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The UNC Department of Communication Presents

The Sweet Life

Digital Program
October 28 at 7:30pm
October 29 at 1:00pm

Written by Guillermo Reyes

Directed by Joseph Megel

Co-Produced by Performance Studies - Department of Communication, StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance &the UNC Latinx Center



Nadia: Tia Pulikal

Teresa: Ana Miramontes

Stage Direction Reader: Ella Grace Wolfe

Production Staff

Technical Director: Will Bosley

Graphics: Alayna Fennell

Web Design: Alayna Fennell

Marketing Assistant: Sariel Singletary

Box office: Sariel Singletary, Cindy Lin,

& Kajayla Powell

Press & Marketing: Claire Walsh

About the Writer


GUILLERMO REYES is an award-winning playwright whose plays have been widely produced, including Men on the Verge of a His-Panic Breakdown and Mother Lolita as off-Broadway productions with Urban Stages, Chilean Holiday and Saints at the Rave at the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville, among others. In 2010, he published Madre and I: A Memoir of our Immigrant Lives with the University of Wisconsin Press. His play, That Day in Tucson, was recently published by the Dramatic Publishing Company. He is a professor at Arizona State University in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre.


About the Cast

ANA MIRAMONTES (Teresa) is currently earning her M.F.A. in acting at the University of Arkansas. Regional credits include Lucha in American Mariachi and Eva in At the Wedding, working in theaters including Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey and Theatre Squared.


TIA PULIKAL (Nadia) most recently appeared in StreetSigns/Process Series production of Jim Grimsley’s Cascade. She is a second year student at UNC Chapel Hill who discovered acting after taking Joseph Megel’s first year seminar.


Carolina Latinx Center

The triangle’s only university-based Latinx center, the Carolina Latinx Center, is dedicated to social engagement, scholarship, cultural awareness, and public service. Our values of diversity, innovation, empowerment, familia, and orgullo are core to our initiatives and partnerships. We are proud to support the arts!

Communication Studies

Avi Santo, Chair

Ning Sun, Department Manager

Rahul Bahat, Administrative Support Associate

StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance

Elisabeth Lewis Corley, Executive Producer

Check out our next performance:

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The Meditation

By Christina Lai & Ina Liu

November 18-19 at 7:30pm

At Keenan Rehearsal Room

Pianist Christina Lai and multimedia artist Ina Liu curate narratives of Asian American Pacific Islander women in the wake of recent Asian hate crimes.

The Process Series is supported by the generosity of:

UNC College of Arts and Sciences

StreetSigns Center

The Institute of Arts and Humanities: Arts Everywhere

Carolina LatinX Center

The Asian American Center

Carolina Pride Alumni Network (CPAN)

Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies

Department of American Studies

Department of Art

Department of Communication

Department of Dramatic Art

Department of English and Comparative Literature

Department of German and Slavic Languages

Department of Music

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Advisory board

Renee Alexander, Vivienne Benesch, Tracy Bersley, William Brown, Elizabeth Engelhardt, Mary Floyd-Wilson, Amanda Graham, Joseph Jordan, John McGowan, David Navalinsky, Patricia Parker, Kathryn Wagner, Lee Weisert, Ken Weiss, Seth Kotch, David Garcia, Carol Magee, Sabine Gruffat, David Pier, Christopher Massenburg, Kathy Williams, Adam Versenyi, Kathy Williams, Jeff Spinner-Halev, Ken Weiss, Patricia Sawin, Marsha Collins

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