Premiere with talkback on Saturday, October 10 at 7pm EDT – Ticket link goes live at 7pm. Please note you will not be able to register before 7pm the day of the premiere.
On-Demand streaming through Friday, October 16 at 11:59pm EDT

A modern retelling of the Greek tragedy Medea through the lens of the Mexican immigrant experience, the play follows the lives of an immigrant family surviving in Chicago during the Obama administration. It offers an in-depth look at the struggles that go into achieving the American Dream, and the cost of each step along the way. Murder, betrayal and brujeria abound in this human journey towards success and acceptance.

This production contains strong language, sexual and mature content, themes of domestic violence and murder, loud noises like screaming, slamming and banging, and the use of racial slurs.

The Amplify, Empower, Illuminate: Four Plays, Many Diverse Voices series is sponsored by

Creative Team

Sound Designer:
Greyson Phillips*

Video Design and Production:
Tim Brown, Rob Siler

Stage Manager:
Audrey Casteris*

Director: Ana Martinez Medina ’19


'Mojada' cast headshots
'Mojada' cast headshots

TITA: Adriana Aquino Andino
MEDEA: Amanda Ortiz
JASON: Jullien Aponte
ACAN: Karlo Buxo-Morales
JOSEFINA: Hilary Pardey-Hernandez

ARMIDA: Catherine Patrizia
U/S JASON, U/S ACAN: Brandon Diaz


Assistant Stage Managers: Nikki Lyon*, Savannah Roy*
Dramaturg: Maria Perezalonso Hermosillo*
Assistant Video Design and Production: Syd Deines*
QLab Operator: Greyson Phillips*

*denotes UCF student. All cast members are UCF students.


Director of the School of Performing Arts: Michael Wainstein
Artistic Director: Julia Listengarten
Director of Production: Bert Scott

Undergraduate Coordinator: Kristina Tollefson
Faculty Designer/Advisor: Huaixiang Tan
Faculty Designer/Advisor: Vandy Wood
Faculty Dramaturg/Advisor: Chloe Edmonson
Faculty Designer/Advisor: Tim Brown
Faculty Designer/Advisor: Rob Siler
Production Manager: Gary Brown
Technical Director: John Heil
Assistant Technical Director: Shannan Rath
Sound Designer/Advisor: Lindsay Putnam
Master Electrician: Edd Gordon
Costume Shop Manager/Designer/Advisor: Daniel Jones
Costume Shop Floor Supervisor: Robin Ankerich
Faculty Stage Management Advisor: Claudia Lynch

“I must fight with all my strength so that the little positive things that my health allows me to do might be pointed toward helping the revolution. The only real reason for living.”
— Frida Kahlo

The characters in Mojada remember their native roots through rituals such as cooking and spiritual practice. Reflecting on the traditional foods and traditions of Mexico, UCF dramaturg Maria Perezalonso Hermosillo has created a dramatugical recipe book. It is designed to give audiences a taste of Luis Alfaro's theatrical world. Flip through her creation below; if you try out the recipes for yourself, let us know on social media!

Adriana Aquino Andino (Tita) is a third-year transfer student in Theater Studies and Journalism, with a minor in Dance. Theatre UCF credits include El Wiz (Brujita Mala). She graduated from ballet academy Julian Blanco and took theater from Dr. Zayas and Dr. Duprey at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. She performed professionally in Puerto Rico for Ballets de San Juan’s national tour company, in Legally Blonde (Vivienne Kensington) and Hairspray (Dynamite #1: Judine).

Jullien Aponte (Jason) is a junior in the BFA Acting program. Stage credits include Water by the Spoonful (U/S Elliot), El Wiz (Tin Man), Our Country’s Good (U/S Davy Collins/Robert Sideway) and Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio). Instagram: @apontejullien

Brandon Diaz (U/S Jason, Acan) is a freshman in the BFA Musical Theatre program. This is his first Theatre UCF production.

Naomy Delgado (Stage Directions, U/S Armida, U/S Josefina) is a senior transfer student in the B.A. Theatre Studies program with a minor in Music. This will be Naomy’s debut production at Theatre UCF. Previous theater credits include Remnant of the Imposter (Charlie) with Project Spotlight, and immersive online show Recovery (U/S Blank Slate 1 & 2).

