ELAC Theater Arts Presents ELACTRICITYPosted: May/12/2022 3:14 PM
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ELAC Theater Arts Presents ELACTRICITY
MONTEREY PARK, CA - ELAC Theater Dept has created a timely production, with the show, ELACTRICITY - a journey through theatrical time featuring, Los Vendidos, by celebrated playwright, Luis Valdez, founder of El Teatro Campesino, the Farmworker’s Theater!
ELAC Theater Faculty and Director, Cristina Frias is the first Latina to be hired full-time in the ELAC Theater Department. She says “ELACTRICITY features works by formidable theater artists who made it possible for someone like me, a Mexican-American, a Chicana, to imagine and dream of a life in the theater.” Frias is dedicated to teaching Theater for Social Justice alongside an eclectic cannon of Latine/x playwrights who carry on the legacy of telling stories by and for the global majority.
On Saturday, May 7th, members of the 50th Anniversary Chicano Moratorium Committee attended the play and shared oral history with the cast. In attendance was Rosemary Soto Rodriguez who taught Chicano Theater in 1971 on the ELAC Campus.
ELAC and the Committee are planning an oral history project to celebrate and honor the legacy of these historical voices. Professor Frias will be the facilitator for this intergenerational project.
ELACTRICITY also includes work by Latins Anonymous, Latina Theater Lab with Ric Salinas (Culture Clash), Diane Rodriguez, Luis Alfaro, Marisela Norte, Sandra Munoz, Alma Cervantes Celina Martinez, Janine Salinas, Lisa Rameriz and original work by the ELAC students!
Performances run through May 15th. You can purchase your tickets for all performances here: https://elactheaterarts.ticketleap.com/elactricity/dates
Saturday, May 14th, 2:00 p.m. we are celebrating "ELAC Day at the Theater!" Join us!
The ELAC Theater Arts Department is a two-year program and offers an Associate of Arts Degree and an Associate of Arts Transfer degree along with Skills Certificates and Certificates of Achievement. Students are encouraged to attend classes while participating in our productions, to better understand all aspects the craft. To learn more about the department visit their website at https://elactheater.org/. You can follow ELAC Theater on Instagram @ELACacting, @ELACtechnicaltheatre, @ELACtheatre, or @ELACcostumes.
ELAC is the largest of nine two-year community colleges within the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), www.laccd.edu. More information about ELAC is available online at http://www.elac.edu/. Follow ELAC on social media, Facebook @Eastlacollege, Twitter @Eastlacollege, and Instagram @ELACHuskies.