In November 2016, AZ ArtWorker will partner with Teatro Bravo to present a writing and acting workshop with Richard Montoya, co-founder of Chicano theatre group, Culture Clash. Participants will focus on the use of satire and humor to address social and culturally relevant content.  This workshop is ideal for playwrights and actors whose work addresses identity and social justice.  

Writing and Acting Workshop with Richard Montoya
With an introduction by Ricky Araiza of Teatro Bravo

Monday, November 14
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Cost: Free

Join Richard Montoya, co-founder of Chicano theatre group Culture Clash, for a writing and acting workshop.  Participants will focus on the use of satire and humor to address social and culturally relevant content.  This workshop is ideal for playwrights and actors whose work addresses identity and social justice.

Richard Montoya is an American playwright, actor, filmmaker, and co-founder of the collective performance trio, Culture Clash, which was formed in 1984 in San Francisco’s Mission District.  Montoya is the son of well-known artist, poet, and activist José Montoya. Richard Montoya is best known for his satire and humor in grappling with issues of race, politics, and history.  Richard Montoya has authored commissioned works for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Yale Repertory, Berkeley Rep, Getty Villa.  He is an alumni of the Sundance Institute Writers and Directors Lab, and a two-time Annenberg Film Fellow.  

ASU Performance in the Borderlands is a presenting, public programming and education initiative dedicated to the understanding and promotion of cultural performance in the borderlands.

CALA Alliance (Celebración Artística de las Américas) is a non-profit organization that creates shared arts experiences that encourage cultural understanding between people of the Americas. CALA is dedicated to inspiring and educating Arizonans and the international community about the richness and depth of artistic talent in our local community and to creating new understandings through art about Arizona’s relationship to the Americas.

Teatro Bravo produces plays in English and Spanish that promote a complex portrait of U.S. Latino and Latin American populations of Arizona, and also seeks to develop the talents of Latino actors, directors, playwrights, designers, stage managers, and administrators.

This program is supported through a grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

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