Marísa and Lev have just moved into their new Pilsen apartment in hopes of rekindling a spark that’s long been extinguished. While looking for the circuit breaker in the attic, a mysterious coconut appears, leftover from the previous tenants with a dark history inside it. The Displaced explores the wake of pain and yearning left behind when gentrification forces people out of their homes and the kind of vengeance that can come from it.

Jeff Award Winner 2019 - Best Lighting Design
Jeff Award Nominee 2019 - Best New Play, Best Sound Design, Best Artistic Specialization (Rigging Design)


"The best horror stories, in my view, always have something deeper to say about the world we live in - a warped-mirror reflection of the reality we so often choose to ignore, an attempt to shock us into seeing. This is so much of the power and potency of Isaac Gomez's electrifying new play, The Displaced - a thriller with its heart anchored in the devastating cost of gentrification that is happening even right now in our very own city. Isaac's voice first blew me away in 2016 with his utterly riveting and ravaging The Way She Spoke, and it became immediately clear that this is someone whose point of view I dearly wanted at Haven Theatre. It is a privilege to make that dream a reality with Isaac's stunning world premiere." 

Rashaad Hall
Karen Rodriguez

Dwayne Everett (u/s Lev)
Hilary Jimenez (u/s Marísa)

Arnel Sancianco
(scenic design)
Christine Pascual (costume design)
Erik S. Barry (lighting design)
Sarah D. Espinoza (sound design)
Emily Boyd (props design)
Rachel Flesher (intimacy/fight/rigging design)
Marika Mashburn (casting director)
Rebecca Adelsheim (dramaturg)
Angela Salinas (production manager)
David Moreland (technical director)
Josh Prisching (master electrician/associate lighting designer)
MJ Dougherty (stage manager)
Mitchell J. Ward (first assistant stage manager)
Rukaya Ilah (assistant stage manager)
Justine B. Palmisano (assistant stage manager)
Mercedes Meyers (scenic artist)
Jenifer L’Amour Dorman (graphic designer)
Zack Payne (asst. rigging/intimacy/violence designer)
Nosewind Productions (rigging)
Ryan Plunkett (magic consultant)


Photo credit: joe mazza | brave lux

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