On June 4, 2022 at 7pm, the public is invited to see the workshop play DEATH OF A SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT cinematically. The workshop was done at HMTC during pandemic restrictions which did not allow us to have the public. However, a film was made of the workshop and later exhibited for an audience.

Three cameras were used. Then was edited like a tv program or movie film. The experience for the viewer is enhanced with the closeups, far shots, and wide-angle shots.

To do the above is a big job for the editor. Many hours are devoted to get the shots seamlessly in a film format. However, it pays off at the end.

The pay-off is on June 4 at 7pm, which is allowed for public viewing, but wear masks. Do make a reservation at The seats are free. (All comments accepted as the author refines the play.)

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Artist of the Year

Silvia has been awarded Artist of the Year for 2021-2022 by Senator Melissa Hurtado. It was presented by Zoom in February 2022 by the Senator, for Silvia’s work in the community providing opportunities for arts experience. She has put together an acting training program complete with improv, puppetry, lighting and sound opportunities, staged readings and staged productions, and writes a column for the Hanford Sentinel called HMTC – This Week. This column talks about theater, artists, and endeavors of Hanford Multicultural Theater Company which she co-founded with her daughter. With the pandemic she began a podcast which she co-hosts. The podcast is called HMTC Behind the Scenes Podcast. She also delved into film which she directs and does the editing.

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Invitation Accepted

1911 Montage of Celebrities

Andrew Carnegie gave ladies of Hanford funds to make a library, something he loved. It was built in 1905. Though time has changed the building into a museum, the Hanford Carnegie Musuem board does an annual Edwardian Tea as a fundraiser. This time Silvia Gonzalez S. was contracted to write a short play featuring celebrities of the time: Andrew Carnegie, Booker T. Washington, Harriet Tubman, and one of the Wright brothers Wilbur Wright. Included in the mesh were silent screen stars from Hollywood which is only three hours away: Lily Elsie, Billie Burke, Marie Doro, Ethyl Clayton, and Maude Fealy.

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