In the new cross-generational, multimodal cataclysm of a project, Midori Takada, Lafawndah, and Partel Oliva create an experience that would best be described as ambitious and adventurous. Using the Japanese and Senegalese folklore archetype of a fox, Le Renard Bleu is musical that calls on the cunning fox to bring energy to audiences.
“This mic kills fascists,” reads the tagline on Hari Kondabolu’s new special now out on Netflix, Warn Your Relatives. It is just the commentary we all needed right now. In a politicized era where almost any topic and any comment is being evaluated under a political microscope, Kondabolu gives us an hour that is not pedantic but just a self-deprecating recounting of a comedian of color’s experience in 2018 U.S.A.
Aimee Garcia’s roles have taken quite a leap since her spot as George Lopez’s niece on the the George Lopez show. Garcia has also appeared in shows like Dexter, Trauma, Family Guy, Vegas, and so many others. But her largest role has to be that of Ella Lopez, on Fox Network’s Lucifer, where Garcia is the forensic scientist helping the devil himself solve crimes in Los Angeles.
The now El Paso based-Cuban created theatre company, Jazz Vilá Projects, are set to perform their self-described “modern” rendition of Spanish playwrights, Calderón de la Barca’s, La Vida es Sueño. The performance will take place April 11 at 7:00 PM at the Chamizal National Memorial on the U.S. side of the border.
After seemingly appearing in every great comedy on TV, Aparna Nancherla has announced a new tour, “It’s Me Again: An Aparna Nancherla Tour.” Nancherla just finished the first season Comedy Central’s freshly cynical comedy, Corporate, on which she plays a human resources manager.
Behind the curtains, backstage all of the magic happens for the UTEP (University of Texas at El Paso) Department of Theatre and Dance. The department has grown tremendously over the years as the department has put on memorable shows and it is because of the dedication of the faculty like Clinical Professor and Director of Audience Development, Adriana Dominguez, and Assistant Professor, Rebecca Rivas.
At the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Marty Martin lectures in a theatrical way, with accents and gesticulations. He is the thespian turned professor that speaks about Tennessee Williams and then spontaneously exclaims “David-fucking-Mamet” with an arm up in mid-monologue.