(Carson, Ca.) California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) will host a live stream production of Josefina López’s classic comedic drama “Confessions of Women from East L.A.” on Nov. 12, 13, and 14 at 7 p.m. López is the celebrated author of “Real Women Have Curves.”
Produced by CSUDH’s Theatre Arts Department and featuring faculty lecturers Stefani Baez as director, and Marco Carreon as choreographer, the all-Latina cast is composed of four theatre arts majors who live in local communities that CSUDH serves: Diana Caranza, Genesis Garcia, Emma Soltero, and Andrea Velasquez.
What: “Confessions of Women from East L.A.” by Josefina López
When: November 12, 13, and 14 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: Tickets are $5 per night. To reserve a ticket visit, https://www.csudh.edu/theatre-arts/buy-tickets/
Contact: Call the CSUDH Performing Arts Department at (310) 243-3589, or email at PerformingArts@csudh.edu.
Note: The show features adult themes and language and is not advised for children under 12.
Set in East Los Angeles in 1996, “Confessions of Women from East L.A.” features four actors playing nine Latina female characters. López’s characters are portrayed with courage, humor, and dignity; from a street vendor who challenges city hall for her right to earn a living, and a woman who punishes men with her powerful sexuality, to a Chicana activist who finds courage and strength in Frida Kahlo’s paintings.
Through López’s characters, the play brings to the stage the struggles of Latina women as they face fierce socioeconomic and political obstacles, while imagining better futures for themselves. The play also resonates with themes of patriarchy, sexual expectations, and double standards, as well as social, political, and economic inequities, and sisterhood.
López has been working as a professional screenwriter in Hollywood for 30 years with countless development deals and screenplay assignments. She is well-recognized for helping Latinos make inroads in the television industry, and has worked with many established producers, including Norman Lear (“All in the Family”), and Michael McDonald (“American Crime”).