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“I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” Debuts at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago

Virginia Isaad
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter is a beloved bestselling novel and now fans can see the story come to life on stage in the world premiere adaptation at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. Adapted by local Latinx playwright Isaac...
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Latinx Playwright Pens Timely Musical “Pedro Pan” About Cuban Immigrant Children

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
After being commissioned to write a children’s musical based on a Latin fairy tale, Cuban-American playwright Rebecca Aparicio stumbled upon a story dubbed Operation Pedro Pan. The musical depicted the real-life history of Cuban children that were separated from their...
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Migguel Anggelo and David Drake’s Latest Play Reclaims the Disco as a Safe Space for the LGBT Community

Bill O’Connor
Now through April 2018, the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center is presenting a series of performances from artists of all backgrounds, inspired by the tragic shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Titled “Fearless,” the goal of the...
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Repertorio Español’s “Blind Spot” Shines a Light on Immigration

Bill O’Connor
With the recent transgender military ban and the tensions surrounding immigration policy, there’s no denying that these two topics are making big headlines. But we don’t often see how the two areas are connected. Repertorio Español is changing that with...