Siwayul (Heart of a Womxn)


Siwayul (Heart of a Womxn): is a one-persxn 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.


Nelwat Ishkamewe, Trans-Latinx DMV, & No Justice, No Pride are working together on this project, in celebration of National Poetry Month, with the sponsorship of the Diverse City Fund.

Playwright/Co-Director - Xemiyulu Manibusan Tapepechul
Co-Director - Alexa Elizabeth Rodriguez
Choreographer - Dane Figueroa Edidi
Mask Designer - Ahanu
Costume & Wig Designer - Angel Garcia
Set, Lights, Props, & Graphic Designer - Emmelia Ruiz Talarico
Stage Manager - Ahanu

Additional Designs - Michael Basilas

Alex/Siwayul/Siwanawal/Nantzin Paula - Xemi Tapepechul

Ten performances at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop:
Wednesday, April 3 - 8 pm
Thursday, April 4 - 8 pm
Friday, April 5 - 8 pm (ASL-Interpreted)
Saturday, April 6 - 3 pm (cancelled)
Saturday, April 6 - 8 pm
Monday, April 8 - 12 pm
Tuesday, April 9 - 12 pm
Wednesday, April 10 - 12 pm
Thursday, April 11 - 12 pm
Friday, April 12 - 12 pm
Friday, April 12 - 8 pm (ASL-Interpreted)

More info on Facebook event page.

Visit Siwayul (Heart of a Womxn) event page on theatreWashington.

DC Theatre Community Members interested in discount tickets to the Industry Night performance on FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019, please click on the following link to join us for an evening of theatre in community: