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August 20, 1992
The bilingual Inlakech Theatre Company of Oxnard will host the Fourth Annual Califas Chicano/Latino Theatre Festival Friday through Sunday at sites in Oxnard and Ventura. The event will feature performances by nine groups from California and Mexico as well as workshops, demonstrations and critiques on the diverse and unique aspects of Chicano/Latino theater.
November 14, 2003 | Reed johnson, Times Staff Writer
It was the morning after the opening-night party, and the organizers of the second International Latino Theatre Festival of Los Angeles were clearly feeling the effects. Not just of dancing, talking and noshing hors d'oeuvres until 2 a.m., mind you. Jorge Folgueira, William Flores and Flavia Saravalli still were emotionally hung over from the opening of "Our Lady of the Clouds" (Nuestra Senora de las Nubes), a raucous but meditative two-character piece from Ecuador.
April 13, 2007 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
The Kirk Douglas Theatre's 2007-08 season will include portraits of two presidents, a play about a devastating Bolivian earthquake, delivered in Spanish with English supertitles, and an off-Broadway hit solo performance about a drama teacher's experiences in a beleaguered New York City high school. Plus David Mamet, tardy pass in hand, offering his first musical. The presidential plays are world premieres. "Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson," (Jan. 20-Feb.
October 23, 2004 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
An "Antigone" for only one actor? Any doubts about the idea of reducing Sophocles' tragedy to a solo show are erased in the presence of Teresa Ralli, the actress who has taken on this formidable challenge for the Peruvian company Yuyachkani. Ralli's electrifying performance in Jose Watanabe's adaptation of "Antigone" ("Antigona" in Spanish, the language Ralli uses) opened the third annual FITLA -- the International Latino Theatre Festival of Los Angeles -- at [Inside] the Ford on Thursday.
October 30, 2004 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
The hungry beggar who survives from one scrap of food to the next, over and over again as if stuck with a kind of stubborn immortality, was immortalized in a literary way in the Spanish picaresque novel "The Life of Lazarillo of Tormes" in 1554. Aristides Vargas adapted the story for the stage for his Malayerba company from Ecuador.
October 28, 2006 | Reed Johnson, Times Staff Writer
When the International Latino Theatre Festival of Los Angeles began in 2002, it was an ambitious, low-budget operation dependent on the kindness of strangers and countless volunteer hours. Five years later, the festival (known by its Spanish-language acronym, FITLA) is still an ambitious, low-budget outfit that relies on sweat equity to cover its costs. But there's a difference. FITLA started out as a long shot in a city where theater for many years existed in the film industry's long shadow.
November 18, 2006 | Charles McNulty, Times Staff Writer
"When Patrick came home in a coffin, the media contacted me," says Nadia McCaffrey. "They asked if I wanted the media to cover it. I knew it was forbidden to take photos of coffins with flags on them. But I thought about it and said, 'Yes.' " The blond, middle-aged speaker is the mother of Sgt. Patrick McCaffrey from Tracy, Calif. He died in Iraq in 2004, and she has worked tirelessly to keep the memory of his life -- and the reality of loss -- in sight.
October 30, 2007 | Charles McNulty, Times Staff Writer
"An earthquake is not an instant. In an instant everything falls apart, everything is lost. Destinies change, intertwine, disintegrate, all in an instant. But the earthquake continues days later."
September 15, 2002 | SCOTT TIMBERG
It's either the zeitgeist, or shameless demographic pandering, or some of both. But the 2002-03 arts season is something of a high-water mark for Southland arts organizations offering Latin American and Latino fare.
October 16, 2005 | Reed Johnson, Times Staff Writer
THERE'S a simple rule one should always observe in Mexico's vast, unforgiving northern wastelands, says Angel Norzagaray: Move too fast, and you'll dry out and die. So Norzagaray has developed what he calls a "desert aesthetic," a list of artistic guidelines for making theater on the edge of nature's blast furnace. First, do away with inessential action and extraneous dialogue.
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