THE GEORGIA T. MCCLAY FRIENDSHIP CENTER
When you come to The Pasadena Playhouse, we invite you step into The Georgia T. McClay Friendship Center for interactive exhibits, dramaturgical material and conversation surrounding our Main Stage productions. The exhibits and installations change with each production. Check this page frequently for current information.
Running September 8 - October 4
CONTEXTUALIZING REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES
In conjunction with Real Women Have Curves, please enjoy the interactive exhibit curated by Community Organizer Victor Vazquez.
The exhibit features Los Fotos Project's photo exhibition and interactive writing project, “Wonder Women."
Las Fotos Project is a non-profit community-based photography program located in East Los Angeles whose mission is to bring about positive change for young women facing adversity in South, Central and East Los Angeles. Through one-on-one mentoring, photography trainings, and assigned field projects, Las Fotos Project provides a creative outlet for students, encouraging them to express their artistic talents and explore their imagination, while building self-confidence. Want to learn more about Las Fotos Project? Visit: www.lasfotosproject.org
Las Fotos Project is sharing sixteen images from ESTA SOY YO: Wonder Women, a youth photography exhibition documenting the women who inspire them to be their best selves. Photos include letters from each of the girls to their ‘Wonder Women’.We invite our audiences to write postcards to the women who inspire them
The exhibit also includes a history of the garment industry in Los Angeles, provided by Garment Worker Center (GWC). GWC is a worker rights organization whose mission is to organize low-wage garment workers in Los Angeles in the fight for social and economic justice. GWC addresses the systemic problems of wage theft, unhealthy and unsafe working conditions, and the abusive and inhumane treatment faced by workers on-the-job. Want to learn more, visit: www.garmentworkercenter.org.
In addition, Real Women Have Curves merchandise provided by CASA 0101, will be available for audiences to purchase in the Friendship Center. CASA 0101 was founded by Josefina Lopez, playwright of Real Women Have Curves, in 2000 to fulfill her vision of bringing art and live theater programs to the community she grew up in, Boyle Heights.
As always, we will have a journal as part of the exhibit to capture your feedback.
Stop by the Friendship Center before the show, at intermission, or after the performance.