Tina D’Elia – Overlooked Latinas

Tina D’Elia’s
Overlooked Latinas

In Person at the San Francisco Studio Theater

Written and Performed by Tina D’Elia
Directed by Mary Guzmán

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Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 7:30pm

Show Information

Tickets: $20 – $35 General Seating sliding scale | $50 & $100 Reserved Seating
75 minutes | Ages 12+
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About the Show

Overlooked Latinas – the new queer telenovela farce of our century! 

It’s January 21st 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. 

About the Performer & Creative Team

Tina D’Elia (Solo Performer/Writer/Actor) 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 has presented her solo show work for a variety of venues including: The New Theater, The Theater Offensive, The Marsh Rising Star, Case Western University, Stage Werx, Women on the Way Festival/Shotwell Studios (2002), The National Queer Arts Festival, Best of LezWrites/3 Girls Theatre Company. Tina’s SAG feature film credits include: The Pursuit of HappynessKnife FightGuitar ManJunkie, and television/webseries credits: Trauma (NBC) Sense8 (Netflix), and Dyke Central (Amazon). She was nominated for the Best Actress in a Comedy with the San Francisco 48 Hour Film Festival (2010). Tina is honored to be part of the leading national lesbian magazine’s CURVE Power list of 2017. 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 (Director) was selected for Directors Lab West 2018; an intensive created to inspire the future of the American Theatre hosted by 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.

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