Sun, Jun 12|
Grand Central Arts Center
Have to Believe We are Magic by Sara Guerrero
A coming of age, staged reading, dramedy in support of women's reproductive rights & right2choose. Director: Melanie Queponds.Casts: Diana Burbano*, Shanelle Darlene*, Adriana Rodriguez Burciaga, Courtney Marie Tucker & Amilcar Jauregui. SM: Andrea Felix-Cervantes. Post talk w/ Planned Parenthood!
Time & Location
Jun 12, 2022, 3:00 PM
Grand Central Arts Center , 125 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701, USA
About the Event
In support of women's reproductive rights and right to choose, Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble proudly presents, “Have to Believe We are Magic” by Sara Guerrero* (teatroguerrero.com ). Part biographical, part magic, of a coming-of-age, roller-skating Latina, making big life after high school decisions –like sex, love, and abortion –all under the shadow of "The Magic Kingdom " (or The Tragic Kingdom) in central Orange County, California in the summer of 1994.
An in person staged reading directed by Melanie Queponds (melanieclaireq.com). Featuring Diana Burbano* (dianaburbano.com), Shanelle Darlene*, Adriana Rodriguez Burciaga (adrianarodriguezburciaga.com), Samira Beija, Courtney Marie Tucker (courtneymarietucker.com), and Amilcar Jauregui. Post talkback with the Artists and Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Fun swag giveaways, too! **Ticket sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
When: Sunday, June 12 at 3:00 pm, 2022
Where: 125 N. Broadway in Downtown Santa Ana, California.
Tickets / RSVP: www.breathoffire.org
**Tickets: $10, $15, $25
**Ticket sales will then be donated to Planned Parenthood of Orange County, California. The more you give the more they get!
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*Breath of Fire Ensemble
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About the play: Have to Believe We are Magic, part biographical, part magic, of a coming-of-age roller-skating Latina, making big life after high school decisions –like sex, love, and abortion –all under the shadow of "The Magic Kingdom " (or The Tragic Kingdom) in central Orange County, California in the summer of 1994. “It wasn’t until I listened NPR interview of “The Turnaway Study”, a study that collected ten years, from a thousands women, of having or being denied an abortion. . It was then I finally wrote this play that has become a love letter to my young pocha/chicana adulthood of O.C. and choices made with no regrets.”- Sara Guerrero
The play was developed in part by Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble, received a workshop through Tu y Yo Theatre & California State University of San Marcos; and included in Teatro Vivo's Latinx New Plays Festival / ScriptWorks 2021 and Women's Theatre Festival Occupy '22 who said, "This play is SO GOOD! One of the best coming-of-age stories EVER!!!!" , and supported in part by a grant from the Community Engagement of Orange County, Covid-19 Artist Grant Award 2020. Available on the New Play Exchange
Theatrical space is donated by The Wayward Theater and the workshop/ rehearsal space is through a residency Breath of Fire has with California State University Fullerton’s Grand Central Arts Center. *The ticket sales will then be donated to Planned Parenthood of Orange County, California. The more you give the more they get!
About: Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties provides essential reproductive health care, comprehensive primary care, nutrition services, and education programs to more than 208,000 local women and men, regardless of their personal circumstances or ability to pay. www.PPOSBC.org/Give
About: Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble was described by OC Weekly as “a theater that cares [about] its surrounding community…producing vitally relevant and topical work." Based in downtown Santa Ana Breath of Fire is an award-winning theater company with more than 20 world premieres.
Breath of Fire’s mission, to Support & Enrich The Lives Of Latinas in the Performing Arts and vision is to foster an environment where underrepresented voices can flourish by providing free workshops that teach storytelling, playwriting, producing, and acting and by providing representation, opportunities, and leadership roles in the community.
Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble is a volunteer-run 501(c)3 nonprofit Tax ID# is 56-2673729. Donations are fully tax deductible as provided by law. www.breathoffire.org
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