+ ++ Video: Latino playwright shares lessons in "Learn to be Latina" | Latina Lista
Videos

Video: Latino playwright shares lessons in “Learn to be Latina”

Video: Latino playwright shares lessons in “Learn to be Latina”

LatinaLista — Nowadays, even with all the anti-Latino immigrant sentiment going on, politicians, marketers and advertisers want Latino consumers and voters. So, it's not a stretch to see why some business people see dollar signs when they think of the Latino market.

From real life, we know that people/businesses will do whatever it takes to tap into the lucrative Latino market. How many grocery stores have "Latino" food aisles now? So, when playwright Enrique Urueta wrote his play "Learn to be Latina" the premise is totally believable.

"Learn to be Latina," winner of the national Great Gay Play Contest, is about Lebanese American singer, Hanan, whose record producers feel she is unmarketable and would have more success as a Latina singer! "Desperate for fame, Hanan surrenders her ethnic identity for Latin pop stardom."

In the featured video, the director and star of the play, which was staged at Mixed Blood Theater, talk about the premise of the play, the audiences' reactions and how a comedic take on a serious topic forces an issue that is bound to become more common as Latinos get progressively "cooler."

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3NP8i5vikM[/youtube]

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Videos

More in Videos

2_442_c91443f3-46fd-4406-a43e-d41af542c14d

Video: How one teacher keeps dreams afloat for the children of migrant farmworkers

Latina ListaDecember 16, 2015
2_437_aa105bd4-019c-4b64-b16f-e47f8ba78fc2

Video: What would the U.S. look like under a Trump directive of mass deportation? Beyond scary!

Latina ListaDecember 11, 2015
2_383_d351b4b2-3646-40e9-bfed-776461df6a4b

Video: Femicide documentary raises alarm over escalating gender-based violence

Latina ListaNovember 18, 2015
2_341_1f1cb071-cf42-48fd-b8fd-2d77dbe7f489

Video: Creating a new movement showcasing how everyone’s sense of style is “What’s Underneath”

Latina ListaNovember 4, 2015
2_327_b716dba0-8a37-4d08-b206-adc481baf556

Video: Hearing the voices, understanding the pain of DREAMers

Latina ListaOctober 29, 2015
2_295_b186a655-6f0c-4459-8ed2-deb2f7e7988c

Video: Mexican journalists fleeing for their lives find asylum hopes in “El Paso”

Latina ListaOctober 20, 2015
2_222_d11f287e-a6c7-4cfd-8fc6-f525acc75b18

Documentary brings upcoming Supreme Court decision on juvenile life sentences to forefront

Latina ListaSeptember 23, 2015
2_204_39a72f73-3fda-4cf8-bdcd-ce8353403838

Video: An American House where the homeless and undocumented find safe refuge

Latina ListaSeptember 17, 2015
2_182_34908236-186c-470f-b9c2-540bffd407d3

Video: New documentary brings the case of 43 missing Mexican students to global attention

Latina ListaSeptember 11, 2015