[4 plays] Decolonization Stories Festival @ Brava theater // SF

Four commissioned short plays about decolonization will be presented as a result of a residency with playwrights from all the Americas.

Experience whole afternoon of theater, community, and conversation. Come be a part of this festival supporting the creation of new spaces for stories like these!

Sat, Nov 5th, 2pm – 6pm.
Brava, 2773 24th Street SF.

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Decolonization Stories festival will have the performances of three guest artists!

Young poet Génesis Ulloa is opening the event at 2 pm; singer and composer Liliana Herrera will open the second part of the program at 6.45 pm; and we close the festival with hip hop/ rap artist Gina Madrid.

 

Note:

There will be a diner break and short breaks in between performances to get in and out of the theater as needed. There will also be a Q&A with the playwright residents, guest artists performing and a panel about decolonization and decentralization of English in the arts, and language justice.

 

 

About the plays!

Last year La Lengua Teatro put out an open call for submissions for a playwriting residency in collaboration with AlterTheater, called Historias de Descolonización/Decolonization Stories.

With the chosen applicants, the 2022 cohort was formed.

They were entrusted with the commission of short plays in various languages (Spanish, English, Spanglish, and Native languages of the Americas) about the impact that colonization still has on our communities and how to deconstruct it.

These pieces will be presented in public for the first time as stage readings in a one-day festival at the Brava theater’s Cabaret (San Francisco) on Saturday, November 5.

We’ll also have Q&A with the playwright residents, guest artists performing and a panel about decolonization and decentralization of English in the arts, and language justice.

A whole afternoon* of theater, community, and conversation. Come to be a part of this festival supporting the creation of new spaces for stories like these!

(*)There will be a 45min intermission and short breaks in between performances to get in and out of the theater as needed.

 

 


 

El año pasado La Lengua Teatro abrió una convocatoria para una residencia de dramaturgia en colaboración con AlterTheater, llamada Historias de Descolonización/Decolonization Stories.

Con les postulantes elegides se conformó la cohorte 2022. A elles se les encomendó la comisión de obras de teatro cortas en varios idiomas (español, inglés, spanglish y lenguas nativas de las Américas) sobre el impacto que aún tiene la colonización en nuestras comunidades y cómo deconstruirla. Estas piezas se presentarán en publico por primera vez como lecturas escenificadas en un festival de un día en el teatro Brava (San Francisco) el sábado 5 de noviembre.

También tendremos una sección de preguntas con les dramaturgues residentes, artistas invitadas y un panel sobre la descolonización y descentralización del inglés en las artes, y sobre justicia lingüística.

Toda una tarde(*) de teatro, comunidad y conversación. ¡Ven a ser parte de este festival apoyando con tu asistencia a la creación de nuevos espacios para historias como stas!

(*) Habrá un intervalo de 45 min y descansos cortos entre presentaciones para entrar y salir del teatro según sea necesario.

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Commissioned Plays/Obras Comisionadas:

PARADISE by Tere Martinez (Spanglish, Puerto Rico) Dir: Sam Prince. Feat: Jennie E. Rodriguez, Dyana Diaz, Garret Ryan.

LA BOLIVIANA by Chana Mamani (Spanish, Argentina) Dir: Elena Ester. Feat: Katherine Benitez, Deborah Cortez, Francisco Rodriguez.
Ayóóʼánííníshʼní (I LOVE YOU IN DINÉ) by Blossom Johnson (Diné, United States) Dir: Kim Gleason. Feat: Noralynn James, Owee Rae, Ethan Becenti.
SCHOOLBOY, OR, The Secret of Social Studies on a Stolen Land by Cris Eli Blak (English, United States) Dir: Ed Gonzalez Moreno. Feat: Gabriel Cortez, Linda Maria Giron, Maga Rincon.

Guest artists performing/ Artistas invitadas: Genesis Ulloa, Liliana Herrera, Gina Madrid.

Panel: Aimee Suzara, Jeanette Harrison, Kim Gleason, Liliana Herrera, Mariela Talavera Ballon.

Host/Conductora: Chelis Lopez.

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