By Ed Cardona Jr.
Directed by Teatro Vista's Ensemble Member, Nate Santana
October 18 - 21, 2018 | 8:00PM
Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA)
2nd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival “Destinos”
Victory Gardens | 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
Presented by Teatro Vista as part of Destinos – 2nd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival
SHOWS: October 25 - November 18, 2018
Thursdays - Saturdays 7:30PM | Sundays 3:00PM
UrbanTheater | 2620 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
Tickets: $25 | Seniors & students tickets (must show valid ID): $20
In an empty lot on a New York street corner, six men wait: For coffee. For work. For news. For their luck to change. This vital new play places a literal fence line through the center of contemporary dialogue on labor and immigration—and asks whether it’s a divide that can ever be scaled.
American Jornalero focuses on the plight of a group of day laborers/jornaleros in Queens. It is a portrait of the intersecting transient lives in the search for a daily wage in a land of many compromised American dreams. American Jornalero is a compassionate, clear-eyed and illuminating look at lives and people too often ignored in the U.S. landscape.
"Timely, powerful, intimate... puts us in the middle of crippling, outdated immigration policies"
"Poignancy, humor, power... a fresh take on the American Dream"
RICARDO GUTIERREZ SYLVIA HEVIA EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MANAGING & DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
VICTOR MARANA - LUIS
JORDAN ARREDONDO - MARCELO
DILLON KELLEHER - MARK
MIKE CHERRY - MONTEZUMA
RAMON CAMIN - MICHIGAN
TONY BOZZUTO - TOBY
STEPHANIE HUROVITZ - STAGE MANAGER
RICARDO GUTIERREZ - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
JOSE MANUEL DIAZ - SCENIC DESIGN
DIANE D. FAIRCHILD - LIGHTING DESIGN
CAITLIN MCLEOD - COSTUME DESIGN
KENDALL BARRON - SOUND DESIGN
AGATA PACIA - ASSISTANT SOUND DESIGN
KATE LASS - FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER
ANDREI ONEGIN - SEAGULL WORKS - TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Teatro Vista's 2018-2019 season is sponsored by private and public funds provided by:
The Bayless Family Foundation Lester & Hope Abelson
Teatro Vista is proud to be a Victory Gardens' Resident Theater