Fade (Saracho)

Fade (Saracho)

by  Tanya Saracho

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 1f

"Saracho’s writing is so sharp, full lives take shape with an economy of words [...] a powerful piece with a fresh voice and a bright future." - Denver Post
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Fade (Saracho)

by  Tanya Saracho

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    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration


    90 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

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When Lucia, a Mexican-born novelist, gets her first TV writing job, she feels a bit out of place on the white male-dominated set. Lucia quickly becomes friends with the only other Latino around, a janitor named Abel. As Abel shares his stories with Lucia, similar plots begin to find their way into the TV scripts that Lucia writes. Fade is a play about class and race within the Latinx community, as well as at large, and how status does not change who you are at your core.

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License details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: A Hollywood TV studio, after work hours.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


1m, 1f

LUCIA - 28, Mexican-born, acculturated. When in Mexico one would call her a "Fresa" but here, she's just an Americanized Mexican who navigates the codeswitching between Spanish and English as well as the rest of her (globalized) generation.
ABEL - Early 30's, born in the U.S. Mexican-American but quite Mexicanized. Born and raised in LA, proud of his Mexican heritage. 

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Tanya Saracho

Tanya Saracho was born in Sinaloa, México. She is a playwright and Television Writer who's worked on "How To Get Away With Murder," and HBO's "Looking," among other shows. Currently, she serves as the creator and showrunner of the upcoming series “VIDA” on Starz. She is also developing a television series called”Brujas ...

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Fade premiered at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in Denver, CO in February 2016 under the direction of Jerry Ruiz.

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