Work in progress. A high schooler in a Latino family experiencing the pandemic.Read More
Originally was to be presented as a puppet show production with closed caption projected on one of our screens, and sign language interpreters nearby. Made into a film with caption and sign language embedded. Now available on YouTube.
Story follows Huey and Louee. They watch a grandmother fight off a mugger with her karate skills, but the mugger tricks her. She shames Huey and Louee for just watching and not doing anything to help her. Ashamed for being observers instead of helpers, they go on a journey to be better citizens. Film has closed caption and sign language. First viewing in November 2020.Read More
Again, back in San Francisco, the script off today’s front news page about people hoping for betterment in the United States but stuck in a boxcar by human smugglers. Hope and desperation collide in this play which actually started the career of this playwright. Slated for production in March 2020 by Teatro Latino de San Francisco (AKA San Francisco City Theater Company) POSTPONED TO 2022.Read More
The multicultural play takes you back to the old west where women of all backgrounds present higher in numbers than is traditionally thought. In fact, the last stage coach robbery in Arizona Territory was done by a woman. This unique production zig zags through Pearl Hart’s life of crime and infamous notoriety. Her celebrity status changes when her accomplice, dopey Joe Boot, escapes the prison. Humbled, she realizes her hardships are nothing compared to women of color in that era.
Award winning Boxcar/El Vagon was presented at the 2019 Rouge Fest Fresno, March/April 2019 ‘People hoping for betterment in the United States get trapped in a boxcar by human smugglers. Hope and desperation collide in this play. ‘
A true story based on the 1987 tragedy and the rest of the tragedies that have followed.Read More
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.Read More
Boxcar – El Vagon
by Silvia Gonzalez S.
Produced by Hanford Multicultural Theater Company
Kings Art Center
605 N Douty Street
Hanford, CA 93230
November 3, 4, 17, and 18
During the chaotic and discriminatory Gold-Rush era, Joaquin Murrieta was considered a bandit in the eye of authorities. Thirty years later, Joaquin recounts the dark times and sets the record straight—the head that was put in a jar by California Ranger Harry Love was not his!
Written by Silvia Gonzalez
Directed by David Acevedo
Presented by Teatro Latino de San Francisco
Players: Ramon Bustos, Dario Loza, Christine Kang, Cat Callejas, Ronan Wong, Albert Downing, Andy Hamner, Ian Jang, Brian Johnson, Stuart Hall,
Musicians: Alan Yip, Clara Hsu, Scott Feichter
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.Read More
U GOT THE LOOK
By Silvia González S.
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.
Tuesday, June 27th at 6:30 pm