“Ms. Diaz is a gifted comic and writer. Organic Sofrito has the uncanny ability to keep you on the verge of tears and on the verge of laughter at the same time. Truly special!”
"If the quality of art is to move people and break them out of the status quo, then Ms. Diaz get's my vote for the Tony."
“This Puerto Rican diaspora story included familiar ingredients like language, memory, journey, self care, reconciliation, humor, drama, truth, courage, resilience, transformation, and forgiveness.”
"Funny and powerful. Extremely strong acting and writing."
WORLD PREMIER-November 16th @ Theatre Row NYC
Organic Sofrito or Other Recipes for Disaster World Premier! SOLD OUT PERFORMANCES!!
Written and performed by Venessa Diaz, Organic Sofrito is a dark comedy that explores the connection between mental illness and the traditional Latin diet. The protagonist, Santita Soto is a Holistic Chef with a big internet following. She is a master at recreating Latin dishes that are not only full of flavor, but chock full of memories. As she nimbly executes each recipe, the audience gets a hearty dose of her painful childhood. Along the way, Santita reaches deep within and learns to forgive and unburden herself to reach her life-long dream of hosting her own Network cooking show. The themes of addiction, love-lost, anger and regret are ever present in the lives of the women in her family. She vows to break the vicious cycle, but learns that food alone cannot undo generations of affliction.
MIDWEST PREMIER! Organic Sofrito at DESTINOS! The 3rd Chicago International Latino Theatre Festival
Organic Sofrito hits the road!! From NYC to Chicago...this story is ready to move audiences in the MidWest!! Destinos; 3rd Chicago International Latino Theatre Festival features Latino artists from around the globe! What an honor to take part in such an important festival!
Emerging Artists Theatre New Works Festival
March 15th, 2019
A one-night only performance of Organic Sofrito will take place at TADA! Theatre in NYC. An audience talk-back will follow the performance giving the audience the chance to offer constructive criticism of this riveting and evolving piece.
Sofrito for Puerto Rico Fundraiser
March 19, 2018
Organic Sofrito returns to the stage for a one-night only benefit performance. 100% of the proceeds will go to www.mariafund.org to support grassroots organizations such as organization Boricua de Agricultura Eco-Organica which supports the farmers and their efforts to regrow healthy crops. Please join me in supporting these grassroots organization to create real change and recovery on the island.
UNITITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL
November 16th 2017
ORGANIC SOFRITO was selected in the prestigious United Solo Theatre Festival on Theatre Row in NYC. The United Solo is the largest solo show festival in the world and features artists from all around the globe!
THREE KINGS DAY FUNDRAISER!
January 6th, 2017
THREE KINGS DAY is when the real party happens! So come on down to CAMARADAS EL BARRIO and support my Solo Show and have a blast while doing it! There will be raffles, prizes and performances by some of NYC's best poets, comedy and live music!
6pm-10pm Camaradas El Barrio 2241 1st Ave. NYC