La Lucha Arts presents: La Paloma Prisoner was programmed as part of the Next Door series with New York Theatre Workshop for a full theatrical run, directed by Estefania Fadul. ORIGINAL DATES POSTPONED DUE TO COVID, NEW 2024 DATES TBA
La Paloma Prisoner Project: La Paloma Prisoner is a theatre project by Raquel Almaƶán about the reclamation of identity by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women in the prison system. Developed from her longstanding work with incarcerated and impacted communities, alongside a series of initiatives aimed at raising awareness and inciting action towards the end of global mass incarceration. The project includes programs designed to uplift the voices and narratives of current and formerly incarcerated women-identified folx of color through workshops in prisons, conversation circles, advocacy and panel discussions leading up to the production’s run.
MORE ABOUT LA PALOMA PRISONER HERE
SEPTEMBER 6TH @ 7PM
Live & in Color’s cohort of 2023! We’re back at the Bingham Camp this September and will be developing “GODDESSES RETURN TO THE TEMPLE – FINAL INSTALLMENT OF A SEXTRILOGY” by Raquel Almazan directed by MeiAnnTeo and “We Start in Manhattan” by Ariella Serur and Sav Souza. Read more about the artists coming to the camp this fall on Broadwayworld article and be sure to reserve your tickets at liveandincolor.org.
AUGUST 4TH @ 2PM
La Paloma Prisoner By Raquel Almazan
Directed by Estefania Fadul
Live scoring by Lisette Santiago
Movement by Ensemble
Join us for an (Open Rehearsal)
Featuring work-in-progress excerpts from the play as we conclude our workshop @ Chelsea Factory
RSVP via this LINK: https://ci.green.prod.ovationtix.com/36523/performance/11129224
JULY 25TH @ 7:30PM
ONLINE PANEL DISCUSSION ADDRESSING MOTHERHOOD’S INTERSECTION WITH THEATREMAKING.
Almazan opens up about her new role as a mother and how she is integrating motherhood with her theatremaking. BOOK TICKETS HERE: https://irondale.org/on-women-festival/
Re-entering the theatre space with a Chelsea Factory residency: upcoming sharing Sunday February 6th @ 2pm. Join us! Free rsvp: https://ci.ovationtix.com/36523/performance/10983665?performanceId=10983665
Works in progress theatre sharing:
EL ODIO DE UN PAIS/ The Hate of a Country
(part of the Latin is American play cycle) by Raquel Almazan
Resident Chelsea Factory artist presentation
Date and Time: Sunday February 6th @ 2pm
House opens at 1:45pm.
Venue: Chelsea Factory 547 West 26th street New York, NY 10002
Ticketing: Free admission. Limited seating.
Social distanced seating. Proof of vaccination and mask required for entrance.
EL ODIO DE UN PAIS/ The Hate of a Country by Raquel Almazan
Directed by Gineiris Garcia
Original Sound and Music by Sinuhe Padilla Isunza
EL ODIO DE UN PAIS/ The Hate of a Country, explores the conditions of women through the dramatization of violence contrasted with the actions of healing and solidarity within female communities. Rape culture becomes personal Costa Rican mythology: A missing arm in the sugar cane fields, a mother and daughter climb the mango tree of dangerous memories in the jungle, imprisoned men swear their innocence to the Crimen de Colima. An autobiographical and biographical series of scenes that explore the mainstream history of Costa Rica from the perspective of family lineage. This play challenges the male and colonial gaze by revealing the destructive impact of oppression on the individual, positioned as a metonym for Costa Rica itself.
Stage Management: Martha Lorena Preve Ayora
Movement: Raquel Almazan and Vangeline Theater / New York Butoh Institute
Environment Design: Charlie Chauca
Featuring cast members:
Yadira De La Riva
Santiago Andres Piña
For information on attending Almazan’s performances and residency activities- CONTACT HERE.