Author Erlina Ortiz
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Time: Contemporary                                

Situation: Felix and his sister Genesis grew up in an abusive household. Their mother, Paloma, has been in prison for 10 years for murdering their abuser. Here, Felix reflects on the past, and how domestic violence stays with a child.

Subject Matter: Domestic Violence, Survival, Relationships, Alcoholism, El Barrio, Prison System 

Note from Playwright:

Felix is this sweet teddy bear, though still tough from the scars of his childhood. This piece was inspired by the documentary Sin by Silence. 

Supplemental Information:

To see more information and video from the production of MORIR SONYANDO at Powerhouse Theatre in Philadelphia, go to

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