"Father Forgive Me For I Have Sinned"

Show's Biography

Father Forgive Me For I Have Sinned is a coming-of-age autobiographical solo piece written and performed by José Roldan which tells the story of a Latino boy who grew up in the South Bronx of New York City during the 1980’s and ‘90’s. 


In a moving performance, José showcases the struggles of being a gay Latino male while battling the negative cultural stereotypes about his sexual identity with which he grapples. He channels some of his most memorable family members that cover the gamut from his Nuyorican sister, a freestyle drama queen to his aunt, lovingly dubbed, Bruja Tia (Auntie Witchie-pooh) who has mastered the art of how to keep a man. And the center of attraction, his quintessentially macho father, as well as his off-the-wall, fire-spitting Puerto Rican mother.

José gives you his New York Latino version of All in the Family sprinkled with South Bronx soul and riotous clashes featuring the quintessential family living room. Ultimately, there’s self-acceptance. Written and performed by José Roldan, Jr. and co-directed by Dante Alberte and Rosie Berrido.

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