UTNT (UT New Theatre): Tiny Fingerprints


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By Jaymes Sanchez
Directed by Adam Flores

Set at San Antonio's famous haunted train tracks, Tiny Fingerprints explores grief, the nature and power of belief and the lies we all tell ourselves to make life worth living. In this play, Bobby believes that the spirit of his dead child lives with the "ghost children" at the haunted train tracks. As Bobby falls deeper into grief and delusion, his ex-wife urges him to seek help, a famous psychic medium encourages his fantasies and a science YouTuber attempts to destroy his world with reason. As mischievous ghost children and a troubled playwright meddle in the action, Bobby's fantasies become the foundation of his life, and the destructive potential of the truth grows.

Contains mature content, imagery and themes, including discussion of suicide and the death of a child.

Runtime is 90 minutes with no intermission.

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About the Playwright

Jaymes Sanchez is a Texan playwright, actor and educator. His play The Cucuy Will Find You won the 2020 Keene Prize for Literature. Sanchez's plays have been developed with The Lark, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Company One, Teatro Vivo, San Diego Repertory Theatre and Artists' Theater of Boston. Sanchez has been a finalist for the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and the Latinx Theatre Commons’ Carnaval. He is a Michener Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin.

About the Director

Adam Flores is the manager of community engagement and education at the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival. He holds a M.F.A. in Directing from Baylor University. His work as a director, actor and producer centers on hyper-local communities, immigrant/refugee populations, racial justice and his beloved chosen home of St. Louis, Missouri.


March 3 at 7:30 p.m.
March 5-6 at 2:00 p.m.

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