The Cosmic Twins

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The Cosmic Twins is a play for young audiences with music and dance, based off of the Maya K'iche Pop Wuj, that tells the story of the creation of the world, and how the sun and the moon came to be.

Nelwat Ishkamewe presents this play in celebration of Transgender Awareness & Native American Heritage Month 2018, with sponsorship by Campaign for Southern Equality, Emergence Community Arts Collective, Southern Vision Alliance's Queer Mobilization Fund / El Fondo de Movilización Queer, Trans Justice Funding Project, and Trans-Latinx DMV.

Written by: Xemiyulu Manibusan Tapepechul
Direction: Xemiyulu Manibusan Tapepechul
Choreography: Ricky Rosé
Music Direction: Ahanu

Costume Design: Xemi Tapepechul & Michael Basilas

Mask Design: Ahanu Tapapechul & Kota Shane Hicks

Set Design: Xemi Tapepechul

Sound Design: Ahanu Tapepechul & Xemi Tapepechul

Ricky Rosé as Tepeu/Jun-Kame
Ahanu as Junajpu
Xemiyulu Manibusan Tapepechul as X’balanke/Kukumatz


Emergence Community Arts Collective 733 Euclid St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20001


Tuesday, November 6 - 10 AM
Tuesday, November 6 - 12 PM

Wednesday, November 7 - 10 AM
Wednesday, November 8 - 12 AM

Thursday, November 9 - 10 AM

Friday, November 10 - 10 AM

Saturday, November 10 - 10 PM
Saturday, November 10 - 12 AM

Sunday, November 11 - 10 M


More info on Facebook event page.

Visit The Cosmic Twins event page on theatreWashington.

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