Walk a Mile in His Zapatos.
Confessions of a Mexpatriate New Mexico Premiere
at Teatro Paraguas Feb. 6-8
Original production from playwright Raul Garza
portrays struggle of straddling two homelands
SANTA FE, New Mexico, December 28, 2014 — Teatro Paraguas presents Confessions of a Mexpatriate, an original one-man performance. …Mexpatriate depicts the misadventures of a man who embarks on a journey across Mexico in search of his life’s meaning, and in a discovery of what it truly means to be Mexican-American.
Mexpatriate takes the audience on the adventure of one heavily-American-media-saturated man, embarking on a passage across Mexico, in which he comes to embrace the beauty of the culture and what Mexico means to Mexican-Americans. A memory and a fantasy, scary and welcoming … these are just a few of the aspects of this comedic look at a soul-searching experience. Mexpatriate is portrayed by actor Mical Trejo and is directed by Ken Webster. Both Trejo and Webster are award-winning theater artists.
“We want the audience to view the struggles, discoveries and beauty that come with being Mexican-American in both the U.S. and Mexico,” says Argos MacCallum, artistic director of Teatro Paraguas. “Confessions of a Mexpatriate offers exactly that.”
Mexpatriate runs Feb. 6-8, Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie Suite B Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507. Admission is $12 for students and seniors; general admission is $15.
For reservations, please call 505-424-1601, or email <firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about all performances, please visit teatroparaguas.org
About Raul Garza: Raul Garza’s first full-length play, “Fantasmaville,” received the 2007 National Latino Playwriting Award. As a writer for Austin’s Latino Comedy Project, Raul contributed to numerous stage and touring shows. When not writing plays, Raul teaches yoga, fills up on pop culture and serves as co-founder and creative director of TKO Advertising. Raul wrote Confessions of a Mexpatriate during a writing residency at Arquetopia in Oaxaca, Mexico, fall 2012.