Words That Burn
by Cindy Williams Gutiérrez
Milagro / Los Porteños
Through a blend of poetry and monologue, this dramatic work reveals how three historical figures, conscientious objector William Stafford, Japanese-American internee Lawson Inada, and East L.A. Marine Guy Gabaldon galvanized language to discover liberation during “the good war.”
2014: Premiere at Milagro Theater, produced by Los Porteños
2017: Performed at Merc Playhouse in Twisp, Washington
2017: Produced by Literary Arts at Linkville Playhouse, Kalmath Falls, Oregon
2018: Recorded by OBP for Literary Arts’ Archive Project
Photos © 2014 by Russel J. Young
Todd Van Voris* (2014), Damon Kupper (2017)/ WILLIAM STAFFORD
Tony Green / GUY GABALDON
Paul Susi / LAWSON INADA
Gemma Whelan~ / DIRECTOR
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.
~ The Director is a member of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union.