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“The Camera is My Beloved”
Essay

“The Camera is My Beloved”

Michelle Memran Creates Documentary Art with María Irene Fornés

by Martha Steketee, Michelle Memran
12 June 2018
Afro Blue, un homenaje
Essay

Afro Blue, un homenaje

A Room of My Own

by Jadele McPherson
11 April 2017
Afro-Cuban History in La Sirene
Essay

Afro-Cuban History in La Sirene

Rutas de Azucar / The Siren: Sugar Routes

by Cherry Lou Sy
24 January 2017
“The Camera is My Beloved”
Essay

“The Camera is My Beloved”

Michelle Memran Creates Documentary Art with María Irene Fornés

12 June 2018

Journalist and filmmaker Michelle Memran reflects upon the easy beginning, the messy middle, the focused concluding months, and MOMA premiere screening of her documentary dreamscape film The Rest I Make Up about her great friend, the beloved playwright and teacher María Irene Fornés.

Afro Blue, un homenaje
Essay

Afro Blue, un homenaje

A Room of My Own

11 April 2017

In this third installment, Jadele McPherson discusses how artists (both past and present) influence each other across the African diaspora, and advocates for more contemporary artists to acknowledge their ancestors.

Afro-Cuban History in La Sirene
Essay

Afro-Cuban History in La Sirene

Rutas de Azucar / The Siren: Sugar Routes

24 January 2017

Cherry Lou Sy reflects on Lukumi Arts’ immersive production of La Sirene: Rutas de Azucar (The Siren: Sugar Routes), which explores the black history of Cuba through José Antonio Aponte’s book of paintings.

The Sad Virgin
Essay

The Sad Virgin

The Corporality of Historical Memory / La virgen triste: La corporalidad de la memoria histórica

28 May 2015

Beatriz J. Rizk on La virgen triste by Elizabeth Mena, performed by Miami-based theatre  company Galiano 108.

A Cautiously Optimistic Cuban American
Essay

A Cautiously Optimistic Cuban American

22 January 2015

Marissa Chibas weighs both the positive and negative sides of reestablishing diplomatic ties with the Cuban government, and what it could mean for people in both Cuba and the United States.

Claiming Your Space: a Conversation about Writing and Performing Identity with Cuban-American Performer/Playwrights Marissa Chibas and Melinda Lopez at ArtsEmerson with ArtChangeUS in Boston—Saturday 30 April 2016
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Claiming Your Space: a Conversation about Writing and Performing Identity with Cuban-American Performer/Playwrights Marissa Chibas and Melinda Lopez at ArtsEmerson with ArtChangeUS in Boston—Saturday 30 April 2016

ArtChangeUS@ArtsEmerson, and HowlRound presented Claiming Your Space—a conversation about writing and performing identity with acclaimed performer/playwrights Marissa Chibas and Melinda Lopez moderated by Dr. P. Carl livestreamed from Boston on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Saturday 30 April at 4 p.m. EDT (New York) / 3 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 20:00 GMT / 9 p.m. BST (London). In Twitter, use #howlround and follow @howlroundtv

Dreaming Cuba
Series

Dreaming Cuba

A series of blog posts about Cuban theatre and performance.

A series of blog posts about Cuban theatre and performance