The Kind Mother (in spite of herself)


A comedy about a troupe of Transgender BIPOC theatre artists reclaiming their space in classical theatre production. They tell the story of Flor & Mario, innamorato who are in love with one another but are kept apart by a nasty, bitter, Step-Mother: La Señora. La Señora is intent on profiting off of her Step-Daughter's marriage, & with the help of the local witch-doctor match-maker, arranges a marriage between Flor and an extremely wealthy & extremely old man. Human trafficking!? Not if Conchita the housemaid has anything to do with it! This comedy features the classical stock characters, an array of contemporary Trans jokes, drag king pandemonium, & a strong love for BIPOC communities surviving white supremacy.

Presented by Angel Rose Artist Collective

Show Type
Running Time
70 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$10 - $20

Discount Tickets Available Two-Spirit & TransPOC - pay what you can

Box Office Phone: 703-881-8160

Schedule Open/Close Dates: -
Sunday 3:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 8:00pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 3:00pm8:00pm-
Important Dates
Performer Role
Steph Niaupari Mario
Savi A Persaud Flor
Asteria Summers La Señora
Alexa E Rodriguez Conchita
Zayn Nehan El Anciano Roberto
Quasar Ventura Lx Curanderx Paz
Bianca Carter Voice of La Señora
Production Personnel
Petrona Xemi Tapepechul
Ahanu Tapepechul
Costume Designer
Mike Basila
Set Designer
Petrona Xemi Tapepechul
Sound Designer
Josie Vallejo
Movement for plays
Petrona Xemi Tapepechul
Lighting Designer
Emmelia Talarico
Adapted By
Petrona Xemi Tapepechul
Adapted From
Classical Commedia dell'Arte scenarios
Projections/Media Designer
Graphic Design: Emmelia Talarico
Mask Designer: Ahanu Tapepechul
Make-up Designer: Quasar Ventura


Back Alley Theatre
5501 Colorado Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
About the Venue:
The Back Alley Theater is an underground space that hosts musical, cultural & community events, managed by tenants at 1365 Kennedy St NW who collectively purchased their building from their landlord, forming the Madison Terrace Cooperative. Theatre entrance (not wheelchair accessible) on 14th & Colorado NW. Wheelchair accessible entrance is available through the front of the residential building.


  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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