Season four at The Wayward Artist kicks off 2021 exploring the idea of identity. To launch the season, the Wayward Artist is holding strong to its mission to “produce works unknown” with the second world premiere in their four years of existence. In partnership with Michael-Miguel Productions and funded by a Santa Ana Arts Grant, the Wayward Artist presents “Feliz – An American Play” by Michael J. Mejia. Directed by LA-based director and teaching artist, Rosa Lisbeth Navarrete, the play follows a Mexican-American family in Bakersfield, California filled with secrets of addiction, desire and identity. Within the world of Latinx magical realism, the family must finally face the truths they are all avoiding. “Feliz – An American Play” premieres on April 17, 2021 at 7 p.m. with a drive-in experience screened by The Frida Cinema.
The cast of “Feliz – An American Play” includes Moises Rodriguez as Augusto, Sheresade Poblet as Amanda, Miguel Torres Cruz as Joe, Jennifer Aguilar as Vicki, Isaac Ybarra as Eric, Roberta H. Martínez as Consuela, and Chayan Tavakoly as Sam.