Overlooked Latinas

the new queer telenovela farce of our century!

San Francisco | Studio
Apr 24 – Jun 6, 2020
Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm
Saturdays at 8:30pm
*May 2nd, 2020 – Opening Night

Written & Performed by Tina D’Elia
Directed by Mary Guzmán
Dramaturg & Professional Coaching by David Ford
Carolina Morales – Latinx Queer Consultant
Janet Thornburn – Solo Performance Coaching
Gwen Park – Videographer/Promo Video

Show Description

It’s January 21, 2021–fortunately, the election turns out much better this time! Butch dyke Angel Torres, thinks she’s having one of the best days of her life. She’s gaining buy-in from an NBC producer to sign onto her show she’s directing with her buddy Carla Garcia. The TV show would highlight legendary Latinx movie stars during the McCarthy era. Enter the femme fatale creating chaos with Angel’s wife and Angel’s life.

Artist Biography

Tina D’Elia is a Bay Area award-winning solo performer, actor, casting director, and co-screenwriter. Tina’s west coast premiere of Overlooked Latinas at the Brava Theater received a successful audience response of multiple standing ovations and sold-out houses. Tina’s solo show: The Rita Hayworth of this Generation, also directed by Mary Guzmán, won Best of Fringe (2015) and won Best of Sold Out Shows at the San Francisco Fringe Festival (2015). Tina is the recipient of the Best Actress Award from the Equality International Film Festival (Emeryville, CA, 2017) and received the Diversity Casting Award (2017) and the Trail Blazer Award and Executive Producer Award from the Equality International Film Festival (Sacramento, 2015). Tina and director Maria Breaux won the Frameline33 Film Festival Audience Award for her co-screenwriting in the short film Lucha, (2009).

Mary Guzmán was selected for Directors Lab West 2018; an intensive created to inspire the future of the American Theatre hosted by the Pasadena Playhouse.  She recently directed: Skyler Cooper’s Living Proof; part of the critically acclaimed show Participants at Theatre First and Ghost Limb by Iowa Playwrights Workshop MFA Playwright Marisela Treviño Orta at Brava Theater.  Guzmán has worked with theater companies: Crowded Fire in San Francisco directing Enrique Urueta’s Forever Never Comes and Shotgun Players, Berkeley, directing Eric Coble’s Bright Ideas.  A directing highlight was Enrique Urueta’s award winning Learn to be Latina at Impact Theatre, Berkeley, which was bestowed with Best Ensemble Casts in a Comedy, Best Ensemble and Best Play.  Guzmán has directed one-person shows like Julia Jackson Children are Forever:  All Sales are Final winner of Best Non-Fiction Show Award at the United Solo Festival and Tina D’Elia’s The Rita Hayworth of this Generation which won Best of Sold Out Show and Best of at San Francisco Fringe Festival.  Guzmán directs Tina D’Elia in her new play Overlooked Latinas which successfully premiered at Brava Theater receiving standing ovations and sold-out houses.  She is also the director of award winner Veronica Mejano’s live cinema piece, Remember Los Siete.

David Ford has been collaborating on new and unusual theatre for three decades and has been associated with The Marsh for most of that time. The San Francisco press has variously called him the solo performer maventhe monologue maestro, the dean of solo performance, and the solo performer’s best friend. A week rarely goes by when residents of the Bay Area can not enjoy one of his productions. Collaborators include Geoff Hoyle, Brian Copeland, Charlie Varon, Echo Brown, Marilyn Pittman, Rebecca Fisher, Wayne Harris, Jill Vice, and Marga Gomez. David’s work has been seen regionally at the Public Theatre, Second Stage, St. Clement’s, Dixon’s Place, One Dream Theatre and Theatre for the New City (NY), Highways (LA) and Woolly Mammoth (Washington DC), most of the fringe festivals in North America, as well as at theaters around the Bay Area including The Berkeley Rep, the Magic Theatre and Marin Theatre Company. David’s directing has garnered several, Best of Fringe awards and a Goldie award.

Show Info

$20 – $35 sliding scale / $55 and $100 Reserved Seats
Run: April 24 – June 6SF STUDIO
Thursdays at 8pm | Fridays at 8pm | Saturdays at 8:30pm
80 minutes| No Intermission | Ages 12+ |
*Please do not bring infants to the show

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