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Cast Announced for RETABLOS, STORIES FROM A LIFE LIVED ALONG THE BORDER Photo Cast Announced for RETABLOS, STORIES FROM A LIFE LIVED ALONG THE BORDER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2019

Word for Word's first production of the 2020 Season is Octavio Solis's Retablos: Stories from A Life Lived Along the Border from his same titled memoir of growing up in El Paso. Retablos: Stories from A Life Lived Along the Border runs February 22 -March 15, in the Z Below Theater in San Francisco. The production is directed by Sheila Balter and Jim Cave and opens with press performance February 22 & 23, Saturday 8 PM & Sunday 3 PM (previews Feb.19- 21).

Nosotros Announces the Recipients of the 2019 Golden Eagle Awards Photo Nosotros Announces the Recipients of the 2019 Golden Eagle Awards
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 4, 2019

Nosotros, the first Latinx arts advocacy organization in Hollywood, announced the recipients of the 2019 Golden Eagle Awards.  The honorees include a wide array of Hollywood talent in front and behind the camera. The awards will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the historic Montalban Theatre 1615 Vine Street in Hollywood.  www.nosotrosorg.com

INTAR Creates Max Ferrà Directing Fellowship Photo INTAR Creates Max Ferrà Directing Fellowship
by Julie Musbach - Aug 19, 2019

INTAR announces that Max Ferrá, founding Artistic Director of INTAR, will be memorialized with the The Max Ferrá Directing Fellowship, funded by the Peg Santvoord Foundation. 

California Repertory Company Announces 2019 - 2020 Season Photo California Repertory Company Announces 2019 - 2020 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 24, 2019

California Repertory Company announces productions for the 2019a?"2020 season.

CASA 0101 Theater Will Present BROWN & OUT V Photo CASA 0101 Theater Will Present BROWN & OUT V
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2019

After a hugely successful sold out run last year, CASA 0101 Theater is proud to present the fifth season of BROWN & OUT FEST, A Festival of 11 World Premiere Short Plays and One Original Short Transgender Film Celebrating the LBGTQ LatinXperience.

Ricky Martin Named Grand Marshal National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2019 Photo Ricky Martin Named Grand Marshal National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2019
by A.A. Cristi - May 23, 2019

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) Board of Directors announced additional themes and tributes that will make up its 2019 celebration.  Under the theme, "One People, Many Voices," the Parade will continue celebrating the best of Puerto Rican culture and history, paying tribute to key historical figures and raising awareness on issues of importance in the community.  The Parade also announced several distinguished Puerto Ricans that will round out its roster of honorees to march up Fifth Avenue on June 9.  

Photo Flash: First Look at Luis Valdez's ADI√"S MAM√Ā CARLOTA At San Jose Stage Compa Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Luis Valdez's ADI√"S MAM√Ā CARLOTA At San Jose Stage Company
by Stephi Wild - Apr 9, 2019

San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director) has announced the complete cast and creative team for The Stage's next production, the World Premiere of Luis Valdez's ADI√ďS MAM√Ā CARLOTA. Presented in partnership with El Teatro Campesino and directed by Kinan Valdez, ADI√ďS MAM√Ā CARLOTA will run from April 3 - 28 2019 at San Jose Stage Company (490 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113). The press opening will take place on Saturday, April 6 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets range from $32 - $72 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (408) 283-7142 or online at www.thestage.org.

World Premiere Of ADI√"S MAM√Ā CARLOTA Opens At San Jose Stage Co. Photo World Premiere Of ADI√"S MAM√Ā CARLOTA Opens At San Jose Stage Co.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 29, 2019

San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director) has announced the complete cast and creative team for The Stage's next production, the World Premiere of Luis Valdez's¬†ADI√ďS MAM√Ā CARLOTA.Presented in partnership with El Teatro Campesino and directed by¬†Kinan Valdez,¬†ADI√ďS MAM√Ā CARLOTA¬†will run from April 3 - 28 2019 at San Jose Stage Company (490 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113). The press opening will take place on Saturday, April 6 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets range from $32 - $72 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (408) 283-7142 or online at¬†www.thestage.org.

NAACP Reveals Nominations For The 28th Annual Theatre Awards Photo NAACP Reveals Nominations For The 28th Annual Theatre Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 28, 2019

Once again, the NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch's Theatre Viewing Committee has spoken, and the nominations are in for the 28th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. This year's pedigreed list of nominees collectively represents a rich, extensive dossier of legacies and accolades for both stage and screen. These nominees include members of a legendary 'gospel royal family' as well as a Legend whose part of an elite group of artists in the EGOT winners circle. These, along with all their fellow nominees, will be honored for their excellence on the small and large stages during our annual awards dinner, slated to be held on Monday, June 17, 2019, 6:00 p.m.at the prestigious Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

NATIVE GARDENS Comes To Cleveland Play House Photo NATIVE GARDENS Comes To Cleveland Play House
by Julie Musbach - Mar 28, 2019

Cleveland Play House (CPH), offers the thought-provoking comedy Native Gardens from playwright Karen Zacarias, to be performed April 27th - May 19th  in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square.  The production is directed by CPH Associate Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming, with a press opening Friday, May 3rd. 

