Tag Archives: Victoria Collado
Native Gardens is, indeed, a comedy infused with character-based humor that satisfies as a warm summer evening of laughs. But Karen Zacarías’ social satire at GableStage gently weaves in themes about a new generation gap, unintentional racism, pride, ambition, immigration, borders, ageism, classism, competition, obsession and a half-dozen other topics.
Zoetic Stage’s #Graced is an episodic road trip veering all over the place in a theatrically metaphorical jalopy bouncing along on a journey for its protagonists to discover who they are personally and what America is in the 21st Century.
In the 84-year-old Ruben Rabasa, a tall skinny but gnome-like looking creature brimming with life and humor, GableStage audiences are treated to a wild and quirky interaction with this winning clown in Rubenology: The Making of An American Legend.
Michael Leon’s world premiere The Cubans at Miami New Drama delivers an almost tactile depiction of how an extended family with multiple generations prioritize family unity while trying to preserve their culture and values against social pressure to assimilate and their children embrace a diverse outside world.
The experience of losing everything to the Cuban revolution, the visceral experience of being oppressed, the experience of leaving your beloved country, those are the hallmarks of the surprisingly effective immersive drama Amparo.
Its creators acknowledge that the drama Amparo has familiar elements, especially the story of a family escaping Cuba and finding success in a new land. But the way the story is designed to surround and immerse patrons so that they see, hear and feel what the characters are undergoing – thereby making a unique connection even for viewers who are not Cuban-American.