Former WISC Fellow Lisandra Tena performs GUERA in Albuquerque and Taos
We are delighted to announce former WISC Fellow, Lisandra Tena will be performing the one-woman show, GUERA, that she wrote during her WISC residency in Albuquerque and Taos.
Thursday April 14, 2016 at 7:00PM
North Fourth Arts Center
4904 4th St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
purchase tickets at www.vsartsnm.org
Friday and Saturday April 22 & 23, 2016 at 7:00pm
Taos Community Auditorium
145 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Taos, NM 87571
purchase tickets at www.tcataos.org
GUERA: a one-woman show written and performed by Lisandra Tena
Rebeca Mayorga, director
A SPROUTS International Ensemble Theater Production
Structurally innovative and emotionally riveting. Guera ("White Girl") is the nuanced, unflinching story of one young woman's struggle to survive while growing up with a drug-addicted mother and an overwhelmed, alternately tender and violent father.
Drawing on her years as a waitress, Tena sets her story in a Mexican restaurant; as the waitress, she banters with the audience, inviting them to choose the evening’s scenes from the menu: chips and salsa to dessert. With each selection, she serves up a vignette from her life, moving seamlessly from engaging hostess to the characters who defined her life.
No matter the combination of choices, the play has an arc, and the audience gets the same story, albeit through different vignettes.
While each performance is different, depending on the scenes selected, every performance is a riveting, emotionally charged experience, celebrating the tenacity and triumph of the human spirit.
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