"As I was writing this play, I felt more at home than ever," she said. "I am myself of a mixed background. I'm half Puerto Rican and half Jewish and so, in some ways, living in many worlds at once is where I feel most at home."
"I knew I wanted to write something that felt lighter and freer. Much lighter and freer," she says. "Not so heavy and so I just started writing about this bar (where) I used to hang out when I was a kid."