Siwayul (Heart of a Womxn)


Siwayul (Heart of a Womxn) is a one-Femme play about reclaiming Two-Spirit identity through Indigenous Salvadoran culture and diaspora; and empowering the Ancestral Goddess within. A Native American Trans Womxn seeks her place in the world. Guided by the Ancestors, she finds herself within her heart of a Womxn- Siwayul.Adapted from Metzali: Siwayul Shitajkwilu, Xemiyulu Manibusan Tapepechul's first book of poetry released April 2018. Originally published on Kindle Independent Publishing Platform (December 31, 2018). 
Professional World Premier:
April 2019

In The Media:

"The language in the piece is by turns piercingly personal, stirringly spiritual, and harrowingly political."

- DC Metro Theatre Arts'
Review: ‘Siwayul (Heart of a Womxn)’

by Nelwat Ishkamewe Two-Spirit Theatre

Excerpt from the Book