More than three dozen poems related to living along the U.S.-Mexico border and in a bicultural world are presented during Teatro Paraguas’ production “Atravesda: Poetry of the Border,” which runs from January 18-28 at the arts organization’s Calle Marie studio.
“Poems are memorized and acted out, some with props and dialogue,” explains the show’s director Alix Hudson, who is a bilingual early childhood teacher. “Music is underneath some of the poems, while silence is under others. Two of the poems are completely in Spanish.”
Works by poets such as Gloria Anzaldúa, Cordelia Candelaria, Gary Soto, Valerie Martínez, Pat Mora and Alicia Gaspar de Alba are performed by actors including Hudson, Argos MacCallum, Julia Gay, Jojo Sena de Tarnoff and Jonathan Harrell. [Read More…]