Premiering April 16th is MORE THAN GRAPES by Carlos Aguirre, Jeffrey Lo, and Lisa Ramirez, developed and directed by Sean San José. MORE THAN GRAPES explores the lead-up to the Delano Grape Strike, through the legacies of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and Larry Itliong. Not an attempt to capture the biographies or histories of these three icons of the farmworkers movement, this piece grabs shards of their legacies and opens them up like a collective archive of our past and present. This audio piece is a collage of responses to Delano, California. The piece goes inside of Delano—the heart of the movement— and where the effects of the farmworkers’ fight lives in our memories and today.
The production features Ramirez, Lo, and Aguirre, along with Dani Cervantes, Mike Sagun, and Kaylamay Paz Suarez, visual design by Kristoffer Barrera.
Join us on April 16th at 8pm for a live stream opening on MORE THAN GRAPES, that will be followed with a Q and A
You can buy tickets to view at your leisure from April 17th through the end of the season.
The best deal! Access to all six productions including the opening night events!
For too long American Theatre has been centered on white-led hierarchy and storytelling inherent to racist capitalism, but at T1 we strive to make the world we want to see on and off our stages. As announced earlier this season, going forward T1 will become a pipeline for Artistic Directors who understand the BIPOC experience to create, build and ultimately lead larger institutions. The initiative supports a 3.5 year residency for the new leadership, continuously shifting control of the company.
And now, TheatreFIRST is proud to announce their new Artistic Director, Brendan Simon.
Brendan Simon is an award-winning creative and performing artist. He is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association (AEA) who has dedicated over 25 years to his artistic crafts, and directed and performed on local, regional and national stages. He has worked for …