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La Paloma Prisoner is a multi-disciplinary play about the reclamation of identity by women in the Colombian prison system. Based on the true story of a group of incarcerated women selected as beauty queen contestants at the Buen Pastor prison in Bogotá, this new play interweaves the ritualistic journey of a “parade of prisoners” within Colombia’s social, political, and spiritual history. The play centers on an infamous woman nicknamed “La Paloma” who transcendentally soars beyond physical and societal barriers to avenge the raped women of Bogotá. Her actions revolutionize the women’s lives, Bogotá’s prison society, and the world beyond its walls.


La Paloma Prisoner Excerpts from raquel almazan on Vimeo.

La Paloma Prisoner – more about the play HERE and performance activities HERE

Photo credit Bobby Plasencia

Worshop Production at The Signature Theatre Off-Broadway 2015

A New Play by Raquel Almazán
Directed by Charlotte Brathwaite
Light and Video Design by Kent Barrett
Sound Design by Justin Hicks
Production and Costume Design by Jeffrey Michael, Jess Adams and Raquel Almazan
Produced by La Lucha Arts Group and Aaron Simms

Associate Produced by Tiffany Vega
Eric Aviles
Liza Fernandez
Zoe Garcia
Zuleyma Guevara
Rebecca Martinez
Mariana Newhard
Jay Santiago
Monica Steuer
Teresa Yenque


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