Performance of Teatro Luna's Luna Unlaced, a choose-your-own-adventure play at Emerson College in Boston—Monday 28 October 2013
The Ladies of Teatro Luna—Chicago's All-Latina Theatre Company—invited you to participate in Luna Unlaced, a choose your own adventure play, performed at Emerson College in Boston and livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 28 October 2013 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 8 p.m. EDT (Boston).
In Luna Unlaced, the ladies of Luna give you a chance to decide the show live from moment to moment! We’ve unpacked, unfettered, and unlaced our entire canon of work to bring audiences the very best of Luna with our trademark humor that we use when telling our real stories. Using monologues, songs, improv, scenes and poetry, the Ladies of Luna delve into a whole slew of issues ranging from our sexuality, latinidad, adventures in immigrant story archives, unfortunate racist encounters we’ve lived through, and the sometimes self-induced drama that makes up our lives as Latinas in the USA. “Slightly campy, sometimes serious, always deployed with meticulous timing, professionalism and talent, Luna Unlaced is a show with staying power” says TheatreJones. The idea is simple: we’ve picked twenty of our favorite pieces from recent productions, and through a series of random draws, Twitter battles and Latina trivia, the audience picks the twelve pieces they want to see. The show is different every night, and every night, the actors are as surprised by the outcome as the audience. Anything can happen with the Ladies of Luna!
Those who wished to participate in the selection of scenes during the performance from the menu of scenes listed voted for your picks by tweeting @teatroluna and using the hashtag #lunaunlaced starting at 4:45pm PDT (San Francisco) / 7:45pm EDT (New York) on Monday 28 October 2013.
When Teatro Luna, America's only pan-latina theatre company, embarked on their nineteen city international tour this past June with Luna Unlaced, they never anticipated the impact of self-producing their work on the road in what Kinan Valdez has called "old-school teatro style" (but with our modern twists) on the future of Luna programming and the next chapter of the national teatro touring circuit. But after shows in sixteen US cities, thirteen producing partners, a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and countless new fans and friends all over the world, this all-female company is proving that not only can small companies tour in big ways, but they are creating a touring model that can be replicated by other ensembles with shoe-string budgets. Over the summer, Teatro Luna loved making new friends with companies like eSe Teatro (Seattle, WA), Cara Mia Theatre (Dallas, TX), and East LA Rep (Los Angeles, CA) and were privileged to work with veteranos such as Teatro Milagro (Portland, OR), INTAR (New York City, NY) and Company of Angels (Los Angeles, CA). Since returning stateside in September, Teatro Luna continues to tour Luna Unlaced along with their repertory of original devised work and are pumped to come back to New England and provide a platform for live participation during the performance via twitter with not just people in the audience, but with anyone watching the livestream, thanks to Howlround TV.
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