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Kate del Castillo to Star in Audible Theater Production “the way she spoke”

Directo Jo Bonney, actress Kate del Castillo and playwright Issac Gomez pose together in front of an Audible backdrop.
Photo credit: Marc J. Franklin/Playbill

Audible Inc. is pleased to announce the New York premiere of 2018 Dramatists Guild Lanford Wilson Award winner Isaac Gomez’s the way she spoke, directed by Jo Bonney, and starring Kate del Castillo, as the next Audible Theater production at the Minetta Lane Theatre.

Previews will begin Monday, July 8 ahead of a Thursday, July 18 opening night at the Minetta Lane Theatre, Audible’s creative home for live performances in New York.

An actress enters a theater, picks up a script, and begins to read. The story that unfolds details disturbing and haunting accounts of the murder of thousands of women in Juarez, Mexico and one playwright’s journey of discovery and responsibility. As lines blur between theatricality and reality, intense and provocative questions are raised and demand deeper examination. Based on a series of intimate interviews, this one-woman play demonstrates the power of speaking truth, even as it considers the implications of doing so.

The creative team includes Riccardo Hernandez (scenic design), Emilio Sosa (costume design), Lap Chi Chu (lighting design), Elisheba Ittoop (sound design), and Aaron Rhyne (projection design).

Kate Navin, Audible Artistic Producer, said, “We are thrilled to produce Isaac's deeply moving play at the Minetta Lane Theatre as well as make it available to millions of Audible listeners around the world. Kate del Castillo's raw and inspiring performance is sure to captivate our live audiences in New York City and resonate with Audible members everywhere."

As with previous Audible Theater shows at the Minetta Lane, Audible will also record and release the way she spoke as an audio play, extending its reach to millions of listeners around the world. Award-winning and critically acclaimed Audible performances of captivating stage productions starring Billy Crudup, Judith Light, Aasif Mandvi, John Lithgow, Carey Mulligan, and others are available for preorder and download at

Additional events at the Minetta Lane Theatre will be announced soon, and Audible is also announcing live performances in other cities. Information about previous and future live programming produced by Audible is available here.

With a 30-day membership trial at Audible, new listeners can enjoy any one audiobook, including the audio performances of productions at the Minetta Lane Theatre, free.


Beginning today at noon, tickets are available to the general public at, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-982-2787, and in-person at the Minetta Lane Theatre box office (18 Minetta Lane, between MacDougal & 6th Avenue – one block south of W. 3rd Street). For current box office hours, please visit


  • WEEK OF JULY 8: Monday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinee on Saturday at 2PM.
  • WEEK OF JULY 15: Monday-Wednesday at 7PM; Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM. Thursday, July 18 is opening night.
  • WEEKS OF JULY 22, JULY 29, AUGUST 5, AUGUST 12: Tuesday and Thursday at 7PM; Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM, and Sunday at 3PM.

KATE DEL CASTILLO (The Actress). A powerful artistic force since her teens, Mexican actress-producer Kate del Castillo has carefully nurtured a multi-national presence following over a decade as one of the most sought-after talents on Mexican television and film. The daughter of legendary Mexican actor Eric del Castillo, Kate appeared in her first film at age 9. Television credits include the title role in Telemundo’s blockbuster Super Series “La Reina del Sur,” “Jane the Virgin” (CW), “Ingobernable” (Netflix, also co-produced), “Weeds” (Showtime) and “American Family” (PBS). Feature film credits include The Day I Met El Chapo (Netflix, also co-produced) Under the Same Moon, American Visa (Best Actress Award at Málaga Film Festival), Julia with Tilda Swinton, Trade co-starring Kevin Kline, No Good Deed with Idris Elba, The 33, All About Nina, and the upcoming Bad Boys For Life among others. A philanthropist and an outspoken global activist, del Castillo was appointed Ambassador for the Mexican Commission on Human Rights to combat human trafficking in 2009 in Mexico City. She remains a devoted spokesperson for PETA and founded the “Los Angeles en Mexico” Charity for Mexico after the devastating earthquake.

ISAAC GOMEZ (Playwright) is an award-winning Chicago-based playwright originally from El Paso, Texas/Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. His play La Ruta received its world premiere at Steppenwolf Theater Company this past winter. He is currently under commission from South Coast Repertory, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and Steep Theatre. His plays have been supported by Steppenwolf, Primary Stages, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Goodman Theatre, Albany Park Theater Project, WaterTower Theater, Haven Theater, Greenhouse Theater Center, Pivot Arts, and many others. He is the recipient of the 2018 Dramatists Guild Lanford Wilson Award, the 2017 Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award at Primary Stages, an inaugural 3Arts “Make A Wave” grantee, a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, an Artistic Associate with Victory Gardens Theater, Ensemble Member with Teatro Vista, Artistic Associate with Pivot Arts, and an advisory committee member of the Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC). He is a Professional Lecturer at The Theatre School at DePaul University, and is represented by The Gersh Agency and Circle of Confusion.

JO BONNEY (Director) has directed premieres of plays by: Alan Ball, Eric Bogosian, Hammaad Chaudry, Culture Clash, Eve Ensler, Jessica Goldberg, Danny Hoch, Ione Lloyd, Neil LaBute, Warren Leight, Martyna Majok, Lynn Nottage, Dael Orlandersmith, Suzan-Lori Parks, Carey Perloff, Darci Picoult, John Pollono, Will Power, David Rabe, Jose Rivera, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, Christopher Shinn, Diana Son, Universes, Naomi Wallace, Michael Weller. As well as productions of plays by: Caryl Churchill, Nilo Cruz, Anna Deavere Smith, Charles Fuller, Lisa Loomer, Paul Lucas, Lanford Wilson. Productions directed at: ART, Boston; PS 122; The Public Theater NYC; NYTW; Second Stage; Goodman Theatre; La Jolla Playhouse; MCC, NY; Geffen Playhouse; Williamstown Festival; McCarter Theater; Playwrights Horizons; Arena Stage; CTG, LA; Signature, NY; Long Wharf; The New Group; CSC; Humana Festival; Almeida, London; Edinburgh Festival; The Market Theatre, Johannesburg; The Baxter, Cape Town SA, Cine 13, Paris. She is the recipient of an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Direction, Lucille Lortel Best Musical and Lucille Lortel Best Revival, Drama Desk nomination for Direction of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, and Alliance and Lilly Award. Audelco Award for Father Comes Home from the Wars. Editor of Extreme Exposure: An Anthology of Solo Performance Texts from the Twentieth Century (TCG).