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I KISSED CHAVELA VARGAS by Monica Palacios

A memory play with music that revolves around three generations of Chicanas. Mother, daughter and granddaughter struggle with their relationships with one another and with life. They sing, they dance, they fight and ultimately they find love. FREE live streamed reading.
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I KISSED CHAVELA VARGAS by Monica Palacios

Time & Location

May 16, 3:00 PM
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83101665740

About the Event

Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble & Proud Palacios Productions Present:

I KISSED CHAVELA VARGAS by Monica Palacios

A live streamed reading.

Sunday MAY 16, 2021 at 3:00 pm PT, 4pm MT, 5pm CT, 6pm ET

House will open at time above

Admission is first-come, first-seated, with no late admission after 10 minutes.

Audience is limited to 100 total.

FREE, RSVP: www.breathoffire.org 

(1 ticket per RSVP)

I Kissed Chavela Vargas is a memory play with music that revolves around three generations of Chicanas. A performance piece about performing, aging, healing, female sexuality and about grace. Mother, daughter and granddaughter struggle with their relationships with one another and with life. They sing, they dance, they fight and ultimately they find love.

Directed by Sylvia Cervantes Blush

Featuring Marga Gomez, Cristina Frías, Diana Burbano*, Shanelle Darlene*

Musical Director/ Stage Directions Moises Vázquez*

Stage Manager/ Technical Direction Santi Samáno*

Post talkback moderated by Founding Artistic Director Sara Guerrero*

Co-produced by Monica Palacios and Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble

*Breath of Fire Ensemble

The playwright, Monica Palacios creates performance and written work featuring the Latinx LGBTQ experience. Monica was selected for the Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwriting Award 2021 sponsored by Open Meadows Foundation. Palacios is featured in the new queer documentary: STAND UP STAND OUT: The Making Of A Comedy Movement, (winner of Best Documentary Santa Fe Film Festival 2021) about the Valencia Rose Cabaret, the first gay comedy club in the nation in San Francisco during the1980s, director David Pavlosky. Monica is featured in the series, Shades of Us, by CUNY TV (2021). Palacios was chosen as the Lucille Geier Lakes Writer-in-Residence at Smith College Spring 2019. Palacios has received numerous awards, most recently from the City of Los Angeles as a Latinx LGBTQ Trailblazer 2017. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa declared October 12, 2012 “Monica Palacios Day” honoring Monica’s 30 year career as a pioneering Chicana lesbian writer/performer. Monica received a Postdoctoral Rockefeller Fellowship from UC Santa Barbara where she wrote, directed, produced her play Sweet Peace. Monica has taught at: Smith College, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, Holyoke Community College, Loyola Marymount University, California State University Long Beach, California State University Los Angeles, Claremont College, Pomona College and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

www.monicapalacios.com Twitter: @MonicaPFlash

Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble

Founding Artistic Director Sara Guerrero*

Literary Director: Diana Burbano*

Board President: Angela Estela*, Board Treasurer: Yolanda Mendiveles*, Board Secretary: Adriana Alba*, Board Member: Margo Rofé*, Board Member: Sara Guerrero*

Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble continues to strive to support its mission and commitment to its community and serves as an incubator for underrepresented voices in theater by providing programming that offers guidance in the art of playwriting and  storytelling. These workshops bring professional artists to facilitate high quality theater-making workshops for local OC residents at no cost. No one is ever turned away for lack of experience. We are able to do this work through our artist-residency with  California State University, Fullerton’s Grand Central Arts Center in Downtown Santa Ana and donations from individuals like you. We are a volunteer based organization while contributing to our artists and grateful to receive your generous donations to make programming, like this, possible. Thank you.

Donate here: PayPal.Me/BreathOfFireTheater

www.breathoffire.org

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