Laura Crotte, grateful to be performing for the first time at 16th Street, has enjoyed 40 years of work in theater and starts her celebration with this production. She has performed at the Goodman Theater in Pedro Pàramo, The Sins of Sor Juana, Esperanza Rising, Mariela in the Desert, Electricidad, La Casa de Bernarda Alba, and her own adaptation, direction, and production to Blood Wedding Al son que me toques, Lorca. She has worked with Teatrovista in The Sins of Sor Juana, Blind Mouth Singing, and Another Part of the House. She has collaborated with Chicago Children`s, Teatro Luna, Silk Road Rising, Chicago Dramatists, Steppenwolf, and Aguijòn Theatres in productions and staged readings. Her productions in Spanish include Carralejas, Cuarteto, Se Busca, La Madre, ¿De què te rìes?, Barbacoa, Cuentos de Niebla, El Oso. Hailing from Mexico- where she developed a career as stage director, actor, vocalist, and educator in D.F. and Xalapa, Veracruz–Ms. Crotte has toured throughout Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Cuba, and Canada with puppets, musical, and original pieces. As a vocalist, she has been featured at Hot House, House of Blues, CSO/Civil Orchestra, UW, Old Town School, and LCC-UIC. She is a solo performer, storyteller, trainer, and educator visiting schools, libraries, and community centers throughout the state.