Las Borinqueñas

Starting April 3rd, 2024

by Nelson Díaz Marcano
Directed by Rebecca Aparicio

Las Borinqueñas

Starting April 3rd, 2024


It’s the 1950’s in Puerto Rico and Maria, Fernanda, Yolanda, Rosa, and Chavela are fighting to live full lives in a changing country with crushing societal rules for women. In the United States, Dr. Gregory Pincus is on the verge of perfecting a miracle that could give them freedom – if only he could find test subjects to participate in preliminary trials. This is the story of the birth control pill and the women who risked everything for the chance to live free.

The Ensemble Studio Theatre
545 West 52nd St
New York, NY 10019

Performed in English.

This play is produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre/The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, in collaboration with Latinx Playwrights Circle, and Boundless Theatre Company.



Nicole Betancourt

Hanna Cheek

Helen Coxe

Guadalís Del Carmen

Maricelis Galanes

Maribel Martinez

Paul Niebanck

Ashley Marie Ortiz

Mike Smith Rivera

Creative Team:

Written by Nelson Diaz-Marcano
Directed by Rebecca Aparicio
Scenic Design: Gerardo Díaz Sánchez
Costume Design: Tina McCartney
Lighting Design: Maria Cristina Fusté
Projection Design: Milton M. Cordero
Sound Design: Daniela Hart, Bailey Trierweiler, Noel Nichols and Uptown Works
Props Design: Caitlyn Murphy
Stage Management: Alejandra Maldonado Morales