October 20, 1989
South Coast Repertory has awarded commissions for new plays to Edit Villarreal, Octavio Solis and Edwin Sanchez, all who participated in the theater's 1989 Hispanic Playwrights Project, a play development program. The Costa Mesa theater will also publish plays by Villarreal, Sanchez and Oliver Mayer, who also took part in the project. In addition, tickets for SCR's 10th annual production of "A Christmas Carol," running Dec. 6 through 24, go on sale at 10 a.m.
June 17, 1991 |
South Coast Repertory has announced the names of three playwrights who will participate in its sixth annual Hispanic Playwrights Project--a development program composed of workshop rehearsals that will culminate with an onstage reading. This year's program--which gets under way July 31--will be attended by writers Guillermo Reyes, Octavio Solis and Edit Villarreal. All have previously participated in the program (Reyes in the inaugural year, 1986; Solis and Villarreal in 1989).
October 1, 1997 |
PBS would be nearly all safety nets and no risks were it not for the Independent Television Service, a San Francisco-based programming resource that freshens public broadcasting with an occasional brisk breeze of feistiness. With risks inevitably come stumbles, however, as in the case of "Foto-Novelas," a series of four slender ITVS films meant to erase the boundaries between reality and fantasy along the lines of some of the comic book-like pulp novels of Latino and Chicano tradition.
July 21, 1996 |
Jose Cruz Gonzalez, a Mexican American, has been crossing borders all his life. "I always feel like I'm on one side of the fence or the other," he says, "or I'm on the fence about to cross over." The soft-spoken writer-director--looking earnest yet casual in wire-frame glasses, jeans and a collarless shirt--was sitting on an office sofa at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, talking about his upcoming departure from the nationally recognized Latino play-development program he founded here.
July 11, 1989 |
South Coast Repertory will launch its 1989-90 season with Alan Ayckbourn's "A Chorus of Disapproval," theater officials announced Monday. The Mainstage production of the British backstage comedy about a maladroit provincial troupe will run Sept. 8 to Oct. 15 under David Emmes' direction. The rest of the Costa Mesa theater's 26th subscription season will unfold on the Mainstage as follows: Hugh Whitemore's "Breaking the Code" (Oct. 26 to Nov.
May 30, 1992 |
Multilingual Vetza Trussell is an actress, a symphony cellist, a performance artist, jazz vocalist, a wife and a mother of two daughters. But Trussell, the daughter of Guatemalan novelist and composer Elizabeth Escobar, always felt she didn't have any direction in her life "because I was always going in several directions at once." Then one day she went to see a psychic. "She said the most wonderful thing: 'You are the kind of person who can go in several directions and be comfortable with it.