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Free and open to the public, UCR’s Latina/o/x Play Project is proud to present:

The Spring 2018 Showcase

Featuring:

Stuck Somewhere In Between by Celeste Gomez

El Recalentado by Ruth Madrid

The Trouble With… by Cloud Whorl and Kaitlin Williams

Friday, May 25th @ 7PM

Saturday, May 26th @ 7PM

Reserve your FREE Tickets here: http://artsblock.ucr.edu/Performance/spring-2018-showcase

**Please arrive 30 minutes before the show to ensure a seat!

These shows are for mature audiences only. If you have any questions email us: ucrlpp@gmail.com and please feel free to share to all social media platforms!

Stuck Somewhere In Between by Celeste Gomez

A young high school student wants to pursue her dream to attend an out of state college, but problems arise at home. As she tries to convince her protective father to let her go, her estranged mother comes back into her life. With her family life and college dreams on the ropes, Micaela Claudio will learn what it means to be family and that familia es todo.


The Trouble With… by Cloud Whorl and Kaitlin Williams

Think dating apps are awkward now? Meet silence and “Hope”; two middle aged women looking for love online. silence is a 52 year old woman with three roommates, a bunch of bibles and issues saying what she means. “Hope” is a mother of two who spends too much time at Walmart, and doesn’t know how to love her kids. Watch them read their profiles, take their match quizzes, have their first chat and finally their first date. Will they fall for each other? Or will they just fall apart?

El Recalentado by Ruth Madrid

In this modern day recalentado, three high school seniors from a small city in East Los Angeles embark on an emotional journey. After a night of drinking and dancing, Marilu, a high school student, wakes up unable to remember the events of the party, and missing her abuelita’s rosario. When her best friend Deanna and Omar reveal to her that there was much more to look for than her rosario, the two agree to help Marilu find the one responsible for her losses.

UCR's Latinx Play Project host the Diversifying the Classics project from UCLA--performances, Q&A, and refreshments!

UCR's Latinx Play Project is hosting the Diversifying the Classics project from UCLA lead by Prof. Barbara Fuchs. We'd love for you to join us for performances, Q&A, and refreshments! We will meet in INTS 1109 on Wed. April 24 from 1- 3:00.

"Diversifying the Classics encompasses five initiatives: L.A. Escena Performance Series, Hispanic classical theater and adaptations for L.A. audiences; Library of Translated Hispanic Classical Plays, a digital resource for theater practitioners; Classic Comedia, a bilingual digital and print anthology of monologues for actors; Classics in the Classroom, a program to introduce Hispanic classical theater to students via adaptations, the compilation of supporting materials, and connections with K–12 arts educators; and a future Performance Studies Database, listing scholars in the field prepared to guide theater professionals approaching new and underrepresented texts."

To RSVP please fill out this short form: https://goo.gl/forms/YDJ44OFTlCG60csE3

Currently, RSVP's need to be in by the 12th (Thursday; 12pm). Hope you can make it!

SPRING SHOWCASE AUDITIONS

OPEN TO ALL UCR STUDENTS, ALL MAJORS AND CLASS STANDINGS

Audition Dates

Monday-Wednesday (04/02-04/11) 6:30pm-9pm @ Rivera Study Room 213 (please walk in anytime). Performers of all ethnicities encouraged to audition. No memorized monologue required, but feel free to bring a resume.

Audition Form: https://goo.gl/forms/leWORWBO7YuJj3mx1

Produced by Latina/o Play Project

El Recalentado by Ruth Madrid

and

Writer's Block by Celeste Gomez

Rehearsals: Monday-Tuesday (04/16-05/22) 5:30pm-9:30pm Tech: Thursday, 05/24 6pm-10pm

Performances: Friday (05/25) 7pm and Saturday (05/26) 7pm at the UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts in Downtown Riverside. Two staged readings of one act plays (no memorization, minimal blocking, scripts in hand).

