25 02 2013
Show Idea: Puerto Rican Pride
My show is a mixture of multicamera heritage and drama comedy. The show will be called “Nuyorican Chica”. The point of the show is the view of a teenage girl caught between two cultures. My show would be geared to the teenaged to young adults around the 12-16yr age bracket. The main character’s name is Rosa Maria Sanchez.
The two shows that gave inspiration to this one is
“Switched at Birth”
Which is about a deaf teen and a half puerto rican teen find out that they were switched at birth and learn more about each other’s lifestyle.
which is about teen girls and their dance teacher with a lot of comedic sarcasm
1- Welcome back to the USA: Rosa comes back from spending the summer with her cousins in Puerto Rico. Papi got a new job opportunity and the family moves from the Lower East side to a Long Island suburb
2- Social Adjustments- The suburb, Rosa and the family move to is predominantly white. As any new student she runs into trouble with the popular girls.
3- Boundaries – Rosa catches the eye of one of the cute guys in class but is in a dilemma because she is not allowed to date till she is 15 and has her Quinceanera. And decides to date behind her Papi’s back. She tries out for the school musical.
4- La Vida no es facil (Life is not easy)- Seeing that Rosa has the attention of the her crush. Jeanette, leader of the clique, sets out to sabotage Rosa at her audition but meets pure nuyorican fury.
5- Nadie me entiende (Nobody understands me)- After getting in trouble both at school and with her parents in getting into a fight with Jeanette. She has to deal with punishment from both ends only to be thrown a curve ball when her “perfect” older cousin from Puerto Rico comes to stay for the school year.
The show will be primarily in the high school and
at her house with occasional out of scene hangouts like the popular deli. Her house would have a layout like this with a bit more color.
Since this is a Puerto Rican heritage show the colors would be