Crabs in a Bucket follows Amargo and Pootz who are two bitter crabs living in a shucking bucket. They spend their days talking chit about the crabs that got out, the ones who couldn’t take it, and the losers who still live among them. When a new crab arrives filled with hope and change, they are faced with who they once were and their incessant dream of getting the shuck out.
lighting design Azra King-Abadi
sound design Jeff Gardner
scenic design Amanda Knehans
Costume design Lou Cranch
Associate Producer Troy Leigh Anne Johnson
Bernardo Cubria is a Mexican award-winning screenwriter and playwright. Bernardo penned the feature screenplay LIKE IT USED TO BE, which Gina Rodriguez is attached to direct, star in, and produce with her company I Can And I Will Productions. Additionally, he’s in development on a feature film based on boxer Ryan Garcia, which Gina Rodriguez is set to star in and produce alongside Endeavor Content & One Community. As a playwright he has been awarded the Smith Prize for Political Theater and the BETC Generations Award, among others. His play, The Play You Want, premiered at the Road Theatre in Los Angeles in 2022 and was awarded the Generation Award by Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company in 2020. The play was also awarded the Ingenio 2020 Award for new play by a Latinx Playwright by The Milagro Theatre in Portland, Oregon. In 2019 he was nominated for best playwright at The Ovation Awards, Stage Raw Awards, and The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for his play The Giant Void In My Soul..