St. Paul-Based Latino Theater Troupe—Teatro del Pueblo—to Perform at Carleton
Carleton, April 30, 2009
Teatro del Pueblo, a non-profit Latino theater group based in St. Paul, will perform a short play on Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m. in the Severance Great Hall. Entitled “Help Wanted,” the play depicts a landmark case in which nine Latina workers were fired from the Holiday Inn Express for organizing a workers’ union. The production explores the increasing issue of employers using the threat of deportation to deny undocumented workers basic employment rights. The performance will be primarily in English, with some portions in Spanish, and a discussion with the cast members will follow the show. This event is free and open to the public.
Teatro del Pueblo was established in 1992 by a group of Latino artists and community members as a forum for marginalized Latino voices. One of its first theatrical presentations addressed a local school shooting, solidifying the company’s role as an advocate for social change in the Latino community. Based in the West Side's Latino community, Teatro del Pueblo promotes Latino culture through the creation and presentation of performing arts. The organization develops and supports Latino artists, provides educational opportunities for all to experience Latino culture, and promotes cross-cultural dialogue. Since its inception seventeen years ago, Teatro del Pueblo continues to celebrate diversity through theater, staging over fifty plays, and touring over fifty educational institutions throughout the state. For more information, visit www.teatrodelpueblo.org.
This event is sponsored by the Carleton College Center for the Humanities. For more information regarding the theatrical performance or disability accommodations, please contact Cathy Yandell at (507) 222-4245.