• Texas theater company feels moral responsibility to tell stories of Central American immigrants

    By Alain Castillo LatinaLista This summer, a local Dallas, Texas theatre company will step into the national immigration debate with a hard look at an immigrants’ experience south of the US border. The production, "The Dreamers: Part One" created by the Cara Mia Theatre ensemble and led by local director and writer...

  • Spotlight Non-profit: Giving the gift of culture to kids who need it most

    LatinaLista -- The hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. is the time of day when kids, who have no adult supervision, are most at risk for getting into trouble. Ideally, these kids should be enrolled in programs that don't just keep them busy but teach them new lessons, challenge them to...

  • Famed filmmaker preserves Latino culture via a “Latinopia” of videos

    LatinaLista -- Jesus Salvador Treviño (no relation to Latina Lista btw) is well known in Hollywood for being a trailblazing Latino filmmaker -- he was one of the first to document the Chicano movement in Los Angeles in the 1960s; he directed the first cable TV show targeting the Latino market, Showtime's...

  • Spotlight Non-profit: Creating a R. Evolution in giving back to the Latino community

    LatinaLista -- For anyone who has ever experienced the thrill of being on the receiving end of an audience's appreciative applause, it's an experience unlike others. Unfortunately, the rate of Latinos who achieve that kind of stage success is low and so that's why the mission of R. Evolucion Latina is particularly...

  • Latino comics create tribute to Sonia Sotomayor – kinda

    LatinaLista — It was only a matter of time that Latino comics would work up a sketch featuring (almost) everyone's favorite Supreme Court Justice-to-be, Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Hugo Perez plays Judge Sonia Sotomayor in a video tribute to the judge. Hugo Perez and Adrian Martinez have created their own irreverent version of...

  • Comedy Central airs world premiere of Paul Rodriguez Rehab comedy tour

    LatinaLista — Though there's not too much reason to laugh these days — bad economy, insecure job market, swine flu, rising temperatures, suicide bombers — we should never give up on taking a few moments to laugh. This Friday, May 1, Comedy Central will air at 11 p.m. the world premiere of...

  • Latina theater competition seeks submissions

    LatinaLista — Once upon a time there was a woman who when she wasn't busy being a wife and mother of two young children, she dreamed of what it would be like to be a playwright. So she read books on how to write a play but there was no book to...

  • Setting the stage to share voices with the world

    Award-winning playwright Linda Nieves-Powell creates a business model that promotes awareness of Hispanic voices through theater. LatinaLista — How does a right-brain, methodical entrepreneur and self-professed lover of numbers reconcile a left-brain, spontaneous creative drive to manipulate language? Create a multimedia entertainment business, of course. Playwright and author Linda Nieves-Powell   Though...

  • Play competition wants Latinos under-30 to “speak out”

    LatinaLista — There's a popular saying that goes something like "everybody has at least one good story in them." Well, if you're under 30-years-old, Latino/a and think you can tell your story in about ten pages in script format then the folks at Teatro Bravo want to hear from you. The Phoenix-based...

  • Spanish Travel Alert: Clowns are Everywhere!

    By Roxana Urrutia SPAIN: There are more bars and restaurants per square mile in Spain than in any other country in Europe, and in Madrid there are more mimes and clowns in the streets than in any other city I can think of. A live doll, otherwise known as a mime, in...

  • A Funny Look at the So-Called Latino Invasion

    LatinaLista — They're bad. They're Brown. And they call themselves the Latino Comedy Project. The latest irreverent look at immigration is offered by this Austin, Texas-based comedy troupe who pokes fun at all those who are screaming that there is a Latino invasion. The real screams though should be from the laughter...