Here’s something hot to add to your summer must do list – the first ever Yo Solo Theater Festival of Latino Solo Shows, the latest collaboration between Teatro Vista, Chicago’s premier Equity Latino ensemble theater company, and Collaboraction, a Chicago-based arts organization of collaborative theater and experience makers.
Featuring six solo pieces by Latino writers from Chicago and around the U.S. Yo Solo is an event that will display the breadth of talent and the rich complexity of each individual performer as they bring their own personal experiences to the stage, collectively creating a beautiful collage about the Latino experience. In addition to six solo performance pieces, visual art installations and live music will add to Yo Solo’s festival vibe.
July 29 -8PM
written and performed by Rey Andujar
Directed by Marcela Munoz
Antipoda takes the audience on a journey across the America’s landscape through the lens of racial idenity, crime, and sexuality through Corporeal Mime and bilingual Spoken Word. Mr. Andujar’s movement work and incindiary poetry and text from Federico Garcia Lorca and Charles Bukowski, creat a synergy between art, politics, and language.
Empanada for a Dream
written and performed by Juan Villa
Directed by Alex Levy
Empanada for a Dream is a haunting love song to the Lower East Side of New York City. Juan Francisco Villa’s return to the neighborhood of his childhood is a dangerous and hilarious tale about growing up by getting out.