Norris Square Neighborhood Project: Theatre in Las Parcelas
Produced by Gabriela Sanchez, recipient of the Leeway Art and Change Grant
Saturday, May 13th
RAIN LOCATION: El Batey Bar- 430 Dauphin St, Philadelphia, PA 19133
2pm-4pm: Las Mujeres by Erlina Ortiz
Las Mujeres, is a journey through time as we meet the famous Latinas of herstory's past. Marlene, a workaholic engineer who wouldn’t call herself a feminist, has just been the only woman at her firm promoted to a managerial position. After a devastating encounter, Marlene finds reality has faded away and her kitchen becomes... a party. The guests? Frida Kahlo, Rita Hayworth, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, and Minerva Mirabal. Don’t know them? You will. These remarkable women share their stories of art, and Revolucion! with the comfortable and complacent Marlene, but will she wake up?
4-5pm: Intermission- featuring live music Bloco Sudaca
5-7pm: Shelter in Place by Alisha Adams
Shelter in Place, imagines what it takes for two Puerto Rican women to survive the fall of America. What happens when everything we take for granted disappears? When life pushes us to our limits, how long can we keep love and compassion alive?