If you are unavailable to audition on any of these nights, please feel free to email us at ucrlpp@gmail.com. We are also looking for production team/crew, as well, permanent LPP ensemble staff members (Applications open until April 20th)! Please email us if you're interested! Don't forget to find us on social media! Facebook/Instagram: UCRLPP

TFDP Production credit is provided to students who participate in production of the show!


"A Bolivian Professor risks his health and faculty position for the academic success of his students. However, a blanket accusation from school district investigators threatens the future and livelihood of these students."

UCR's Latinx Play Project is proud to present:

Stand and Deliver

Based Upon the Screenplay by Ramón Menéndez and Tom Musca

Adapted by Robert Bella

Directed by: Bryan Sosa and Gabriela Kreszchuk

Thursday, March 15th @ 7PM

Reserve your FREE Tickets here: http://artsblock.ucr.edu/Performance/stand-and-deliver

**Please arrive 30 Minutes early to ensure your seat!

If you have any questions, please email us at: UCRLPP@gmail.com

UCR's Latinx Play Project is proud to present:

Mr. Bundy

Written by: Jane Martin

Directed by: Kaitlin-Rose Williams

Friday, March 9th @ 7pm (Voces Unidas: Flashes of Hope)

Saturday, March 10th @ 7pm (Voces Unidas: Flashes of Hope)

Reserve your FREE Tickets here: http://artsblock.ucr.edu/Performance/mr-bundy

**Please arrive 30 minutes before the show to ensure a seat!

This show deals with triggering subjects, like child sexual assault, and is highly suggested for mature audiences only. If you have any questions email us: ucrlpp@gmail.com and please feel free to share to all social media platforms!

"This powerful drama examines the fears of parents driven to do "the right thing" when the safety of their daughter is in doubt. A mother and father who learn that the next door neighbor is a convicted child molester consider both vigilance and vigilantism before being forced into action by a pair of child advocacy crusaders. The shocking climax hits a raw nerve, leaving the audience to consider where the line between right and wrong lies."

We are currently accepting play submissions for our annual Spring Showcase! Feel free to submit your work as a staged reading or fully staged performance.

Apply and Submit here:

https://goo.gl/forms/LoeMvBPhuu00QdUj1


If you'd like to become a member of the LPP, LFP, or Voces Unidas staff, apply here:

https://goo.gl/forms/Y8IwX2SstbZXYHqm1

All applications close March 18th @ 11:59pm

Voces Unidas: Flashes of Hope

The goal of Voces Unidas: Flashes of Hope is to help the people of Puerto Rico gain some of the necessary supplies they need to maintain their lives. We, as a community, can support them through artistic intervention. We’ll be sending flashlights and food storage containers and you can help us send a message of love and hope. You can create works of art on those food containers and small bracelets that we’ll attach to the flashlights. Voces Unidas: Flashes of Hope will be on March 9th and 10th, 6:30pm-7:30pm @ the Culver Center of the Arts awning. So, stop on by our tables--before the Mr. Bundy performance--and send your message of support through art!

Play Submissions

We are currently accepting play submissions for our annual Spring Showcase! Feel free to submit your work as a staged reading or fully staged performance.

Apply and Submit here:

https://goo.gl/forms/XwHUDYeEvyVcyCjA3

Applications close March 1st!

Auditions

If you are unavailable to audition on any of these nights, please feel free to contact us. We are also looking for production team/crew, as well as, permanent LPP ensemble staff members!

TFDP Special Studies Credit is provided to students who participate in production of the shows!

Mr. Bundy by Jane Martin

Rehearsals: Monday-Wednesday (01/22-03/07) 6pm-9pm

Performances: Friday (03/09) 8pm and Saturday (03/10) 8pm at the UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts in Downtown Riverside. Staged Reading of Full-Length Play (no memorization, minimal blocking, scripts in hand).

Stand and Deliver by Robert Bella

Rehearsals: Monday and Wednesday 5:30pm-9pm, Tuesday 8:15pm-11pm (01/22 - 03/13)

Performance: Wednesday (03/14) 8pm at the UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts in Downtown Riverside. This is a fully staged performance (with props, sets, and costumes).