Thanksgiving Convivio 11.25.14

 

 

 

When a random, mysterious airplane part falls from the sky and crashes through the roof of their church just two days before Christmas, security guard Gio and local residents Alma, Danny, Rocio and Samuel are thrown into a tizzy. Adding insult to injury, parish priest Edgar has been called back to Mexico for his mother’s funeral. Who will lead the service, even if that old cynic José the roofer can get the hole fixed in time? Meanwhile Johnny and Alex are both in love with José’s daughter, local zumba instructor and single mom Flor, and Flor’s aging neighbor Diana, who babysits Flor’s son, has been trying for years to bring the old man around.

 

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Cuando una misteriosa parte del avión al azar cae del cielo y se estrella en el techo de su iglesia sólo dos días antes de Navidad, el guardia de seguridad Gio y los residentes locales Alma, Danny, Rocío y Samuel se vuelven un manojo de nervios. Para colmo de males, el párroco Edgar ha sido llamado desde México para estar en el funeral de su madre. ¿Quién dirigirá el servicio, incluso si ese viejo amargo, José el albañil puede arreglar el agujero a tiempo? Mientras tanto Johnny y Alex están ambos enamorados de la hija de José, Flor, instructora de zumba local y madre soltera, y la vieja vecina de Flor, Diana, quien cuida el hijo de Flor, ha estado intentando durante años engancharse al viejo José.

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CREATIVE TEAM

Sayda Trujillo

Sayda Trujillo (Co-Director) is a theatre artist specializing in voice and movement, as well devising original physical theatre performances.  Her performance and teaching experience abroad includes work in Guatemala, Ecuador, Singapore, Spain, Germany, Colombia, UK, Egypt and most recently in Palestine with The Freedom Theatre.  Her three solo shows BANANA LEAVES, DEFINITELY OOPS, and I WAS RAISED MEXICAN have been presented nationally and internationally at theater houses including La Mama ETC, RedCAT, and NYTW.   Since 2005 Sayda has volunteered for Clowns Without Borders performing for thousands of children in Latin America and the Middle East.  Sayda teaches Acting, Tai Chi Chuan, Contact Improvisation, Voice and Solo Performance. Her training combines a BFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts; a post-graduate certificate in Physical Theatre from the Dell’ Arte International School of Physical Theatre; and a masters in Voice Studies from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Victor VazquezVictor Vazquez (Writer) is a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, and a LAMBDA Literary Emerging LGBT Voices Fellow. He is a recipient of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund McNamara Creative Arts Grant, and holds two BA’s from UC Irvine in creative writing (English) and directing honors (drama). He currently works as a Community Organizer in the Artistic Department at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, CA. Spanish is his native language. He lives in Los Angeles.

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HISTORY

In 2003 we launched our Teatro Nuevo initiative to bring more Spanish-speaking audiences into the theatre, and that program has landed 24th Street Theatre in the forefront of cross-cultural theatre programming.

Last year we piloted a community-based project through which we created a production using neighborhood residents, most of whom were Spanish-speakers. The community interest in the production was extremely strong and let us know that they want more participatory arts programming in the future.

This project will build upon the lessons learned over the past few years, mainly that we need to commit more resources to community-based programming, including money, staff time, food, and new video technology.

With the Irvine Foundation’s support, we can fully develop proven methods (i.e. Cornerstone Theatre) of arts delivery and arts participation in our own community.

You can support Teatro del Pueblo by making a donation to 24th STreet Today. 

Teatro del Pueblo is funded in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

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HISTORIA

En 2003, lanzamos nuestra iniciativa Teatro Nuevo para empezar a introducir a más audiencia hispanohablantes a nuestro teatro, y ese programa ha puesto al Teatro 24 en la vanguardia de teatro intercultural.

El año pasado, introducimos un proyecto basado en la comunidad que resultó en la creación de una producción estelarizando a miembros de la vecindad, y la mayoría eran hispanohablantes. El interés de la comunidad en la producción fue enorme y nos demostró que quieren más programas de artes con participación en el futuro.

Este proyecto construirá sobre las lecciones aprendidas en los últimos años, especialmente porque necesitamos dedicar más recursos hacia programación en la comunidad, incluyendo dinero, personal, comida, and nueva tecnología de video.

Con el apoyo de Irvine Foundation, pudimos comenzar a desarrollar métodos comprobados (como Cornerstone Theater) de la entrega de artes y participación de arte en nuestra comunidad.

Puede apoyar a Teatro del Pueblo haciendo una donación a su Teatro 24 hoy.

Teatro del Pueblo es financiado por el Departamento de Asuntos Culturales.

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