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Performance: “Aliens, Immigrants, and Other Evildoers”
February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Award-winning multidisciplinary performance artist Josè Torres-Tama brings his critically acclaimed one-man show to the Historic Playmakers Theatre. he deftly shape-shifts into a variety of aliens who expose the hypocrisies of a system that vilifies the same people whose labor it exploits. Aliens, Immigrants, and Other Evildoers is a sci-fi Latino noir solo show developed through a National Performance Network Creation Fund, and was co-commissioned by GALA Hispanic Theatre in DC. The script has been chosen for publication in an anthology of contemporary Latina/o plays to be published by Northwestern University.
As writer, poet, journalist, renegade scholar, educator, visual and performance artist, Torres-Tama explores the effects of mass media on race relations, the underbelly of the “North American Dream” mythology, and the anti-immigrant hysteria currently gripping the United States of Amnesia, which seduces you to embrace forgetting.
This powerful performance art piece lets audience feel mistreatment of Hispanic immigrants… Torres-Tama’s moving and visually stimulating piece holds a mirror—both literally and figuratively–up to the audience. —Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
The multi-media “Aliens,” while at times laugh-out-loud funny, provocatively explores the history of immigration then and now in the United States … is an eye-opener, and perhaps a mind-opener and heart-opener. —Bethlehem Press
FREE and open to the public
Sponsored by UNC Latina/o Studies Program, Teatro Latina/o Series, Department of Dramatic Art