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Collection Title(s): Latina Theatre Lab collection
Location: Performed at the il Teatro 450 in San Francisco, California, in March 1999.
Synopsis: Commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (1998-1999 Wattis Artist-in-residence, established by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wattis with leadership support from Catherine and Ted Topham), this is the third incarnation of Latina Theater Lab’s Last Stop Ranchera. Drawing on personal histories and memories, seven women discover stories of love, betrayal, loss, shattered dreams and, ultimately, pride. The...
Alt Title(s): What's new!?
Collection Title(s): Latina Theatre Lab collection
Location: Performed at the Brava! for Women in the Arts' Studio Theater, in San Francisco, California, on February 18, 1995.
Synopsis: ¿¡Qué Nuevas!? - What’s New!?, Latina Theatre Lab’s first Original Musical Comedy, examined stereotypes within the Entertainment Industry through the varied experiences of eleven Latina actresses. With Carmen Miranda as an icon, interwoven with video interviews of the performers, this work explores self-image, self-doubt, and finally self-acceptance by dropping the mask and singing 'Mamá yo quier...
Collection Title(s): Latina Theatre Lab collection
Location: Performed at the Working Women's Festival, The 450 Geary Studio, in San Francisco, California, in May, 1997.
Synopsis: This production, in collaboration with the Working Women Festival, is a play that explores Virgin, Mother, Whore mythology and stereotypes. Body types and image topics are questioned: What does a Virgin look like? A Whore? A Latina? From where do we get these ideas? Is there a God? A Goddess? And why are all Latinas expected to know how to salsa dance??? Latina Theatre Lab was one of the first an...
Alt Title(s): TV interview at 'El Amanecer' (Channel 44), San Francisco, California, El Amanecer (Television program)
Collection Title(s): Latina Theatre Lab collection
Location: Recorded in San Francisco, California, in February 1996, as part of the television show 'El Amanecer' on Channel 44.
Synopsis: Co-Madres (co-founders) talk about the creation of Latina Theatre Lab and the creative process of producing original work with 'El Amanecer' host, Isabel Lucero. An excerpt of 'The Miracle,' from The Immaculate Conception, is part of this video. Latina Theatre Lab was one of the first and only all-Latina collective of writers, performers, and directors in the U.S. Their performance-sketch work de...
Collection Title(s): Latina Theatre Lab collection
Location: Performed at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California, on February 12, 1999.
Synopsis: Commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (1998-1999 Wattis Artist-in-residence, established by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wattis with leadership support from Catherine and Ted Topham), this is a staged reading of a play-in-progress drawing from personal histories and memories triggered by the music and lyrics of rancheras. This series of eloquent monologues is expressed in three movements. 'Once' i...
Alt Title(s): Workshop production - New Langton
Collection Title(s): Latina Theatre Lab collection
Location: Performed at New Langton Arts in San Francisco, California, in October, 1999.
Synopsis: La Peña Cultural Center first hosted Latina Theatre Lab, Culture Clash, and 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors for a Comedy Slam. They reworked their cross-cultural sketch comedy and added different material for the New Langton show. Some women from The Asian American Theater Company had formed a writing group to support and give feed back to each other. Latina Theatre Lab collaborated with them, explor...
Collection Title(s): Latina Theatre Lab collection
Location: Performed at the Brava! for Women in the Arts' Studio Theater in San Francisco, California, on March 9, 1996.
Synopsis: The Immaculate Conception is a play that explores Virgin, Mother, Whore mythology and stereotypes. Body types and image topics were developed in a workshop: What does a Virgin look like? A Whore? A Latina? Do we get these ideas from magazines? Television? Men? Each other? Is there a God? A Goddess? And why are all Latinas expected to know how to salsa dance??? Latina Theatre Lab was one of the fi...
Collection Title(s): Latina Theatre Lab collection
Location: Performed at the Yerba Buena Center / ODC/Dance Center in San Francisco, California, in 1998.
Synopsis: Latina Theater Lab developed acting workshops and Ranchera singing classes led by ensemble member Yolanda Aranda, who asked: What kind of music did you listen to at home? As each participant answered the questions, stories began to unfold through songs that evoked a cherished memory or a painful loss. During the eight-week workshop, participants were all required to memorize and perform a song th...