tickling my hair making the curls bounce and play more than before trying to stray from my control until they’re exhausted and sweaty and I hate it, but I also love it es mi casa. exhausted, I look at the same blue sky I looked at every morning nunca agradecida por un cielo tan consistente but I am now, a man with a thick accent speaks to me in English no entiendo he thinks I’m a foreigner, this is the land where I grew up, but I get it me veo diferente entiendo too blanquita to be Latina, too Latina to be white, what box do I check? existe tal caja? not caramel colored like my brother a forgotten melanin I wish hadn’t been forgotten half my story erased by my other half no soy lo que soy? qué soy?
Isa Condo-Olvera is a passionate Costa Rican theatre maker and a student in the UMN Guthrie BFA Actor Training program. Born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica to an Ecuadorian dad and a Mexican mom, Isa was always intensely fascinated with storytelling. Her work as a young female producer in Costa Rica led to her selection by then Vice President, Ana Helena Chacón, for a distinction for her leadership in the artistic field in the organisation, Nosotras: Women Connecting.