Date(s) - 08/16/2018
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Presented by The VORTEX in partnership with Avante Theatre Project
FUTURX is a festival of new and avant-garde LatinX performance designed to explore the many permutations and intersections of LatinX identity in the 21st Century and beyond. We will feature work from playwrights, solo performers, and improv troupes that dives deep into the complexities of LatinX identity, exploring and critiquing the ways that Latinidad engages with questions of race, ethnicity, color, gender, sexuality, religion, class and citizenship.
Our flagship performance is a workshop run of Jesus I. Valles’s one-man show, (Un)Documents, a portrait of family, citizenship, identity and protest on both sides of the border. Valles’s show will run nightly at 8pm, followed by a different late-night performance. These late-night performances include an encore performance by Latinauts, Austin’s award-winning improvised sci-fi telenovelas, solo work by local actors, and an evening of burlesque and spoken word called Sin Verguenza featuring the reigning Queen of Texas Burlesque, Chola Magnolia (crowned at the Texas Burlesque Fest this year).Saturday daytime programming will feature FREE readings of plays by Krysta Gonzales and Briandaniel Oglesby, as well as a workshop of Glass Half Full’s collaboration with Jesus I. Valles and Gricelda Silva, which will use the myth of El Cucuy to speak about ICE and the Border Patrol. Together, these pieces offer no easy answers, ranging far afield from traditional forms and insisting that we find new ways of articulating our relationship to each other as a multinational community in a neocolonial world.
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