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Santi Castro

Theater, Visual Art


Zeta's peyote fueled gender journey moves him to a truth he never imagined for himself. With the help of his best friend Heatdeath, The Genderweird, the King of Cumbia, and even Billie Joe Armstrong of Greenday- Zeta journeys through all of Philadelphia on a quest to untangle his identity knot that's been preventing him from being his true self. Radically magical queer and LatinIndigenous voices. Chaos, glitter, and a whole lot of cumbia. Produced in Cannonball Fest as a 2023 Bipoc New work grant recipient! 

Cannonball, produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, is the first and largest independent festival hub of the Philadelphia Fringe that presents risk-taking independent artists in back-to-back performances next to delicious lounge spaces, fostering creative collisions and community conversation.

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Run Time: 60 mins
Ticket Price: $25
Venue: The Icebox Project Space

Dates: September 10, 2023 - September 27, 2023

September 10, 2023 5.00pm

1400 N American St

General Admission: $25

PWYC Options

September 19, 2023 6.30pm

1400 N American St

General Admission: $25

PWYC Options

September 27, 2023 8.00pm

1400 N American St

General Admission: $25

PWYC Options

About the Artist

Santi Tonauac Castro (he/him) is an Indigenous Mexican-Cuban 2spirit maker. Santi writes doom jazz chaos bombs in shape of play, poem, and sculpture. He’s part bird, part warrior, destroyer+protector. You can catch him working with youth teaching visual art at Mural Arts in Philly, PA. Most recently, his play Black Lung And Also If was in the 24 Hour Plays Fest at Interact Theatre and his play Gente Del Sol was in PlayPenn’s 2022 annual new play festival. Santi is part of Playpenn’s Playwrights cohort. He is a 2019 Youngarts Playwriting winner. Santi has worked with The Arden and Quintessence theatre, 1812 Productions, Taller Puertoriqueno, and the Philadelphia Art Museum. Santi has a BFA from UArts majoring in playwriting and minoring in sculpture!

  • Santi CastroPlaywright/ Creator
  • Isabel PennZeta
  • Tori RodriguezHeatdeath
  • Deadb0yBillie Joe Armstrong
  • Tyler EconaThe Genderweird/King Cumbia
  • Andrew ShumwaySEPTA
  • Bryant Gipull GarciaStage Manager

Accessibility & Content Considerations

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This event is appropriate for ages 13+

Adult Language

Drug/alcohol use and abuse, mentions of death and suicide

Covid-19 Safety policy

Masks are required during this event


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