LA Review

Enrique’s Journey – A Honduran Immigration Story Travels from Literature to Encuentro 2014’s Los Angeles Stage



As a Honduran immigrant who has been living in Los Angeles for 27 years, I have never seen a story about Hondurans or Central Americans on a stage. Sure, I’ve seen a theater production with Central American characters.  Playwright Lisa Loomer’s Living Out for example, features a Salvadoran refugee who works as a nanny for a rich, Type A personality lawyer struggling to balance career and motherhood. However, rare is the art in the U.S. that features Central American men or women as the heroes or heroines of their own story.