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Breathe, Barelas, Breathe: A Staged Reading of a Trilogy of One-Act Plays

August 3, 2019

7 pm
Orpheum Arts Space
500 2nd St, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

This will be a staged reading of the entire trilogy (90 minutes). Arrive early to see a photo exhibit about Barelas. Followed by refreshments.

This trilogy of one-act plays is written by Barelas resident playwrights Raúl Garza, Leonard Madrid and Mónica Sánchez, and inspired by the history, dreams and musings of one of Albuquerque’s oldest neighborhoods. This trilogy has been developed with the support of Artful Life’s El Puente/Barelas project and in partnership with the NHCC and Homewise.

Two additional readings of the plays are below:

Sunday, July 28, 6 pm at B. Ruppe Drugstore parking lot
807 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Free food and drink followed by a reading of excerpts from the trilogy.

Wednesday, July 31, 7 pm at the NHCC Wells Fargo Auditorium
1701 4th St, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Staged reading of the entire trilogy (90 minutes) followed by refreshments.

The playwrights: 

Raúl Garza is a Barelas-inspired playwright who tells stories that resound with culture, identify, and sense of place. His full-length play, Fantasmaville, received the National Latino Playwriting Award. When not writing, Raúl explores kundalini yoga, devours pop culture, and travel beyond his means. www.theraulito.com.

Leonard Madrid works as a designer, actor, playwright, and educator in Albuquerque. His plays, Tecolotito, Perla, and Aurora, have received a Kennedy Center’s Award for Latino Playwrights. Other plays have received readings and performances around the nation. www.leonardmadrid.org.

Mónica Sánchez has followed her bliss toward a life in the theatre and the theatre of life. She has been a professional theatre maker for the last three decades and happily resides in Barelas. This fall she will join the faculty at Colorado College as Assistant Professor of Playwriting and Performance. www.dramatista.com.

Breathe, Barelas, Breathe Flyer HERE

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