Of her short play about Sirona, Eteya Trinidad writes: “In my short play, I hope to explore Sirona’s healing side in terms of sexual trauma. With the Kavanaugh hearings, #MeToo movement, and our current president, sexual abuse has been extremely present in the news cycle. The media’s main approach has been to vilify the accused (not undeservedly), but what seems to be missing in the mainstream discussion is how to be kind to survivors. With Sirona’s guidance, I hope to imagine an intimate moment between two people in which compassion shines through. Sirona lends herself perfectly to this mission – in my reading, her care for the womb doesn’t end or begin with pregnancy. Her cleansing energy extends to all concerns of sexual and reproductive health. For our protagonist, the ghosts of her past threaten her well-being and her romantic relationship. Sirona is the goddess to call for some radical, beautiful, ~Sexual Healing.~
SIRONA or SIRONA SLICK by Eteya Trinidad
Directed by Sophia Mia DiPaola
Staged Reading on November 9, 2019 at The EXIT Theatre
Stephen Barlow (Attes)
Camilla Leonard (Sivel)
Dillon Siedentopf (Stage Directions)
Eteya Trinidad (she/her/hers) is a stage manager, theatrical designer and playwright. She discovered her love for writing when she wrote and directed her first full length, La Mestiza’s Colors, with the College Players at the University of San Francisco. More recently, her short play, The Tenderloin Witch, was workshopped at 3Girl Theatre’s New Works Festival. Local companies she’s worked with include San Francisco Playhouse, the Playwrights Foundation, Cutting Ball Theater, Theatre of Yugen, Brava Theater Center, and BATS Improv. Eteya considers San Francisco her second home, her first being in Humboldt County of Northern California. She dreams of living in a cottage-by-the-sea, drinking tea, and adopting a black cat named Nyx.
The image of Sirona was created by Rachel Vanderpool.