Chicano Legacy Project to Feature the Work of Renowned Artists

Renowned East Los Angeles Chicano Leaders and Highest-Risk Latino Youth Unite to Show Their Stories, Struggles, and Triumphs in a Play Written for the Chicano Legacy Project

Los Angeles, CA About…Productions theater company announces two related Chicano Legacy Project (CLP) arts education events in East Los Angeles that will feature renowned Chicano leaders, including a play written by highest-risk Latino youth.

About… Productions was founded over 27 years ago, and creates original interdisciplinary theaterworks and educational programs that provoke new perspectives on history, humanity, and culture. The company is dedicated to collaboration to create artistic and community dialogue; and believes in the power of theater to enlighten audiences, celebrate the lives of seniors, and transform highest-risk youth.

On April 9, 2016, the Chicano Legacy Project Encuentro will feature acclaimed film director Jesus Treviño and award-winning journalist Luís Torres (Peabody, Edward R. Murrow, and nine Golden Mike Awards). Treviño and Torres will lead a conversation about their exceptional careers and involvement in the CLP. The afternoon will also include live performance excerpts by professional actors from the developing CLP play, and selected excerpts from Treviño’s distinguished body of work including the documentaries Yo Soy Chicano and La Raza Unida, and episodic television dramas, Resurrection Blvd and New York Undercover. The event is presented in partnership with the Chicano Resource Center at the East L.A. Library.about 3333

On April 21 and April 22, 2016, the Chicano Legacy Project will present a Staged Reading of the student-written play. This culminating staged reading event represents the work of the first year of a two-year project that provides highest-risk students in East L.A. the opportunity to create and co-produce a full production premiere. 

What: Chicano Legacy Project Encuentro featuring Filmmaker Jesus Treviño and Journalist Luís Torres
When: Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
Where: East L.A. Library’s Chicano Resource Center. 837 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90022

Tickets: Free and Open to the Public

What: Chicano Legacy Project Staged Readings Performed by Professional Actors

When: Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. and Friday, April 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Plaza de la Raza’s Margo Albert Theatre, 3540 N. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Tickets: Free and Open to the Public

 

The Chicano Legacy Project is an intergenerational arts education program produced by About…Productions which works to empower highest-risk Latino youth in East L.A. This theater- based program draws on inspiring Latina/o figures and the rich history of the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 70s to improve students’ literacy, communication, and collaboration skills and provide them with empowering artistic experiences. The CLP events are co- sponsored by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

This project is supported, in part, by funding from the Eastside Arts Initiative, Flourish Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs.

For more information on Young Theaterworks’ or About…Productions, please contact Angelita Moraga at (562) 293-7619 or angelita@aboutpd.org or visit www.facebook.com/aboutpd

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