Latino Theatre Projects has been awarded a Seattle Times 2017 Footlight Award in today’s paper! Check out this article from today’s Seattle Times awarding the 2017 Footlight Awards. The article is divided between theatre critics Misha Berson, Dusty Somers, and Brendan Kiley. Under each of them, they feature trends and recognize excellence in various categories. […]
Klara is a transplant from the border city El Paso, TX. Klara moved out to the Pacific Northwest to experience various types of performance, to network within the Puget Sound community, and to commit to diverse creative practices. As a new college graduate from the University of Texas at El Paso, she is diving into the professional realm of performance where she hopes to gain and share lifelong experiences. Klara appeared in many roles as an undergraduate at UTEP. Recently, she was seen in Seattle in the 2016 Intiman Emerging Artist Program summer festival as Shelley Winters (A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White) and Shakespeare (The Owl Answers). She is honored to be celebrating the underrepresented Latino community through this story of unity. She sends her thanks to her family. Gracias!
In 26 Miles, Klara portrays 15-year old, half-Cuban Olivia, the daughter or Beatriz and Aaron. When her parents split up when she was six, her father was given full custody of her and he has raised her. She has had little contact with her mother since then. She is a bright, creative girl who doesn’t feel like she fits in with her classmates. She writes and distributes her own “zine.” (The play takes place in 1987 which pre-Internet, folks!) She finds an outlet for her philosophic world view and her adolescent angst through her zine. At a very low point, she calls Beatriz in the middle of the night. Beatriz comes to pick her up and the two of them go on a spontaneous, transformative journey to Yellowstone Park, On the road, mother and daughter slowly rediscover their bond and Olivia learns to embrace her identity as Latino.
You really don’t want to miss this entertaining and moving story. Get your tickets today.at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2793004