On April 8 and 9, 2022 UrbanTheater Company (UTC) presented two sold-out performances of LA GRINGA by Carmen Rivera, our first theatrical production in Puerto Rico. Ten of us traveled to the island where we were welcomed with open arms. LA GRINGA was performed at Teatro Victoria Espinosa in Santurce as part of a cross-cultural exchange during the Festival de Teatro Puertorriqueño e Internacional 2022. The opportunity to present this play in our homeland was a magical and unforgettable experience. This endeavor marks a new and exciting beginning for our company to continue sharing stories with our beloved Puerto Rico. We are very grateful for this opportunity brought forth by Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA), Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, and the National Museum of Mexican Art.