PLACAS 2016 tour

 

RICHMOND, CA

January 21-Jan 24, 2016 
Thurs-Sun
7:30PM
Richmond, CA
Iron Triangle Theater
East Bay Center for Performing Arts

Tix $15 general admission // To purchase tickets click link here: http://bpt.me/2467972

 

January 29-31
OPEN, current looking for booking opportunities

contact andrew@sfiaf.org for more info

 

STOCKTON, CA

February 4-5, 2016
Thurs-Fri
7:30PM
Stockton, CA

Atherton Auditorium Theater, Delta College 

5151 Pacific Ave. Stockton, CA 

TIX: Call Irene Calimlim for info 209-941-0701

email: icclimlim@ffsj.org

 

 

COSTA MESA, CA

February 11-13, 2016
Thursday Saturday
7:30PM
Costa Mesa, CA
South Coast Repertory Theater Nicholas Studio
S
outh Coast Plaza, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Tix $10 general admission // Please purchase tickets for PLACAS in Costa Mesa click here:

http://bpt.me/2485157

Santa Ana residents and UC Irvine Student receive free entrance with ID.

Event parking in structures is $10. The parking structure is not owned or operated by South Coast Repertory.

 

 

LOS ANGELES, CA

February 18-28 (two weeks)
Thurs-Sun
8:00PM (5PM Sundays)
Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA
Casa 0101 Theater

Tix $15 advance; $20 general admission // Please purchase tix for PLACAS in Boyle Heights click here: http://www.casa0101.org

 

 

UPCOMING SHOWS 2016

Placas: The Most Dangerous Tattoo

A Play by Paul S. Flores
Directed by Fidel Gomez

Starring Ricardo Salinas, with Zilah Mendoza, Xavi Moreno, Sarita Ocón, Eric Aviles, Emiliano
Torres, Edgar Barboza

February 18-28, 2016
Thursday-Saturday 8:00PM, Sundays 5:00PM

TIX $15 in advance; $20 at the door
($15 discount for students and groups).
Purchase online www.casa0101.org
For info call 323-263-7684 visit www.placas.org

 

CASA 0101 Theater

2102 East First Street,

Los Angeles, CA 90033

 

 

ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES BOYLE HEIGHTS

Special Event

YOU ARE INVITED!
Playwriting Workshop with Paul S. Flores

TELLING THE REAL: INTERVIEW BASED THEATER WORKSHOP
Saturday February 27, 2016
1PM-4PM
CASA 0101
2102 E. First St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Cost is $25 per person due before beginning of workshop 
***$10 discount if you sign up by Weds February 24.

Must sign up through email
Floresartmgr@gmail.com

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
Are you interested in creating stage performance about local stories in your community? Is there a pressing issue you think is missing from the story about where you live? Learn how to make theater out of true stories, while honoring the spirit and dignity of your community.

Award Winning theater artist, community activist and playwright/producer of PLACAS, Paul S. Flores leads a craft and process based workshop on documentary theater techniques using interviews to create compelling performance for the stage. Participants learn interview techniques, performance and acting skills, and are also introduced to healing practices meant to honor and respect the lives of community members giving their stories for your project.

Please confirm your registration in the workshop by emailing your name and phone number to:
<<floresartmgr@gmail.com>>

Must be over 18 to participate.
First 25 people will be allowed in, then waiting list will follow.

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HEALING UNACCOMPANIED MINORS with Alex Sanchez
Thursday, February 18, 2016
6pm-7:30pm
CASA 0101 Main Theater

PLACAS teams up with Homies Unidos to present a talk with Youth who have fled the violence in Central America as part of a panel before the opening night’s performance. Recently arrived youth who have been involved in Homies Unidos’ Joven Noble and the Central American Youth Council at Augustas Hawkins High school, will speak of their experience as unaccompanied minors in the United States.

 

 

 

PAST SHOWS:

Placas: The Most Dangerous Tattoo

Fri-Sat. April 17-18 7:00pm
Merced
Merced Theatre

Thur-Sat. April 23-25 7:30pm
San Diego
Lincoln High School Performing Arts Center

Thur-Sat. April 30-May 2 7:30pm
Long Beach
Scottish Rite Center

Presented by Paul S. Flores and SF International Arts Festival

Written by Paul S. Flores
Developed with and Directed by Fidel Gomez
Starring Ricardo Salinas


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

These performances were made possible in part by Building Healthy Communities, The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities, The National Compadres Network, The Unity Council, and Homies Unidos.

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Originally developed with Cornerstone Theatre’s artistic director Michael John Garcés, and with the 2016 production directed by Fidel Gomez, PLACAS (barrio slang for body tattoos) is a bilingual tale of fathers and sons, transformation and redemption that illuminates one man’s determination to reunite his family after surviving civil war in El Salvador, immigration, deportation, prison and street violence. PLACAS stars Ric Salinas a founding member of the critically acclaimed performance group CULTURE CLASH as Fausto “Placas” Carbajal, a Salvadoran immigrant who tries to reclaim his family while letting go of his gangbanger past.

PLACAS is written by acclaimed spoken word artist Paul Flores. Flores interviewed more than 100 gang members, parents and intervention workers in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and El Salvador to develop material for the script. Salinas’ role of Fausto is loosely based on the experiences of ex-gang member Alex Sanchez, founder of the Los Angeles based non-profit Homies Unidos.

Production Design Team includes: Tanya Orellana: Set / Pablo Santiago: Lights / Alejandro Acosta: Sound / Eun Yee Nam: Projections / Sarita Ocón: Tattoos / Julian Fernandez; Stage Manager / Marissa Marshall: Technical Director / Eric Reid: Manager

 

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