The Sofia, Home of B Street Theatre has placed DEATH OF A SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT in the top for final selection. This is great news for this play. If selected in the top four, the appearance of the play will be in the festival in Sacramento, California June 26-July 3, 2022.
Red Carpet Gala event now slated for July 16, 2022. The film version of this play PEDRO THE PUPPETEER! Cinematically presented. Three cameras convene to present a puppet show with crazy puppets and one puppet you wouldn’t want to mess with, or two.
Play and film by Silvia Gonzalez S.
This is a story about a puppeteer named Pedro Rodriguez. Pedro loves puppetry and doing puppet shows, but his Latino parents think it is a poor career choice. With mounting pressure from his parents, Pedro wrestles with whether he should continue. Suddenly puppets he has never seen before keep appearing. Then Evilito puppet, an amalgamation of Kermit, Chucky, and Mexican symbolism appears to guide Pedro, but is Evilito guiding him to his doom?
Join us for this gala event and viewing of his film. Get tickets at HMTC.TicketLeap.com
It is Rich’s dream to be the perfect actor for every role, but as a new Latino actor in Los Angeles, is he better off changing his name to fit the mold? Is he not Latino looking, or is he too Latino looking? He meets Manilla, an African-Cuban palm reader, who gives him a potion to gain a special power to be the perfect look for acting roles. His dream to be perfect for every role he auditions for comes true however, it comes with a huge price.
With this weekend’s production of The Migrant Farmworker’s Son, popular drama teacher Jane Martin is once again bringing something innovative to theater at Sonoma Valley High School. The play by Silvia González explores the multi-layered tensions in the family of a man and his wife who emigrated from Mexico to Arizona in the hopes of finding a better life. We see Henry, the teenage son, dealing with questions and issues inherent in the challenge of living in dual cultures – a challenge that is experienced daily by many students in the Sonoma Valley. How do their parents’ language, traditions and values relate to their own lives?
All the Latino actors in the cast are having their first–ever stage experience. They spoke about how working with the play has helped them better understand their own families and wrestle with these challenges.
El Vagon (BOXCAR) at Frida Kahlo Theater in Los Angeles. A book signing with Silvia and five other authors of BORDERS ON STAGE where El Vagon (BOXCAR) is included. Book signing on November 2 at 4pm with the play El Vagon at 6pm.
“The passion of the five immigrants transcends language; their longing for their destination is palpable in their physicality.” -Backstage
“…a moving snapshot from the front lines…elegantly designed and fiercely acted…” -Village Voice