rakontur x Miami New Drama present
CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE COWBOY
a World Premiere Play
Written by BILLY CORBEN and AURIN SQUIRE
Building on the work of the award-winning documentary series by rakontur, which shed light on the fascinating history of Miami’s drug trade through interviews with law enforcement officials, journalists, and organized crime leaders, Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy is a new play that chronicles the brutal drug war through the eyes of Jorge "Rivi" Ayala, a hired assassin working with the notorious drug queenpin Griselda Blanco.
The cast features the accomplished Yancey Arias (Kingpin, Lethal Weapon) starring as Ayala, joined by Zilah Mendoza (Modern Family, Grey's Anatomy); Carbonell award-winners Nicholas Richberg (The Glades, Fun Home), and Stephen Anthony (Miami New Drama’s Our Town); Cuban-born, Miami-raised Andhy Mendez (The Blacklist, Orange is the New Black) Miami-based multidisciplinary artist Rudi Goblen (Miami New Drama’s Queen of Basel) and introducing Bryan Blanco (rakontur’s Screwball).
This production is funded in part by a Knight Arts Challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Award-winning playwright AURIN SQUIRE (NBC's This is us, CBS's The Good Fight), joins BILLY CORBEN and Miami New Drama’s artistic director MICHEL HAUSMANN in developing this uniquely Miami live theater event sure to join its cinematic predecessors as a cult classic.