America’s ONLY Pan­Latina Theatre Company

Teatro Luna: Luna Unlaced

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Teatro Luna is breaking free of Chicago for the summer to  bring  their groundbreaking work to Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe, NM on Tuesday, June 25  and  Wednesday,  June  26 at 8:00 pm. 

Luna  has  been  called  “Theatre  that  matters”  by  the  New York  Times  and  is  America’s only Pan­Latina theatre company producing a full season of work.  The  Chicago  Tribune says  that  Luna  “...wears  its  Latina  cultural  specificity with an ease  that  is  both rich  and  fully  American”  and  that  they  are  “hugely  entertaining”  by New City.  Teatro  Luna  is  currently  touring  throughout  Texas,  New  Mexico,  Arizona  and California  in  preparation  for  their  first  appearance  at   the  Edinburgh  Fringe  Festival  in August!

Stressing  because  you  can’t  decide  which  Luna  show  is your favorite? Or maybe you’ve never  seen  a Teatro Luna show and you want a taste of them all? With LUNA UNLACED, the  ladies  of  Luna  give  you  a  chance  to  decide  the  show  live  from  moment to  moment! We’ve  unpacked,  unfettered  and  unlaced  our entire canon of work to bring audiences  the very  best  of  Luna  with  our  trademark  humor  that  we  use  when  telling  our  real  stories. Using  monologues,  songs,  improv, scenes  and  poetry,  the  Ladies  of Luna  delve  into  a whole  slew  of  issues  ranging  from  our  sexuality,  latinidad,  adventures in immigrant story archives,  unfortunate  racist  encounters  we’ve  lived  through,  and  the  sometimes self-­induced  drama  that  makes up  our  lives  as  Latinas  in  the  USA.  “Chicago audiences have  seen  our  shows  for  the past  twelve years,” says Executive Director Alex Meda. “So it’s  incredibly  exciting  for  us  to  share  our  autobiographical  and  ethnographic  work  with communities who might not have had access to us before.”

The  idea  is  simple:  we’ve  picked  twenty of  our  favorite  pieces  from  recent  productions, and  through  a  series  of  random  draws,  Twitter  battles  and  loteria  games,  the  audience picks  the  twelve   pieces  they  want  to  see.  The  show  is  different  every   night,  and every  night, the  actors  are as surprised by the outcome as the audience. Anything can happen with the Ladies of Luna!
 

 

About Teatro Luna

Teatro   Luna  is  America’s  all  ­Latina  theatre  dedicated   to  creating  original   devised  and  single­ author work  that  honors Latina  lives  and showcases  the  talents of  Latina/Hispana  artists.  Founded in 2000, Luna  is  dedicated  to   expanding   the   range  of  Latina  roles  visible  on  the Chicago stage  and  beyond. Luna  produces  a  full  season  of  their  original  full ­length   and  one­off  events  year ­round  and  tours colleges/universities,  festivals  and   venues   across  the  country   with  a  blend  of   ensemble­created performances,  workshops,  and   lectures.  Our  varied  education  programs  serve  both  Adult Latina/All Women  of  Color  and  Youth  including  our  ambitious  LUNALABS  series  dedicated  to  providing  free training  for  women  pursuing   professional  careers  in  playwrighting,  directing,  producing,  acting,  and dramaturgy.  2012  marked  the  launch  of  their  VERA   LUNA  YOUNG  ARTIST  LABS.  Luna  is  an award­-winning  theatre  company  whose  work  has  been  featured  in  the  New  York   Times,   Chicago Tribune,  American  Theatre  Magazine,  NBC,  Univision,  NPR,  and   other  major  outlets  and publications on a wide spectrum ranging from scholarship to cultural, and everything in between.

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