La Niñera: The Nursemaid

Event Date: 

Friday, May 15, 2009 to Saturday, May 23, 2009

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Hatlen Theater

a play by Barbara Lebow, directed by Risa Brainin

La Ninera Poster

About the Play

The play follows an extended family, descendants of poor Spanish and Russian immigrants who find safe haven in early 20th century Cuba. They prosper until the 1959 revolution causes a drastic rift. The play focuses on the younger generations in 1950's Cuba and present day California.

The actors portray both grandparents and their own grandchildren at the same age.  They travel back and forth and beyond, through time and personal events. Through conflict and the rich heritage of intermingled cultures, they remain under the steady hand of their ageless niñera.

About the Playwright

For the most up-to-date information about Barbara Lebow please visit her website!

Production Team

  • Written by Barbara Lebow
  • Director: Risa Brainin
  • Scenic Designer: Gary Wichansky
  • Costume Designer: Devon Painter
  • Lighting Designer: Michael Klaers
  • Sound Designer: Irwin Appel
  • Choerographer: Christina McCarthy
  • Dramaturg: Brian Granger
  • Dialect Coach: Michael Morgan
  • Associate Scenic Designer: Erinn McGrew
  • Assistant Director: Angela Cruz
  • Stage Manager: Lauren Woods


  • Amanda Berning
  • Dakotah Brown
  • Charlie Faith
  • Joelle Golda
  • Qualiema Green
  • Matthew Horn
  • Natasha Lloyd
  • David Santana


To view a complete gallery of photos from La Niñera: The Nursemaid and those for our other LAUNCH PAD Preview Productions please visit the show's album on our Facebook page!

Photo by David Bazemore
Photo by David Bazemore
Photo by David Bazemore
Photo by David Bazemore
Photo by David Bazemore
Photo by David Bazemore