June 20, 2009

Opening night & Gala: Miss America in pictures( a sneak peak)

The Esperanza Peace and Juctice center present Miss America: a Mexicanito Fairy's tale, anew play by Jesus Alonzo, writer of "Jotos del barrio".directed by Maria A. Ibarra, asst. director: Mara Posada,stage mgr: Franco O.,set design: Adriana Garcia, light design: Billy Munoz, wig design: Rene Roberts. here are a few behind the scenes from mISS aMERICA. with more to come.



Miss Kourtney Devereaux, performing after the play as part of a special drag show.on gala night

My awesome friend Mo(aka Maureen) we have known each other since 1983. An educator @ middle school level and also a trained pianist...I love this girl, a true inspiration.
Eli Rios, Video Design for MISS america , I LOVE THIS COOL KAT. we go way back. since the Guadalupe days early 90's.
me & cast member, Javier Simons who plays La Chuy, Miss Texas.

These past 2 nights the play that I have been working on with the costumes & wardrobe opened this weekend to sold-out houses and standing O's from the buena gente(GOOD PEOPLE).
The the first 2 runs are over and we are touching hearts and opening minds through laughter and tears.. I ran into some dear friends and along the way, met new ones,( pictured above) me & Patricia, an educator who is a dear friend and loves collecting my original jewelry.

June 19, 2009

Play opens tonight

It has been a long time coming and finally it is opening night, long nights with plenty of stress,
I am the costume designer for the show and this is one with many costume changes that involve
detail and time period..I want to thank all the cast, the director Maria A. Ibarra, the writer Jesus Alonzo, my assistants John/John, hair Rene Roberts, make-up Courtney Devareux and our leading lady lengendary Erica Andrews..Show dates June 19th&20th, June 26th&27th
and July 3rd. All shows 8pm @ Esperanza Peace & Justice center, San Antonio, Texas.
Miss America: A Mexicanito Fairy's tale:" We enter the magical world of Chuy, a nine year-old
son of working class immigrants, who dreams of becoming Miss America. chuy loves pagents,
Vicki Carr, and telenovelas..But can Chuy's suenos survive when he comes face to face with the realities of the world? Prejustice against mexicans, immigrants, and worker's. with the help of friends la Virgen de Guadalupe, Miss Texas and a fabulous fairy godmother. Chuy journeys to new realizations of his gender, race, and class and how these aspects of his identidad will shape and be shaped by his rose-colored dreams". well like they say "break a leg"......

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Designer based in Texas. Creating One-of-a-kind Originals. Reclaiming textures and recycling Fabrics, I envision uses for discarded culture. I POP them into a new recycled life. I am a Painter, a colorist, a mobile D.J., A writer, a performance artist, a comedian, a boutique owner, an uncle,and a friend to few. How I see life through my words and pictures. Profess..or.....