Cast Announced for Luis Valdez's World Premiere ADI√"S MAM√Ā CARLOTA Photo Cast Announced for Luis Valdez's World Premiere ADI√"S MAM√Ā CARLOTA
by Julie Musbach - Mar 12, 2019

San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director) has announced the complete cast and creative team for The Stage's next production, the World Premiere of Luis Valdez's¬†ADI√ďS MAM√Ā CARLOTA.¬†Presented in partnership with El Teatro Campesino and directed by¬†Kinan Valdez,¬†ADI√ďS MAM√Ā CARLOTA¬†will run from April 3 - 28 2019 at San Jose Stage Company (490 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113).

Review: VALLEY OF THE HEART Recounts a Cross-Cultural Love Surviving World War II Photo Review: VALLEY OF THE HEART Recounts a Cross-Cultural Love Surviving World War II
by Shari Barrett - Nov 26, 2018

For playwright, director and El Teatro Campesino founder Luis Valdez, who was born in Delano, CA as the second of ten children born to migrant farm worker parents who made a living picking whatever crop was in season, Cupertino will always be known for the rich land that once grew an abundance of crops and fruits trees during the time he lived in the area shortly after World War II. His latest play, the phenomenal VALLEY OF THE HEART at the Mark Taper Forum through December 9, 2018, uses California history as a jumping-off point to tell an important story about the fight to maintain dignity, identity, family and faith in the once-fertile farmland that is now known as the Silicon Valley.

The T.R.U.T.H. Project Partners With University Of Houston LGBTQ Resource Center For  Photo The T.R.U.T.H. Project Partners With University Of Houston LGBTQ Resource Center For World AIDS Day Performance
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 15, 2018

Center Theatre Group will offer Spanish-language translations of the 8 p.m. performance of Luis Valdez's "Valley of the Heart" on Friday, December 7 at the Mark Taper Forum. Each show will be performed in English with Spanish translations running simultaneously on open caption screens. Audience members wishing to view the open captions should request to be seated in the captioning area when purchasing tickets.

Center Theatre Group Offers Spanish Language Open Captioning For VALLEY OF THE HEART Photo Center Theatre Group Offers Spanish Language Open Captioning For VALLEY OF THE HEART
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 15, 2018

Center Theatre Group will offer Spanish-language translations of the 8 p.m. performance of Luis Valdez's "Valley of the Heart" on Friday, December 7 at the Mark Taper Forum. Each show will be performed in English with Spanish translations running simultaneously on open caption screens. Audience members wishing to view the open captions should request to be seated in the captioning area when purchasing tickets.

Photo Flash: VALLEY OF THE HEART At Mark Taper Forum Celebrates Opening Night Photo Photo Flash: VALLEY OF THE HEART At Mark Taper Forum Celebrates Opening Night
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2018

Center Theatre Group's production of 'Valley of the Heart' celerbated its opening night! See photos from the event below.

Luis Valdez's VALLEY OF THE HEART Opens At Taper Photo Luis Valdez's VALLEY OF THE HEART Opens At Taper
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2018

Currently in previews, Center Theatre Group's production of "Valley of the Heart" will open on November 7 at 8 p.m. at the Mark Taper Forum. Written and directed by Luis Valdez ("Zoot Suit") and presented in association with El Teatro Campesino, the production will run through December 9, 2018.

Center Theatre Group To Host Free Community Conversations For VALLEY OF THE HEART Photo Center Theatre Group To Host Free Community Conversations For VALLEY OF THE HEART
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2018

Center Theatre Group will host two Community Conversations inspired by Luis Valdez's play "Valley of the Heart," which runs at the Mark Taper Forum through December 9, 2018. Community Conversations are a series of panel discussions that are free and open to the public and feature local thought leaders in dialogue about the context, issues and ideas finding voice on Center Theatre Group stages.

BWW Interview: Melanie Arii Mah Honoring Her Forefathers with HEART Photo BWW Interview: Melanie Arii Mah Honoring Her Forefathers with HEART
by Gil Kaan - Nov 3, 2018

Luis Valdez' VALLEY OF THE HEART, currently at the Mark Taper Forum, vividly depicts the tale of two immigrant families (the Yamaguchis and the Monta√Īos), both caught up in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor in the 1940s. Friends before the war, their oldest children, Teruko "Thelma" Yamaguchi and Ben Monta√Īos, had secretly fallen in love. I had the chance to question Melanie Arii Mah (who's playing Teruko) on her history with HEART, as well as, her personal family accounts during this tragic historical time.

Performances Begin For VALLEY OF THE HEART At Mark Taper Forum Photo Performances Begin For VALLEY OF THE HEART At Mark Taper Forum
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 25, 2018

Performances for Center Theatre Group's production of "Valley of the Heart" will begin on October 30 at the Mark Taper Forum. Written and directed by Luis Valdez ("Zoot Suit") and presented in association with El Teatro Campesino, the production will run through December 9, 2018. The opening will be on Wednesday, November 7 at 8 p.m.

Rehearsals Have Begun For Luis Valdez's VALLEY OF THE HEART At Taper Photo Rehearsals Have Begun For Luis Valdez's VALLEY OF THE HEART At Taper
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2018

Rehearsals have begun for Center Theatre Group's production of "Valley of the Heart," which is written and directed by Luis Valdez ("Zoot Suit"). Presented in association with El Teatro Campesino, the production will play at the Mark Taper Forum October 30 through December 9, 2018. The opening will be on Wednesday, November 7.

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