Dementia

Written by  Evelina Fernandez

Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela

October 27 to November 5, 2020

Faith, Part 1

Written by Evelina Fernandez

Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela

Travel with the Morales family through decades of the Mexican-American experience, beginning with a remote mining town in Arizona during World War II. Filled with music, humor and a pinch of magical realism, A Mexican Trilogy is the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle’s Ted Schmitt Award and is published by Samuel French.

October 6 - October 15, 2020

The Mother of Henry

Written by  Evelina Fernandez

Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela

Travel back to the working class melting pot of East LA of the 1960s where five diverse employees in the returns department at the iconic Boyle Heights Sears form a tight bond as they cope with upheaval in their personal lives, their community and the rapidly changing world around them during the course of one tumultuous and historic year – 1968.

September 29 - October 8, 2020

Charity, Part 3

Written by  Evelina Fernandez

Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela

October 20 to October 30, 2020

Hope, Part 2

Written by  Evelina Fernandez

Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela

October 13 - October 22, 2020

Just Like Us

Written by Karen Zacarias

Directed by Fidel Gomez

Based on Helen Thorpe’s bestselling book of the same name, this documentary-style play follows four Latina teenage girls, two of whom are documented and two who are not, through young adulthood. Their close-knit friendships begin to unravel when immigration status dictates the girls’ opportunities — or lack thereof. 

September 25 - October 4, 2020

Home

Written & Performed by Nancy Ma

Directed by Geoffrey Rivas

Home is a one-woman show about growing up and finding where one belongs. It's the story of a first generation Chinese American girl struggling to make her immigrant family proud and fighting to find her own path. You can only come home when you know where you come from.

September 22 - October 1, 2020

Sleep with the Angels

Written by Evelina Fernandez

Directed by Jose Luis Valezuela

Molly is separated from her husband and in desperate need of a childcare provider. Then she discovers Juana standing at her doorstep. Soon, Molly and her kids are swept up into Juana’s magical and charming ways. But, who is Juana, really.  

September 18 - September 27, 2020

La Victima

Written by El Teatro de la Esperanza

Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela

Created by El Teatro De La Esperanza — a company that helped define Chicano theater and an entire generation of theater professionals — it’s a groundbreaking look, infused with humor, music and dance, at the history of Mexican-U.S. immigration from the intimate perspective of two families.

September 15 - September 24, 2020

SHE

Written by Marlow Wyatt

Directed by IMANI

Growing up in a small factory town, 13-year-old SHE re-imagines her life through a world of poetry. Her dreams take flight when she is presented with the opportunity to attend the prestigious Vanguard Academy. Faced with the harsh realities of life she soon discovers what dreams cost and that the town she so desperately wants to escape is filled with the people who give her wings to fly.  

September 8 - September 17, 2020

This is a Man's World

Written & Performed by Sal Lopez

Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela

In this candid and intimate performance, music and memory swirl as Lopez relives the lessons that shaped his life, from the scent of a piroul tree in Mexico to the thrill of young love to the effects of the Watts Riots and the birth of his son.

September 8 - September 17, 2020

September 4 - September 13, 2020

The Last Angry Brown Hat

Written by Alfredo Ramos

Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela

In The Last Angry Brown Hat, four former members of the Brown Berets, a 1960s militant Chicano civil rights organization, reunite after the funeral of a pal. Together, they confront the dichotomy between their youthful anger and radicalism, and their current, more conformist lives filled with adult responsibilities.

La Olla

Written by Evelina Fernandez

Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela

 

Adapted from the Roman comedy The Pot of Gold by Plautus and inspired by the Rumberas films of the golden age of Mexican Cinema. The Latino Theater Company incorporates its distinctive style of comedy, music, dance and imagery to explore one of the most basic aspects of human behavior — greed — as a bit player in a shady 1950s L.A. nightclub finds a pot full of cash.

September 1 - September 10, 2020

August 28 - September 6, 2020

August 29

Written by Latino Theater Company - Collective Creation

Directed by Alberto Barboza

A university professor is writing a book on the life of Ruben Salazar. As she writes, those days from the late 1960s and early 1970s come to life, helping her recall the past and challenging her to renew her activism.


Featuring:

ROBERT BELTRAN   RUBEN

BRENDA BANDA     MOLLY 
RAUL CARDONA     FRANCISCO/RUDY
ALICIA COCA          YOUNG LUCERO (LUCY)
ZILA MENDOZA      LUCERO 
ROB NAGLE            COP/JUDGES 
MATIAS PONCE       BENNY
GEOFFREY RIVAS      FRANK 
LUCY RODRIGUEZ     TRINI 

 

August 25 - September 3, 2020

SOLITUDE

Written by Evelina Fernandez

Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela

 

Inspired by Octavio Paz’s The Labyrinth of Solitude, a collection of essays on Mexican thought and identity, Solitude explores love, death, destiny and family through a contemporary lens. Set on the day of the million-immigrant march, a wealthy lawyer hosts a reception following his mother’s funeral, gathering together the childhood friends he left behind 20 years ago. The characters at this unexpected reunion dance and sing, confess and share secrets, cry together and laugh together, accompanied by live music from cellist Semyon Kobialka. Elegantly staged and filled with emotional charge, Solitude explores Paz’s “profoundest fact of the human condition,” as wine pours and music flows.


Featuring:

Evelina Fernandez    
Sal Lopez        
Lucy Rodriguez    
Geoffrey Rivas    
Fidel Gomez        
Robert Beltran        
Semyon Kobialka    

August 18 - August 27, 2020

PREMEDITATION

Written by Evelina Fernandez

Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela

 

Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce, but how many end in murder? Esmeralda and Lydia soon find out the lengths they’ll go in order to be noticed by their husbands. A Chicano-Noir inspired comedy exploring the intricacies of marriage.


Featuring:

Evelina Fernandez 

Sal Lopez 

Lucy Rodriguez 

Geoff Rivas

• Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Archival Video Presentation – La Victima
• Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Conversation – La Victima


• Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Conversation – Sleep with the Angels
• Friday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Reading – Sleep with the Angels

• Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Archival Video Presentation – Home
• Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Conversation – Home


• Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Conversation – Just Like Us
• Friday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Reading – Just Like Us

• Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Archival Video Presentation – The Mother of Henry
• Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Conversation – The Mother of Henry


• Friday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Reading – Unmasking New Works Reading Series – Script #1

• Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Archival Video Presentation – A Mexican Trilogy Part 1: Faith
• Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Conversation – A Mexican Trilogy Part 1: Faith


• Friday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Reading – Unmasking New Works Reading Series – Script #2

• Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Archival Video Presentation – A Mexican Trilogy Part 2: Hope
• Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Conversation – A Mexican Trilogy Part 2: Hope


• Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Reading – Unmasking New Works Reading Series – Script #3

• Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Archival Video Presentation – A Mexican Trilogy Part 3: Charity
• Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Conversation – A Mexican Trilogy Part 3: Charity


• Friday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Reading – Unmasking New Works Reading Series – Script #4

• Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Archival Video Presentation – Dementia
• Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Conversation – Dementia


• Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Reading – Unmasking New Works Reading Series – Script #5

• Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Reading – Unmasking New Works Reading Series – Script #6

• Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Reading – Unmasking New Works Reading Series – Script #7

• Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Reading – Unmasking New Works Reading Series – Script #8

• Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Online Conversation – La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin
• Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET: Archival Video Presentation – La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin

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