Award Winning Playwright, Elaine Del Valle

"From Girlhood Trials to Onstage Triumph"

The New York Times

“Attending a performance of BROWNSVILLE BRED should be required for anyone whoever for one moment doubted the indomitable power of the human spirit. This brilliant piece of theater will make you laugh, cry, feel shocked and end up cheering.”
The Bedford Record Review​

Daily News "Top Pick"

New York Magazine "Must See!"

Backstage "Critics Pick"

LA Weekly "GO"

WBAI Radio "You gotta see that!"

"You'll Eat Up Sweet Bred" 

New York Post

GO! "With fashion-model beauty and a smile that can melt iron, Puerto Rican Del Valle... has a squeaky voice that can also become tinged with a growl, hinting at the ferocity of her performance mingled with the sweetness of her portrayal" 

LA Weekly

This show takes poetic allusions to "the unconquerable soul" ... Theatrically riveting...Triumphant" 

News Times​


"Stirring...A very Latino story that transcends the cultural and transports you to the universal." 

Latinos in Entertainment

"A female John Leguizamo" 

WCBS Radio

"Thought-provoking, moving theater that deserves to be seen. 

The Journal News​


"Uplifting, heartbreaking and powerful."

Urban Latino Magazine​​

"Theatrical Brilliance" 

The People's Critic


“Brownsville Bred” is comparable to John Leguizamo’s one man show “Sexaholics,” but it’s portrayal of Brooklyn from a child’s perspective gives it a feel of “Brighton Beach Memoirs.”...A powerful performance of perseverance, power, and pride, that illuminated the joys and struggles..."

The Gothic Times