Raquel Almazan is the artistic director of La Lucha Arts: an independent company dedicated to producing interdisciplinary theatre and media projects, that create transformational arts participation between communities, advocates, audiences and artists. La Lucha Arts collaborates with organizations, social movements, and impacted individuals towards providing a platform for historically excluded – abandoned narratives and people.
Almazan is the creator/facilitator of arts programs for youths and adults in private institutions, public schools, residences with organizations, university workshops and prisons. Her work with vulnerable communities include the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated and forum plays with Latinx immigrants, within the performing/writing disciplines has lead her to sharing artistic and political spaces with thousands of participants.
These select credits are amongst several events that La Lucha Arts has participated in collaborating in and producing:
La Paloma Prisoner, world premiere in collaboration with Chelsea Factory, advocacy events with communities and workshop production at The Signature Theatre. La Negra, presented by and in collaboration with Bric Arts residency and staged readings with Classical Theatre of Harlem- Lincoln Center, Iati Theatre. Workshop production of Café at Columbia Stages. Readings for The Hopefulness at Theatre Row off Broadway. The Latin is American play cycle lecture performance (Bridgewater State University). Solos shows She Wolves (P.S. 122, New York International Fringe Fest, excerpt presentations at several national conferences) and Porning the Planet (Dixon Place, Pangea World Theatre). Short film Death of the Doll (BHLIFF LA Festival) and Van Wild’s Cherry Tree music video (global distribution).
(Community Partner Collaboration selections: Pen America, Close Rikers Campaign, Steps to End Family Violence, Brooklyn DA’s Re-entry task force and The United Nations).
Almazan was awarded The Indie Theatre Fund Prize for Leaders of Color, Artistic Directorship of La Lucha Arts.
More about LATIN IS AMERICA PLAY CYCLE HERE
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LA LUCHA ARTS – colabora con organizaciones de arte, comunidades e iniciativas sociales para producir proyectos interdisciplinarios de teatro y comunicación.
Créditos de Select Theatre Production: La Paloma Prisoner, La Negra, Café, Porning the Planet: The De-Sensitization of a Nation, lectura sobre la serie Latin is America y She Wolves. The Indie Theatre Fund Prize for Leaders of Color, Artistic Directorship of La Lucha Arts.
Colaboración en proyectos para la comunidad: Pen America, Close Rikers Campaign, Steps to End Family Violence, Oficina del Fiscal de Brooklyn, Naciones Unidas.
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