José Manuel Santoyo
Latino Texas PAC, Talento Bilingüe de Texas, and Cara Mía Theatre from Dallas
Present acclaimed play Deferred Action as President Trump eliminates DACA;
Opening Night benefits Harvey Relief for Undocumented Families
Dallas – (9/25/2017) Amidst turmoil following President Trump’s order to cancel DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Renewals), Latino Texas PAC and Talento Bilingüe de Houston join forces to present Cara Mía Theatre’s tour of the play Deferred Action, October 5-7, 2017. A special opening night performance on October 5th will benefit Harvey Relief for undocumented families.
“This is an important story not only for immigrants, but for our country,” said Deferred Action actress and DREAMer Liz Magallanes. “As we have seen time and time again, it is when we learn and honor our history that we grow as a community and a country. This story is an homage to all those who came before us and paved the way, sacrificing much of themselves so that we can live the lives we live.”
Hailed by the Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum as one of the Best New Plays of 2016, Deferred Action originally premiered as a co-production with Cara Mía Theatre Co and the Dallas Theater Center.
Deferred Action focuses on Javier Mejía, one of the immigrants known as DREAMers who arrived in the USA as an undocumented minor. Now, after years in the States, he finds himself caught in the tangle of existing immigration laws, new presidential policies, and the harsh reality of living in the shadows. Javier hopes that temporary administrative mechanisms like Deferred Action will be the answer to his dilemma. But will hope be snatched away? Can politicians who say they are the DREAMers’ friends be trusted? Deferred Action follows the lives, loopholes, and dangers of those who dare to dream.
Deferred Action Regional Tour – Houston
By David Lozano and Lee Trull
Directed by David Lozano
Where: Talento Bilingue de Houston (333. S. Jensen Drive, Houston, Texas 77003)
When: October 5 – 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
(Opening Night Benefit Performance for Harvey Relief at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5th,
Reception at 6:30 p.m.,
Special Talk Back discussion after the performance, see details below)
Tickets: $15 General Admission, $10 Students / Seniors. Go to www.tbhcenter.org/tickets or call 713-222-1213.
(Opening Night Benefit: $30 each.
Go to www.caramiatheatre.org or call 214-516-0706 for ticketse to opening night performance.)
Sponsors and Partners: Latino Texas PAC, Talento Bilingüe de Houston, Cara Mía Theatre and Producing Sponsor of the Regional Tour of Deferred Action – Latino Center for Leadership Development (Dallas).
Performed in English with some Spanish. Contains mature themes including the use of drugs, theatrical semi-automatic gunshots, and strong language.
ABOUT CARA MÍA THEATRE CO.
Cara Mía Theatre Co. is a non-profit theatre company that presents live accessible theatre by producing critically acclaimed published plays and creating new and experimental works while developing innovative and educational youth arts programming reflective of the Latino experience in the U.S. Co-Founder Eliberto Gonzalez founded Cara Mía Theatre Co. in 1996 because he believed that Latino literature and its writers ought to be more accessible to the general public. With Adelina Anthony, Gonzalez started the company as a vehicle to bring the Chicano / US Latino experience to Dallas stages. Since, the cultural breadth of CMTC’s plays has expanded, and the company’s artistic approach has simultaneously evolved, especially since the arrival of current Executive Artistic Director David Lozano in 2002. To expand the company’s reach to non-theatre going Latinos, Lozano chose to focus on creating new bilingual plays that were both topical and theatrically unique. Trained in physical theatre, Lozano formed a resident artistic ensemble that devised new works in the form of clown and mask performance, poetic movement and topical, issue-driven plays that speak to the experiences of the local Latinos. Today, CMTC boasts of a 15-member resident artistic ensemble that creates new works and also produces classic and new plays by the most acclaimed Latino playwrights in the nation.
|CESAR ESPINOSA Executive Director, FIEL HOUSTON INC
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