“OLVIDADOS: A MEXICAN AMERICAN CORRIDO”, A virtual reading.
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About the Event
OLVIDADOS: A MEXICAN AMERICAN CORRIDO by Elisa Gonzales
Presented in partnership with Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble (www.breathoffire.org)
Directed by Sara Guerrero*
Musical arrangement and composition by Moises Vázquez*
Join us for a FREE staged Zoom reading on Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. PDT / 6 p.m. EDT
And then join us for the FULL PRODUCTION as part of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Theater's 2021-2022 season: April 7, 8, 9 at 7:30 p.m.(EDT), April 9 at 2 p.m. (EDT.) in the Curtain Theater, To learn more visit: https://www.umass.edu/theater/2021-2022-season
Inspired by the classic structure of a corrido, a traditional Mexican song style that draws on storytelling, folklore, and oral history, Olvidados: A Mexican American Corrido, is a new, musically-driven, theatrical re-imagining of the many 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. We see the Repatriation and its effects unfold through the eyes of four women, including the playwright’s grandmother and great-grandmother, who were repatriated to Mexico in 1931, the effects of which still echo through the Mexican-American community today.
*Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble is a NETWORK OF ENSEMBLE THEATERS NET/TEN Virtual Exploration Grant Recipient and funding from this grant supports the ensemble's online participation in the virtual reading this fall. #netten #networkofensembletheaters @NETEnsembles