Swimming While Drowning
by Emilio Rodríguez
Directed by Alexis A. Arredondo
July 11-21, 2019
Angelo and Mila are fifteen and homeless. Angelo is a dreamer, and Mila is a streetwise realist. But when they become roommates at a shelter for LGBTQ teens, they build a fragile bond that inspires them to reach for understanding and self-acceptance. Emilio Rodriguez’s poetic coming-of- age story celebrates the healing power of hope, and the beautiful mystery of being a teenager.
This project is supported in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.