MASTERING SEX & TORTILLAS!
A two-act solo comedy comprised of the high-drama diva La Profesora Mama Chocha--an academic professional struggling with her own dyke drama--who teaches her class some valuable lessons on "tortillerismo." The second act features the debonair, Papi Duro, an old-school butcha who examines the historical (albeit invisible) role of jotería during the Chicano Movement. She uses her "embodied knowledge" to instruct the next generation of butchas. Part stand-up, part performance art, part teatro, and not to mention the always guaranteed improvisations--this unique show has lots of buttery flavor with its hilarious and unflinching examination of Chicana/Xicana lesbian sexuality.
REQUIEM FOR QUEER AMOR
This full-length solo drama set at the turn of the 19th century focuses on the Wild West through a queer lens. It gets even wilder when Sancha, a butch-macha queer ancestor comes to life. She's a pistol-carrying womyn lover, a shrewd cantina owner, and a harmonica playing aficionado. The last performance included special invited guest artist, Magaly: La Voz de Oro.
LA ANGRY XICANA?!
A full-length comedy show that features Adelina's trademark salacious, brazen, and Spanglish humor. La Angry Xicana?! weaves together critiques on Hollywood, the U.S. corporate media, purported lesbian gang epidemics, The L Word, conservative politics, health issues, religious icons, post-welfare life, and the semi-sacred courtship that happens only among queer womyn of color. As in all of her works, the show commits to positioning lesbian Xicana/Latinas as the ideal viewership and operates from queer people of color/ feminist /indigenous perspectives. The show examines possible sources of contemporary and historical anger among womyn of color.
(Directed by D'Lo)
LA SAD GIRL...
The comedy just "goth" darker. This full-length comedy is the follow-up to her first riotous and thought-provoking La Angry Xicana?! In this next solo performance, Adelina transforms into a Goth-Xicana-Dyke-Dominatrix character who tackles everything from ultra-dramatic break-ups to good old fashioned BDSM. Along the way she also turns the political tables on homophobia, higher education, anti-immigration, and Xicanas who date by tribe, all along keeping up with her numerous "therapy" sessions.
(Directed by D'Lo)
The final full-length comedy in the trilogy that comprises La Hocicona Series. This show takes up stereotypes and even dares to invent new ones. This tear-drop Xicana "kills" her audience with her "critical locura" and her naughty jokes. It's the Xicana-Indígena lesbian in rare (raw-raw-raw-raw-raw) form. Among its many themes, La Chismosa!!! interweaves migratory border issues, the juxtaposition of Xicana-Indigeneity with pop culture, Facebook chisme, single motherhood, intra-cultural dialogues about in-fighting, tokenism, and mental issues.
(Directed by D'Lo)
BRUISING FOR BESOS*
The protagonist, Yoli Villamontes, recreates distant and not-so-distant memoria to explore the effects of physical and emotional traumas rooted in domestic violence. The performer embodies a host of characters to take us through her fraught journey, which is tempered with doses of good humor.
(Directed by Rose Marcario)
The text of the solo play was edited by Dr. Tiffany López and published in Spring 2010 in The Journal of MALCS. This solo play is the source of inspiration for the feature film by the same title. Although the film is very distinct from the solo play, it preserves the essence of the story.
The creation/development of some of Adelina's theatrical works have been supported through a City of Los Angeles Solo Fellowhsip, National Performance Network Creation Fun, allgo (A Texas Statewide Queer People of Color Organization) and various university sponsors who have provided workshop production space, residencies and resources.
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