Laugh your hearts out!!

Latin Standards
Written/performed by Marga Gomez   
Directed by David Schweizer

February 14 - 18, 2018
 
"Vibrant....winning heart and humor. Critic's pick!" - The New York Times

 
In her 12th solo play GLAAD Award winner, Marga Gomez performs the loving, funny and true story of perseverance and creative addiction passed down from immigrant father to lesbian daughter. Mixing nostalgia, social commentary and comic edge, Gomez portrays herself as a driven adult child of a blustery Cuban showman. As an impractical tribute to his memory, she defies reason and launches a hipster comedy night at "Esta Noche," a doomed Mission district drag club, during the onset of San Francisco's gentrification crisis. As the story unfolds Gomez muses "Esta Noche might smell like bleach and urinal cake now but I'll just buy all the potpourri in town. Because my father taught me you have to spend money to make money!"
 
Between vivid portrayals of characters from 1960's Manhattan to present day San Francisco, Gomez ponders the ballads (or Latin Standards) penned by her late father Willy Chevalier: a comedian/producer/entrepreneur and composer of dance tunes steeped in jealousy and obsession. The performance runs 80 minutes with no intermission. 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Writer/ performer Marga Gomez is a GLAAD Award and LA Ovation Award-winning writer/performer of 12 solo plays which have been presented at The Public Theater, La Mama ETC, Dixon Place, The Whitney Museum, nationally and internationally including London's ICA, The Edinburgh Fringe, and Montreal's Juste Pour Rire Festival. Gomez is also a stand-up comedian. Her television appearances include LOGO's "One Night Stand," Comedy Central's "Out There," and HBO's "Comic Relief." She was recently named "2017 Best Of The Bay Comedian" by the SF Bay Guardian and 48 hills. Her screen roles include "Sphere" (Warner Brothers) Tracy Takes On... (HBO) and most recently she was featured on the Netflix series Sense8. Gomez was an original Member of Culture Clash. In 2016 NBC named her one of eleven "Out Latinos you should know." The SF Weekly named Marga one of "2016's Artists To Watch." 

Check out her website  Here! 

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Upcoming Workshop!

Introduction to Commedia dell'Arte

Four day workshop,
Monday- Thursday, February 19-22!

6-8:30pm

This workshop features an exploration of the masks, stock characters, and scenarios of classical Italian Commedia dell'Arte through a contemporary approach. Participants will be introduced to the physical technique, character based improvisation, nimble pace, and riotous fun of the form.

$65 Fee 




ABOUT THE ARTIST/INSTRUCTOR   

Claire Marie Mannle has her MFA from the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theater and her BA from Smith College. She came to Tucson via Los Angeles where she worked with The Grand Guignolers, Cornerstone Theater Company, the Antaeus Academy, and SITI Company. Around town she has worked with Arizona Repertory Theatre (The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest), The Rogue Theatre (White Snake, Macbeth, The Grapes of Wrath) and The Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre (Two Plays for Lost Souls: The Yellow Wallpaper). She has taught Commedia dell'arte at Interlochen Arts Camp, A Noise Within, and The University of Arizona where she is an Instructor for the School of Theatre, Film and Television.

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