Juan Manuel Aldape Ph.D
Student of University of California Berkeley
Latino Economic Development Center/Mixed Blood Board
Abra Palabra at Plaza Verde
City of Minneapolis
Mixed Blood Theatre
Nadia Najarro Smith
Certified Court Interpreter
Mixed Blood has a 20-year history of producing work by, with, for, and/or about Latinos. Since 1999 the theatre has produced annually in Spanish and English with bilingual casts, with projected supertitles allowing monolingual speakers to understand the entire production. Diminishing barriers to participation is at the center of the company's Latino initiative.
The advisory council guides Mixed Blood in developing strategies to attract and retain Latino artists and audiences. Read more HERE.
BARBECUE performance captioned in Spanish
Saturday, October 1 at 8pm
Hosted by Mixed Blood's Latino Advisory Council (LAC), this performance of BARBECUE is supertitled in Spanish. The LAC will also host a post show reception and bilingual conversation.
1) Your first and last name
2) Number of people in your party
3) How you learned of this show - Latino Advisory Council member or other method
About the show:
by Robert O'Hara, directed by Thomas W. Jones II
BARBECUE is a darkly funny new play that turns the traditional family comedy on its head, forcing hilarious and uneasy revelations about the assumptions we make about poverty, race and social class.
The whiskey-swilling, chain-smoking, foul-mouthed O'Malley family has gathered in the park to stage an intervention disguised as a barbecue for their sister Barbara, whose drug use has spiraled out of control. With an intervention plan learned from reality television, the siblings bicker and argue about the family’s history and their own addictions as they wait for the guest of honor. Barbara’s arrival reveals a shocking twist that leaves audiences alternating between shock and laughter.
What begins as a slapstick comedy of the drunk leading the drugged transforms into a larger story of race, class, and America’s appetite for misery as entertainment.