Abigail Laboy Gracia (U/S Medea, U/S Tita, U/S Stage Directions) is a second-year transfer student studying theatre. This is her Theatre UCF debut. She plans to be involved in other Theatre UCF productions during next semesters as well volunteer in all theatre related activities. Instagram: @abigailgrazie

Hilary Pardey-Hernandez (Josefina) is a freshman in the B.A Theatre Studies program. Apart from the Fall 2020 virtual shows, she is also involved with Project Spotlight performing in Remnant of the Imposter (Mother/Board 1). Instagram: @hpardey

Karlo Buxo-Morales (Acan) is a BFA Musical Theatre senior and is excited to be working in shows. He is honored to be studying beside such talented performers. Previous UCF credits include Urinetown and She Kills Monsters. Other major shows include A Chorus Line and In the Heights. Instagram: @karlobuxo

Amanda Ortiz (Medea) is a senior in the BFA Musical Theatre track. Past Theatre UCF credits include Urinetown (Little Sally), Titanic: The Musical (Ensemble) and Bernarda Alba (U/S Magdalena). Other credits include Heathers (Veronica), In The Heights (Vanessa) and Into the Woods (Little Red). Instagram: @_amandaortiz

Catherine Patrizia (Armida) is a sophomore in the BFA Acting program. This is her Theatre UCF debut. She moved from Brazil to pursue her acting career and is very excited to work on this production. She is also currently featured in this year’s Project Spotlight production of Escape from Reality as Lauren. Past theatre credits include The Municipal Abattoir, Oedipus Rex and La Cantatrice Chauve (The Bald Soprano). Instagram: catherinepatrizia_

Audrey Casteris (Stage Manager) is a sophomore in the BFA Stage Management program. Previous Theatre UCF credits include UCF Celebrates the Arts 2020 (Production Assistant). Instagram: @audreycasteris

Syd Deines (Assistant Production Designer) is a sophomore in the BFA Design and Technology program. Her previous credits include Assistant Props Master for Urinetown.

Nicole “Nikki” Lyon (Assistant Stage Manager) is a sophomore in the BFA Stage Management program. Last fall, she worked as a Production Assistant on The Rover. She’s previously worked with Inside Out Theatre Company on Newsies (Stage Manager), Matilda (Stage Manager) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Stage Manager). Instagram: @nikkilyon

Ana Martinez Medina (Director) is an MFA Acting alumna. During her time at Theatre UCF she was seen in Bernarda Alba (Bernarda Alba) and Pentecost (Gabriella). Recent directing credits include Becoming Dr. Ruth (Assistant Director) at Orlando Shakes, as well as Moana Jr. (Director) and Spring Awakening (Assistant Director) at Theater West End. Instagram: @ana.martinez.medina

Maria Perezalonso Hermosillo (Dramaturg) is a third-year international student in the B.A Theatre Studies program. She was recently part of the Theatre UCF production of The Rover (Masquerader & U/S Angelica). Previous roles include: The Addams Family (Morticia), The Lion King (Simba), Bye Bye Birdie (Rose Alvarez) and Hamlet (Hamlet). Instagram: @mpech24

Greyson Phillips (Sound Designer/Audio Engineer) is a third-year transfer student in Theatre UCF’s Design and Technology BFA program. His previous credits include Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Audio Engineer), It’s A Small World (Or, The Robot Play) (Sound Designer), El Wiz (Audio Engineer), Titanic: The Musical (Mic Technician), and Sweat (Asst. to Sound Designer) as well as multiple shows in corporate AV. He is particularly interested in immersive sound and the influence of music on an experience.

New York Premiere produced by
The Public Theater
Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director        Patrick Willingham, Executive Director

The West Coast Premiere of MOJADA was first performed at the Getty Villa on
September 10, 2015

World Premiere produced by
Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, Illinois
Chay Yew, Artistic Director        Chris Mannelli, Managing Director

BRUJA, a first adaptation of Medea, was commissioned, developed and received its world premiere in 2012 by Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Loretta Greco, Producing Artistic Director