just announced as a finalist for The United Solo Festival in NY. We are raising money to help advertise the show and get it out there.
Backing a project is more than just going into your pockets. Don't get me wrong your donation is important but so is your mouth! Please help us spread the word of this amazing ground breaking show. Tell everyone about it. It is a powerful story with a relevant message that none have shared before!
Here are some quotes from recent viewers of the show:
"I have had the pleasure of attending several performances of this show and continue to be incredibly entertained and thoughtfully provoked by its dynamic content and realness.
In having attended numerous performances throughout the years, it can be assumed that one would grow tired and even bored with the content of show and even the actor himself; however, this assumption is by far the farthest from the reality of attending the show throughout the years.
This show had an overall spark, genuineness, and unrelenting humor that left audiences both roaring and crying" - V. Gamarra, Graduate student at Columbia University
"I’ve never been to a show and actually felt like I was the only one in the room sitting and talking with a friend about life. Yes, you’re listening to a story about family, culture and an urban coming of age experience, but José tells it in a way where everyone can relate. No matter what race, sexuality, religion, everyone has the that one family member, and everyone has that one (or many) insecurities and everyone has that one secret. It feels good to walk out of a theatre and not only know a little more about another person’s experiences but also a little more about yourself. That’s what Jose’s show did for me. I looked around the room and you could just see that everyone else in the audience was as engaged as I was. It was in their faces. José will have you wrapped up in an intense, emotional moment and then with one movement or line, he would have everyone laughing together. Any actor or show that can make an audience laugh through their tears is memorable in my opinion." - K. Holwitz, Plum Benefits
"This show is unique. By that I mean that I didn’t know where José was going. Each sentence out of his mouth kept me on edge and I was in constant turmoil over whether his life story (thus far) had a happy conclusion or not. But, It didn’t matter either way – because I was intrigued. I wanted him to keep talking, to keep letting me in to his world.
I felt so lost in the story. It felt like it was just he and I in a room talking about his up-bringing and his self-discovery.
Overall, I was surprised and inspired by his performance. He was comfortable with himself in front of a crowd, in a way that I rarely get to see an artist be. He let us in to his world, to see his emotions, his triumphs and his reservations through the journey of finding himself. Not only that…but he did it all in an hour." - A. Santos, New and loyal fan
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I am speechless. Words cannot express my gratitude for what you are doing for me and this show. You will receive all of the above and 2 front row tickets to the show on October 24th, 2012 on Theater Row in NYC! If you cannot make it to the show I will send you a gift bag with an autograph copy of the program.Estimated delivery:
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