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Culture Clash’s Bordertown Now  | 

May 30 — June 24
Twenty years after their searing hit Bordertown premiered, LA’s very own Culture Clash returns to the southern border to investigate the state of affairs once again. Re-imagined, remixed and fully reloaded, Bordertown Now is an irreverent look at the people at the center of one of America’s most hot-button controversial issues, and the walls that divide us all. Infused with their trademark comedic approach, the nation’s premier Chicano/Latino performance trio joins Obie Award-winning artist and director Diane Rodriguez to redefine the boundaries of theater and break down the divisions between cultures.

By Culture Clash: Ric Salinas & Herbert Sigüenza with new material by Richard Montoya

Directed by Diane Rodriguez

Tickets: $25+

 

Twenty years after their searing hit Bordertown premiered, LA’s very own Culture Clash returns to the southern border to investigate the state of affairs once again. Re-imagined, remixed and fully reloaded, Bordertown Now is an irreverent look at the people at the center of one of America’s most hot-button controversial issues, and the walls that divide us all. Infused with their trademark comedic approach, the nation’s premier Chicano/Latino performance trio joins Obie Award-winning artist and director Diane Rodriguez to redefine the boundaries of theater and break down the divisions between cultures.

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Playhouse Talks

Engage in lively dialogue with renowned experts and community leaders after every performance of Bordertown Now

WEDNESDAY MAY 30 | 8:00 P.M.
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Professor Roberto Suro – Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the School of Policy
Professor Zach Steel – USC School of Dramatic Arts

 

THURSDAY MAY 31 | 8:00 P.M.
California Immigrant Policy Center
Buiza Cynthia – Executive Director

Friday June 1 | 8:00 P.M.
The US Lifestyle Group
Rafael Agustín – Writer on The CW Show, Jane the Virgin
Julissa Arce – Political commentator, speaker, writer and best-selling author of My (Underground) American Dream
Bambadjan “Bamba” Bamba – Actor and Filmmaker
Uriel Saenz – CEO, The US Lifestyle Group

 

Saturday June 2 | 2:00 P.M.
89.3 – Southern California Public Radio
Oscar Garza – Senior Producer, The Frame
Leslie Berestein-Rojas – Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter
Richard Montoya – Culture Clash

 

Saturday June 2 | 8:00 P.M.
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Susana Bautista – Executive Director
Ana Serrano – Artist

 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 6 | 8:00 P.M.
Luis J. Rodriguez – American poet, novelist, journalist, critic, and columnist

 

Thursday June 7 | 8:00 P.M.
Alhambra Latino Association
Tammy Scorcia – Alhambra Teachers Association President
Javier Gutierrez – Alhambra High School Teacher
Adele Andrade-Stadler – Alhambra Board of Education

 

FRIDAY JUNE 8 | 8:00 P.M.
All Saints Episcopal Church
Mike Kinman – Rector

 

SUNDAY JUNE 10 | 2:00 P.M.
University of California, Los Angeles
Kelly Lytle Hernandez – Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Associate Director of the Chicano Studies Research Center

 

Sunday June 10 | 7:00 P.M.
Dream Team Los Angeles
Jose Jaspeodo – Steering Committee Lead
Betty Jaspeado – Community Education, and Organizing
Karen – Chief Policy Analyst
Kevin Solis – Policy, Community Education, and Media

 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 13 | 8:00 P.M.
Self Help Graphics

 

THURSDAY JUNE 14 | 8:00 P.M.
Immigration Resource Center San Gabriel
Jonathan Fung – IRC staff attorney
Matathi Benjamin – Immigration lawyer and IRC ally
Robert Romero – IRC Board member

 

FRIDAY JUNE 15 | 8:00 P.M.
Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice
Javier Hernandez – Director

 

SATURDAY JUNE 16 | 2:00 P.M.
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Angelica Salas – Executive Director

 

Saturday June 16 | 8:00 P.M.
KPFK
Lalo Alcaraz – Author, artist, cartoonist, pocho

 

SUNDAY JUNE 17 | 2:00 P.M.
KPFK
Betto Arcos – Freelance Radio Journalist (NPR, KPCC, KPFK)

 

Sunday June 17 | 7:00 P.M.
TBA

 

TUESDAY JUNE 19 | 8:00 P.M.
National Hispanic Media Coalition
Alex Nogales – President & CEO

 

Wednesday june 20 | 8:00 P.M.
Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
Patricia Ortiz, Program Director

 

Thursday June 21 | 8:00 P.M.
House of Arts and Ideas

 

Friday June 22 | 8:00 P.M.
House of Arts and Ideas

 

Saturday June 23 | 2:00 P.M.
Gustavo Arellano – California columnist, LA Times Opinion

 

Saturday June 23 | 8:00 P.M.
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Sunday June 24| 2:00 P.M.
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Sunday June 24 | 7:00 P.M.
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Sunday june 24 | 7:00 P.M.
Councilmember Jose Huizar, 14th District

 

Wine Wednesday

Preview week Wednesday, ticket holders are invited to come early and enjoy complimentary wine in The Library at Pasadena Playhouse.

Date: May 30

Starts at 7:00PM

Creative Team

Culture Clash

A Chicano/Latino performance troupe comprised of writer-comedians Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Sigüenza. Their work ranges from comedic sketches to full-length plays and screenplays that feature political and social satire. Their works have been collected in two volumes: Culture Clash: Life, Death and Revolutionary Comedy and Culture Clash in AmeriCCa: Four Plays. Their papers are housed at the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Oviatt Library.

Diane Rodriguez (Director)

Diane Rodriguez is an Off-Broadway, Obie Award-winning theater artist. In the 2016-2017 Los Angeles Theatre Center season, Diane wrote and directed the world premiere of The Sweetheart Deal which was developed by New Harmony in Indiana, the Atlantic Theatre’s Latino Mix Fest in NYC and the Black Swan Lab at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The production was part of El Fuego, a project and initiative of the Latinx Theatre Commons.  She has directed for Playwright’s Arena Erik Patterson’s world premiere production SICK (Best Director Nomination LA Weekly Awards) as well as for East West Players, Cornerstone Theater Company, Southcoast Repertory, the Fountain Theatre, Center Theatre Group, the Odyssey Theatre, City Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA, Mixed Blood in Minneapolis, Actor’s Theatre of Phoenix (Two Best Director Nominations, Arizona Theatre Awards), Borderlands Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Victory Gardens in Chicago, among others. She directed the premiere production of her play Living Large in 2012 for Teatro Luna in Chicago. She served on the TCG Board for eight years and was president for three. She is Associate Artistic Director at Center Theatre Group, and was appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Arts – a body that advises the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and was chosen for the 2016 Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Denham Fellowship for women directors for her production of The Sweetheart Deal.

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This project is supported in part by an award from The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation.