La Paloma Prisoner- photo credit Bobby Plasencia
2018 RAQUEL ALMAZAN PERFORMANCE DATES
FEB. 14TH – With Poetic Theatre Productions, commissioned to write a new poem, “This is for Sacred Pussy” for the event Love, Redefined: Reclaim, an adaption of Angela Davis piece For Every Woman. http://poetictheater.com/
MARCH 25th– Almazan was commissioned to write a new play, “Between You, Me and Us” with Lone Star Theatre Company for New York Madness. Playwrights responded to the theme of Borders, the current immigration crisis.
APRIL 8TH & 9th – Commissioned to write a new short play, “When I came Home”, by Harlem9 for the 48hours in the Bronx Festival @ Pregones & off Broadway at PRTT Theatres. Volume publishing of short plays to follow. http://www.harlem9.org/
APRIL 18TH – @ 4:30 pm. #MeToo Theatre Women, National Action Network’s 2018 Convention. Almazan performs an updated version of her piece “The Virgin Stripper” at the NAN Conference #METOO: FROM TESTIMONY TO PREVENTION. Location: The Times Square Sheraton in New York City. Registration is free. Sign up today to be a part of the nation’s largest civil rights convention. https://nationalactionnetwork.net/nan-convention-2018/
APRIL 21ST – @ 3pm. La Mama Experimental Theatre Club presents Days of Remembrance. Almazan performs excerpts from her play Dar a Luz in part of a series of events addressing the immigration crisis. NYC DOR Committee organizes events and activities with the purpose of promoting educational and healing efforts related to the U.S. incarceration of Japanese Americans and others and protecting civil liberties. https://www.facebook.com/events/1660920987362547/?notif_t=event_description_mention¬if_id=1523548301260831
APRIL 22ND – @ 12- 1:30pm. With Pen America. Almazan performs the writing of incarcerated writers, @DixonPlace for “Breakout: Voices From the Inside,” a reading of award-winning writing from the PEN Prison Writing program archives. https://worldvoices.pen.org/session/breakout-voices-inside-2018-2/
APRIL 28th– @ 10 am. Harvard University Dance Center. Co- facilitating this workshop with Ana Candida Carneiro, which intersects Butoh dance and writing; addressing the themes of transcultural dialogue. REGISTER HERE https://www.facebook.com/events/1853758061303479/
APRIL 29th – @ 6pm. Almazan performs an updated version of her piece “The Virgin Stripper” at #metoo The Gray Area: An Interpretation at the LIC Bar https://www.facebook.com/events/340648886427201
CHECK OUT THE 2017 REVIEW NEWSLETTER HERE!
La Lucha arts reflects on social justice works for 2017 and continuing action into the new year.
La Paloma Prisoner wins the LGBTQ Arch and Bruce Foundation Playwriting Award. 2nd place prize. MORE HERE
The Huffington Post article: Raquel Almazan On Art, Struggle and Transformative Action. Read the article HERE
Contributor to the May/June 2017 Dramatists Magazine, for it’s issue on Retreats and Residencies, featuring the process of La Paloma Prisoner. Read the article HERE