UPCOMING NEXT! Nov. 20th La Paloma Prisoner Project
La Lucha Arts presents:
Nov. 20th, 2019– Poetic Theatre Productions Poetic Theater Productions, Judson Arts Wednesdays, and The La Paloma Prisoner Project in association with La Lucha Arts presents:
Ascención: Celebrating the Movement Toward Liberation – directed by Estefania Fadul.
Wednesday, November 20 at 8:00PM
Full, free potluck-style meal served at 7:15 pm at Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square S) NYC.
Join us for an evening highlighting the work of women artists of color devoted to advocating for and developing work around de-carceration, liberation, and reclamation. With a particular focus on those who have been targeted or imprisoned for protecting and defending themselves, their rights, and those of other women or their families, Ascención will create a space for activism, healing, and embracing a destiny of liberation.
Nov. 13th, 2019- La Paloma Prisoner Project: Women, Trauma & De-carceration at Kingsborough Community College. Collaboration with Dr. Vanda Seward. Featuring panelist Donna Hylton (Center for Health, Equity and Justice).
September 14th – The La Paloma Prisoner Project Kick off @ The People’s Forum.
About The Event: The La Paloma Prisoner Project Kickoff is the launch of a series of events geared toward amplifying & celebrating the community of activists and artists who are actively raising awareness and inciting action toward decarceration. The Kickoff will feature performances, including live music and a special presentation of a selection from the play, and will highlight key organizations within the movement.
About the 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, the play will have its World Premiere at Next Door @ New York Theatre Workshop in spring 2020, 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 scheduled run at NYTW in April.
SEPTEMBER 26th, 27th 2019 – LA NEGRA: A theatrical installation / An event to Honor your Dead. Sept 26th, 27th @ 7pm. Presented by La Lucha Arts and Bric Arts- 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NYC. TICKETS: HERE
A Multi-disciplinary play: Drug Cartel Queen LA NEGRA takes a ritualistic journey from child prostitute to Patron Saint of Mexican outcasts- Santa Muerte. Siete, her top drug pusher lover, a Gringo tourist painter, and hundreds of street children inhabit her world towards possible peace for Mexico.
Produced by Elisabeth Ng and Raquel Almazan’s La Lucha Arts.
Directed by Mei Ann Teo.
Cast: Raquel Almazan, Bobby Plasencia, Dana Watkins, Nicolle Marquez, Yadira De La Riva and Zuleyma Guevara
Set Design – Benjamin Rojas
Lighting Design – Daisy Long
Sound Design – Jorge Olivo
Projection Design – Izmir Ickbal
JUNE 2019 – June 13, 14th. Cross//Roads: Reframing the Immigrant Narrative (work in progress), a theatrical bilingual (English and Spanish) project that explores the Latinx immigrant experience. Almazan wrote and devised this collaboration with an ensemble of six Latinx immigrant actors, produced by La Micro Theatrre @ La Tea Theatre in NYC.
APRIL 2019 – Almazan performs The Virgin Stripper Personalized #metoo. HEALME TOO FESTIVAL – http://healmetoofest.com
*4/9 @ 8pm
*4/10 @ 7pm
*4/14 @ 3pm
MARCH 31st 2019– Almazan is commissioned to write a new play for NEW YORK MADNESS. Latinx All Female Madness on Sunday March 31st, @ 8pm The Kraine Theater.
MARCH 16th 2019 – Performing two original songs/raps in Spanish at the Wild Project with Poetic Theatre.
FEB 25th 2019- Reading of LA NEGRA with The Classical Theatre of Harlem, part of the Future Classics Series @ 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, Samuels Teaching Studio.
FEB. 20th 2019 – With Poetic Theatre Productions, commissioned to write a new poem, “Un-welcomed Sainthood” for the event Love, Redefined: Resistance. https://www.poetictheater.com/event/love-redefined-resilience/
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