TDPS presents The New Play Reading Series | Sombras, Nada Mas by Megan Xotchilt Espinoza

Performing Arts - Theater | March 4 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time

 Megan Xotchilt Espinoza

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

TDPS and the New Play Reading Series present Sombras, Nada Mas, envisioned and written by Megan Xotchilt Espinoza.

Bienvenida is undergoing the transition between a life where she suffered from dementia and a death where she is able to remember everything. We journey through her granddaughter, Soledad's, and her relationship in time to understand when the forgetting began. As a grandmother-becoming-ancestor, she confronts what she was taught to never speak on: the truth.

About the Series: The New Play Reading Series is a directed group study course led by current Performance Studies graduate students. Students in the course form a repertory theater company dedicated to the reading of three new plays by up-and-coming playwrights. Attendance is free and open to the public.

About the Playwright: "My name is Megan Xotchilt, y soy de South Central y South Gate L.A. Daughter of a badass mother, and sister to two hilarious siblings. I'm a writer, xillona, and visual artist who creates from a place of memory, mourning, and the unspoken. When I'm not writing, I'm probably running, snoring, drawing, or munchin’ on plantain chips. This being my fifth and final year, I will be graduating with a B.A. in Ethnic Studies, a minor in Xicana Studies, and a passion for la palabra. Here's to storytelling the stories we've been too afraid to tell!"

Directions to B4 Dwinelle Hall: Room B4 is located on Level B of Dwinelle Hall in the Berkeley Language Center corridor. The room is accessible via the ground-level entrance on the southwest corner of Dwinelle Hall, adjacent to Dwinelle Annex and the circle driveway. Public parking is available in the Dwinelle Hall lot after 5pm only. See this website for additional parking options.

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