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Luis Alfaro

LUIS ALFARO

  

Nationality:    USA
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Luis Alfaro was born and raised in Los Angeles. a recipient of a Macarthur Foundation Fellowship and a resident artist at the Mark Taper Forum. He has been visiting artist at the Kennedy Center Washington D.C. His film "Chicanismo" won best experimental film at the San antonio CineFestival. He also won the National Hispanic Playwriting Competition in 1998. a gay activist he works with at risk youth and has chaired the Gay Men of Color Consortium.

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below is a list of Luis Alfaro's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Ballad of Ginger Esparza         Black Butterfly, Super Chela, Pinata Woman And Other Super Hero Girls Like Me         Body Of Faith         Deep In the Crotch Of My Latino Psyche         Diva La         Downtown         Electricidad         Mojada         Neighbours, The         Oedipus El Rey         Politicized Body         Spirits Rising: A Dia De Los Muertos (A Day Of the Dead Celebration)         Straight As A Line



Ballad of Ginger Esparza

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Written by Diane Rodriguez and Luis Alfaro

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Black Butterfly, Super Chela, Pinata Woman And Other Super Hero Girls Like Me

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For five girls living in gritty east L.a., growing up takes place in a world where parents refuse to speak ingles, girls in magazines never resemble the girl in the mirror, and boys only want to get some other girl's number. Told through monologues, vignettes, and poetic interludes, Black Butterfly, Jaguar Girl, Pinata Woman and Other Superhero Girls, Like Me gives an honest and compelling voice to the painful, wistful, and amusing experiences of their urban adolescence.

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adapted by Luis Alfaro And Lisa Peterson; based on the writings of Alma elene Cervantes, Sandra C. Munoz And Marisela Norte

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Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, Ca     pre 1998

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Playwrights, Inc   -

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short comedy Drama. - - Gay, full length

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Body Of Faith

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an exploration of faith in the LGBT community based on true stories

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Dramatic Publishing Company,    -

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Gay, full length

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Deep In the Crotch Of My Latino Psyche

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written by Luis Alfaro,albeto A. Araiza And Monica Palacios

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Gay, full length

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Diva La

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written by Luis Alfaro And Diane Rodriguez

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Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

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Downtown

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Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

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Electricidad

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electricidad mourns the death of her Father the leader of a Los Angeles crime gang. She persuades her brother Orestes to get revenge

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Based on "elektra" by Sophocles

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Merle Reskin Theater, Chicago     14 Apr 2010

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Mojada

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Mojada is a breathtaking reimagining of euripides' Medea transported to Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. Medea, a young, gifted curandera (healer) in exile, enters the United States illegally to escape a past filled with betrayals. With husband Jason and her son in tow, she is caught in a struggle to adapt to the modern world. Alfaro's stunning modern take on the Greek myth tackles American immigration, family, tradition, culture and the explosive moment when they all collide.

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Original Playwright - Euripides

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adaptation

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Neighbours, The

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a retelling of the Medieval Mystery play of the Shepherds placing it in modern times. But Satan is still abroad but luckily there is a young angel around to save the day

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written by Luis Alfaro And Diane Rodriguez

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Oedipus El Rey

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Macarthur Genius Grant winner Luis alfaro adapts the mother of all tragedies and the ultimate story of forbidden love. amid the sizzling rhythms of the La barrio, a juvenile delinquent rises to be a king. . .but his passion for one woman will violate our most sacred law

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Magic Theatre, San Francisco     2010

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Politicized Body

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a look at American consumption through the eyes of a person who must justify his body

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Spirits Rising: A Dia De Los Muertos (A Day Of the Dead Celebration)

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written by Luis Alfaro And Diane Rodriguez

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Straight As A Line

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Paulie, a consumptive is travelling through America with his english mother as they search for family and forgiveness

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Genre:
Comedy. - - Gay, full length

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