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LATINOPIA TEATRO DAN GUERRERO “GAYTINO”

Dan Guerrero is an accomplished actor and producer. In his one-man show, "Gaytino," he recalls what it is like to grow up gay in a macho Mexican society. He also remembers his life-long friendship … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO CARMEN TAFOLLA “TERE”

Carmen Tafolla is an acclaimed poet and playwright who was named Poet Laureate for the CIty of San Antonio, Texas in 2012. In her one-woman show she depicts an array of barrio personalities. Latinopia … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO JOSEFINA LÓPEZ “REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES”

Josefina López is an accomplished poet, playwright and screenwriter whose play, "Real Women Have Curves," was made into a movie in 2002. Latinopia asked Josefina how she came to write "Real Women Have … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO EVA VÁSQUEZ AMOR PERDIDO

Eva Cristina Vásquez is a Puerto Rican actress and playwright whose first work Amor Perdido (Lost Love) explore show United States wars have impacted four generations of Puerto Rican women. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO LUIS VALDEZ “EL PACHUCO”

"Zoot Suit" is arguably the most successful Chicano play in theater history.  It derives much of its success from powerful performances by an ensemble of Latino actors including Edward James Olmos who … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO ROSE PORTILLO “ZOOT SUIT”

Rose Portillo is an accomplished actress of stage and screen who starred as Della in the acclaimed play Zoot Suit as well as acting in in numerous television roles. She is currently  a director for … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “RANCHO PANCHO 1″

Gregg Barrios is a San Antonio-based playwright who has written a landmark play titled "Rancho Pancho."  At the heart of the play is the explosive revelation that the character of Stanley Kowalski in … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “RANCHO PANCHO 2″

San Antonio playwright Gregg Barrios discovered that the character of Stanley Kowalski in the classic American play, "A Streetcar Named Desire," was based on author Tennessee Williams' relationship … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO ‘LA MASCARA DEL CHIVO”

In the summer of 2009, Dr. Carlos Flores brought together aspiring playwrights in Laredo, Texas to workshop plays for local production. Out of this workshop came nine plays which were presented … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “ESPIRITÚ DE AZTLÁN”

During the 1970s a vibrant Chicano theater movement spread across the United States. Inspired by the success of El Teatro Campesino, dozens of theater companies began performing for Latino audiences … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO CARMEN TAFOLLA “OCCUPATION NONE”

Carmen Tafolla is a playwright and performer based in San Antonio, Texas. In her one-woman show she portrays many different barrio personages. In "Occupation None," she embodies the voice of a 91-year … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “EL TEATRO CAMPESINO 3″

By 1967, the protracted strike by farm workers against California grape growers has reached national proportions. The Teatro Campesino, whose principal members now included Luis Valdez, Daniel Valdez, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “EL TEATRO CAMPESINO2″

In 1965, having convinced César Chávez and the board of the United Farm Workers of the viability of a theater company to advance the farm worker's grape boycott, Luis Valdez, Agustín Lira and Felipe … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “EL TEATRO CAMPESINO 1″

The legendary El Teatro Campesino was born out of the struggle of the United Farm Workers Union with which the group was affiliated from 1965 to 1968. The original members of the group included Luis … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME “TEATRO CAMPESINO & LOS MASCARONES”

EL TEATRO CAMPESINO/ TEATRO MASCARONES COLLABORATION This photo shows Chicano theater director Luis Valdez with a combined acting team of members of the El Teatro Campesino theater company (United … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO RICARDO ACUÑA

Latinopia.com - Latino Theater Ricardo Acuna from Latinopia.com on Vimeo. Ricardo Acuña is a Los Angeles based the author of three books of poetry. In 2009 he performed selections from "Greetings … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO NAHUI OLLIN “FIRE DANCE”

In the cosmology of the Aztecs, the sun was known as Tonatiuh. The Aztecs believed that every 52 years, the sun expired only to be reborn again and replenish life with a new era of prosperity. The … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “NOTHING TO DECLARE”

Raquel Sentías is a playwright and actress based in Laredo, Texas. She wrote "Nothing to Declare" which takes a whimsical look at the travails faced by Americans when they travel to and from Mexico … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO LUIS VALDEZ “PACHUCO2″

Having created El Pachuco character as the alter ego for the protagonist Henry Reyna in his play "Zoot Suit," playwright and director Luis Valdez was now tasked to find someone who could interpret … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO CRYSTAL CITY 1969

Latinopia Theater Crystal City 1969 from Latinopia.com on Vimeo. Teatro Cara Mia is a Houston based theater company whose original production Crystal City 1969,  celebrates the walk-out by students … [Read more...]