Photos by Jeffrey Mosier Photography

HIT THE WALL

 

THE NEW YORKER

 "I couldn’t get certain faces out of my head, especially that of the actor Arturo Soria, whose portrayal of Tano, a gossipy but not insensitive Puerto Rican queen, reminded me of friends from my youth, who didn’t live long enough to know that queer life could be different. Dressed in a snug polo shirt and shorts, his sneakers a little worn at the heels, Tano dreams of being butch and despises himself for his softness. His shield is his smart mouth—and his ability to run away from the disasters that his comments set off. Like a young Al Pacino or Tony Musante, both of whom Soria resembles physically—he is dark-haired, with a noble but imperfect profile—Tano is amped up and desperate to be loved as the macho he longs to be. He’s a victim as much of his own idea of masculinity as of the straight world’s idea of what a man should be."

-Hilton Als  Read the article here

 

NEW YORK TIMES

"Among the most fully realized figures are [...] the “Snap Queen Team” of Tano (Arturo Soria) and Mika (Gregory Haney),...throwing shade at passers-by from their perch on a Christopher Street Among the most fully realized figures are...the “Snap Queen Team” of Tano (Arturo Soria) and Mika (Gregory Haney), stoop. Fierce and funny, the verbal and attitudinal swapped by this duo with the formidable Carson owe more to slam poetry and 1980s Harlem voguing..."

-David Rooney  Read the article here 

 

TIMEOUT CHICAGO

"Among an excellent ensemble in Eric Hoff's exuberant staging, it's the performers playing these doubly marginalized characters who stand out–particulary Arturo Soria as a fast-talking Puerto Rican sissy."

-Zac Thompson  Read the article here

 

CONTRATIEMPO

"Soria le brinda a su personaje, Tano, una salaz lengua incisiva con la cual caracteriza a cada personaje con una perspicacia y astucia bilingüe extraordinaria."

-Rafael Franco  Read the article here

 

 

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