MACLA Presents AMALA Spoken Word Theater Performance About Hope
Apr 12-14, 2019
Tickets at MACLA.eventbrite.com
AMAL delves into the impact of war and shares experiences of veterans’ adjustment to life after war, as well as those of civilians from war-torn countries.
Focusing on Puerto Rico’s cultural and military heritage, the piece explores the search for meaning, purpose and identity through enlisting in the military.
Written and performed by The Combat Hippies — military veterans who have turned to the arts to heal and inspire. Developed and directed by award-winning director Teo Castellanos with original music by Brimstone127.
Stick around after the performances for talkbacks with the cast and crew of AMAL.
Doors and Box Office open at 7pm on Friday and Saturday; 1pm on Sunday.
Led by renowned theater artist and director Teo Castellanos, Combat Hippies is an ensemble of Puerto Rican military veteran performing artists based in Miami, Florida. Formed during a creative writing workshop for veterans in 2015 which culminated with their inaugural theater piece “Conscience Under Fire”, they have since developed multiple evenings of spoken word and music, generative approaches to workshops designed toward healing, community engagement offerings and more.