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The Real James Bond Was Dominican

  • Hi-ARTS 215 E 99th Street New York, NY 10029 (map)

Written and Performed by Christopher Rivas
Directed by Daniel Banks

Public Sharing: Thursday, February 15th at 7pm & Friday, February 16th at 4pm

What happens when a Dominican boy in Queens—with an imagination far beyond his shell, who won't go anywhere without his nerf gun and is obsessed with James Bond—finds out that the real James Bond was Dominican? Qué, Qué? Yeah!

The Real James Bond Was Dominican is a true story, not the one you've read in books and seen in the movies, about Porfirio Rubirosa, Ian Fleming’s inspiration for Bond— and how this discovery set off a whole tragi-comic journey for a young, Dominican actor-to-be.

The Real James Bond Was Dominican is a young man’s guide to love, sex, color, code-switching, white-washing, success, fake-it-till-you-make-it, and the roller coaster of finding one’s true self.  

This presentation is a part of the CRITICAL BREAKS Residency Series. 

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