Lisette Alvarez, Founder and Owner
Whitney Johnson, Producer
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
Dec. 15, 2020 (Alexandria,VA,USA)—STORMFIRE PRODUCTIONS, AS A PART OF ITS PRODUCTION PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM, HAS OPTIONED THE RIGHTS TO DEVELOP AN UPCOMING MIDDLE-GRADE FANTASY PODCAST THE ORTIZ TWINS ARE COMING HOME.
Stormfire Productions has partnered with Boston-based, Mexican-American playwright Andrew Siañez-De La O, to adapt his script “The Ortiz Twins Are Coming Home” for audio. A Playwriting Fellow at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, MA, Andrew’s previous work has been developed with support from The Playwrights Realm, Pipeline Theatre Company, Company One, Echo Theatre Company, and the Writers Room of Boston. He also writes for the Latinx children’s fiction podcast TIMESTORM with Cocotazo Media and is a Board Member and Showrunner for Sound Escape Productions.
The Ortiz Twins Are Coming Home is a fantasy adventure about twins on the border reconnecting with their indigenous roots and their family’s forgotten history. Originally pitched as “James and the Giant Peach, but everyone is Mexican”, The Ortiz Twins will bring Andrea and Mateo Ortiz face-to-face with ancient gods, restless spirits, and their long lost parents, all because an ancient pitáo has forgotten his name.
Founded in 2019, Stormfire Productions is a production company owned by Lisette Alvarez, joined by producer Whitney Johnson. Stormfire Productions is currently producing Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services and is co-producing Black Friday with Tycho Newman.