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MECA to present workshop performances of one-woman play about Frida Kahlo


El entrecejo

Written and Directed by Angles Romero


Admission:    Reserved Seating - $7.00 online presale

                    General Seating - $10.00 at the door

                    Students and Unibrows - $5.00 at the door


Time:            Friday January 23 - 8:00 pm

                     Saturday January 24 - 8:00 pm

                     Sunday January 25 - 3:00 pm


Location:        MECA Dow School Auditorium

                      1900 Kane Street, Houston, TX 77007


MECA Performing Arts kicks off 2015 with "El Entrecejo" (The Brow: The Life and Times of Frida).  Written and directed by Angeles Romero--and performed by Sayra Contreras--the work is a riveting; 60-minute multimedia; theatre production portraying the tumultuous life of Mexico's iconic painter, Frida Kahlo.  With compelling physicality and the use of interactive film projections, "El Entrecejo" lends new insights into Frida's struggle with polio, a near-fatal bus accident at the age of 18, her tempestuous marriage to Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, her love affairs--among which painting reigned supreme--her many surgeries, and ultimately, her death. Throughout the performance, Death's looming presence at times interacts with Frida and like a paparazzi, voyeuristically captures her with a live camera feed during her most intimate moments. Mexican writer, Carlos Fuentes, compared Kahlo's "fractured self to the schisms and disjunctions, the wars and succession of empires, the turbulence that existed within each epoch of Mexico." While exploring the identity of this complex character and her nation, this play proffers many questions, an important one being "How does one find freedom and self-expression despite being on the brink of death, confined by a pain-ridden body?"


�ngeles Romero was raised between two cultures while growing up in the Mexico-U.S. border. Her artistic work meditates on the new lexicon of contemporary Latino culture and its political relations to American and international cultures.

A playwright, director, as well as a film and stage actor, she has worked with artists and companies like Deborah Hay and AlienNation Co. Romero's past work includes teaching at Ohio State University and serving as Artist-in Residence at Talento Bilingue de Houston. Angeles is a recipient of a Houston Arts Alliance fellowship allowing her to complete her latest play, Puntos de Fuga. Currently she is teaching acting and co-writing a book with Johannes Birringer, MultimediaTheatre: Directing and Performing in Intelligent Environments. 



Performed in Spanish.

MECA mourns the passing of festival performer, Dany Morales.

Danny Morales, a recent performer at MECA's Dia de los muertos Festival 2014, died unexpectedly in December. A talented guitarist, Morales joined Karla Lara's tour, Cantando la Alegre Rebeldia in early November. The trio pictured below featured Morales on guitar, pianist Jose Antonio Velasquez and singer/song writer, Karla Lara. Danny is survived by his wife Mariana and their three Daughters. MECA sends prayers and condolences to the Morales family.



Dany Morales, Karla Lara, Jos� Antonio Velasquez

Photo Credit: Pin Lim



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Winter/Spring After School Program!

New Classes Announced!

Dow School Office/Studio Rental in a unique, historic building

Image by Pin Lim.

The space is available as is:
  • First and last month's rent required as deposit
  • Kitchen access
  • Great location in historic neighborhood and just minutes from downtown Houston with easy access to freeways!
  • Large, functioning windows
  • Lots of character and family friendly

Contact Alice Valdez at (832) 865.6157 for more information.