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Momma’s Boyz


Here you will find resources for Teatro Vista’s upcoming production of Momma’s Boyz.

About Momma’s Boyz

Cándido Tirado’s Momma’s Boyz is about three inner-city friends magically given a second chance to revisit their decision to make quick money selling drugs. Packed with humor, poetic energy and a spirit of hope, the laughs and pathos blend to make an engaging dose of urban theater.

About Playwright Cándido Tirado

Here you will find a biography and other information about Momma’s Boyz playwright Cándido Tirado.

Glossary of References

Here you will find a glossary of pop-culture references and lingo in the play.

Culture of Drug Dealing

Why do people sell drugs? This is a look into reasons and repercussions of being a drug dealer.

The Recent Gun Control Debate in Illinois

Gun violence is a central topic in Momma’s Boyz. Here is a brief overview of the recent events surrounding the gun control debate both in Illinois and nationwide.

Norm of Guns

Here is a brief look at how guns are part of the societal norm in the US.

Intervention and Workshop Links

Here you will find a list of links for intervention and workshops surrounding the issues of violence and drugs.



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Momma’s Boyz

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