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Read, Watch, Listen: September 15, 2020

As we flatten the curve and look out for our neighbors, we find ourselves with a lot of time and nowhere to go! Entertain yourself with these amazing options from the comfort of your home.


Wasting Disease by Amanda Gomez

Amanda Gomez is a Puerto Rican and Spanish poet from Norfolk, VA. Her poetry chapbook is a part of the New Women’s Voices Series. Filled with powerful Brown female experiences, Nishat Ahmed says “Amanda Gomez spares no one and no thing in her brilliant and sharp debut.”

Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora

Unaccompanied is a collection of poems about Javier Zamora’s experience emigrating from El Salvador to the United States. Having left El Salvador at age nine, Zamora writes haunting stories of the experiences traveling through Guatemala and Mexico to eventually arrive in California. Zamora now holds an MFA from NYU and continues to use his platform to tell his story.

(left, Javier Zamora).

HowlRound: Classical Theatre in Another Strange Land by Esther Fernández

In this essay, Esther Fernández introduces us to En Otro Reino Extraño directed by David Boceta: “which situates excerpts from Lope de Vega’s plays and poems within a contemporary digital framework and weaves in a twenty-first-century perspective and reactions from the actors staging the works.”

Writings Beneath My Tongue by Elvia Susana Rubalcava

Elvia Susana Rubalcava is a Latinx poet, playwright, director, producer, teaching artist, and community organizer. Raised in Santa Ana, CA, Elvia has made a name for herself in the arts community. Elvia publishes her poetry on her website and has recently started a poetry podcast. To learn more about Elvia, visit her website! Listen to her podcast Writings Beneath My Tongue on Spotify.


Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Josefina López

HowlRound hosts a regular series called “Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour” with accomplished, produced Latinx playwrights. Including Josefina Lopez, some series guests include Brian Quijada, and more: “Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour is a Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S. to share writing practices, experiences, and insightful anecdotes of practice, process, and inspiration...”

Learn more on HowlRound.


Let’s Talk by In The Margin

As part of In the Margin Theatre’s goal to provide a platform for intersectional narratives, In the Margin’s podcast, “Let’s Talk” features special guests and discussions regarding different topics of marginalization in hopes to bring light to issues and continue fostering a progressive dialogue. Find out more on In The Margin's website.

The Chicana Project - Interviews

Volunteer interviewers and participants met from August 2019 - February 2020 to share their personal experiences related to the word Chicana. These conversations are over 12 hours long and explore the Chicanx identity, intersectionality, culture, art, and more. To learn more about the Chicana project and to listen to interviews, visit the Makara Center for the Arts’s website.

The Educated Actor

Hosted and produced by Natalie Cruz, Mat Belnas, and Caroline Xique, The Educated Actor podcast is an ongoing conversation with emerging Los Angeles actors who are trying to figure out “the business.” Listen on Spotify.

New Black Math

Hosted by Leelee Jackson and Erika Alejandra, the two BIPOC theatre artists reflect on the histories of Black theatre/musical theatre and the impact that Black people have had on entertainment in the U.S. and around the world. Listen here.

Love, Locuras, Arte

Chicanas, Cholas, y Chismes podcast is a podcast for “the Chingona in all of us!” Join the CCC ladies as they discuss Latinidad, art, self care, and more. Listen on Radio Public.

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