Sun, Nov 14|
FROM THE PAGE IN HOUSE NEW PLAY READING
Olvidados: A Mexican American Corrido, Book and Lyrics by Elisa Gonzales Music and Additional Lyrics by Moises Vázquez
Time & Location
Nov 14, 2021, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST
About the Event
A new musically driven, theatrical re-imagining of untold stories of the Mexican Repatriation of the Great Depression, where over one million Mexicans and Mexican Americans were illegally and unconstitutionally deported, or repatriated to Mexico. the Repatriation unfolds through the eyes of four women – Paula, an immigrant from Jalisco; her American-born daughter, eight-year-old Celia; Paula’s great-granddaughter Elisa, a Mexican-American woman searching for the truth about herself and her family; and La Corridista, a shape-shifting musician who immortalizes the immigrant experience through music.
This play has been developed through a partnership with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Department of Theater & Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble and will be produced in the spring as part of the University's 2021-22 season and directed by Sara Guerrero.
Priscilla Page - Dramaturg
Pedro Eiras - Assist Dramaturg / Assist Director
Music & recordings by Moises Vázquez
Recorded vocals - Shanelle Darlene
Shanelle Darlene - La Corridista
Jacqueline Guido - Paula / Las Corridistas Ensemble
Gabi Guevara - Celia / Las Corridistas Ensemble
Maya Thompson - Elisa / Las Corridistas Ensemble
Casey Collaso - Narrator / Stage Directions
NOTE TO AUDIENCE:
House / zoom room will be opened at time of show. We ask all audience participants to please mute yourselves and turn off your cameras to enjoy the reading. After the reading there will be a brief 15-20 min talk back with the playwright and the creatives behind the play. We encourage you to stick around and turn on your cameras. You may also share your comments or questions in the chat. Thank you!