When: Sept. 19 & 20
Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center
America’s ONLY PanLatina Theatre Company
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.