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(Canceled) Luis Valdez’s Actos

Fri / Mar 13, 2020 - 8:00PM

Radical and inspirational readings for our political moment.

Canceled

Artists

  • Natalie Camunas
  • Cristina Frias
  • Michael Garcia
  • Jeannette Godoy
  • Bethany Navas
  •  
  • Michael John Garcés, director
  • Lynn Jeffries, designer
  • Bri Pattillo, lighting designer

Artists

  • Natalie Camunas
  • Cristina Frias
  • Michael Garcia
  • Jeannette Godoy
  • Bethany Navas
  •  
  • Michael John Garcés, director
  • Lynn Jeffries, designer
  • Bri Pattillo, lighting designer

About this Performance

The California Department of Public Health issued a mandate that all public gatherings, including concerts and presentations at Walt Disney Concert Hall, should be canceled through March 31, 2020 to protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19. 


This event has been canceled. Anyone who has already purchased tickets to these concerts can:

  • Exchange your tickets for any future 2019/20 season performance or LA Phil-presented concert in the Hollywood Bowl 2020 season. All exchange fees will be waived.
  • Exchange your tickets for a credit applied towards your account.
  • Donate your tickets and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value.
  • Receive a refund for the value of your ticket

Visit this page for latest updates and to learn more.

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A Noise Within and the LA Phil join forces to present a staged reading of five of Luis Valdez’s politically potent Actos: “Los Dos Caras del Patroncito,” “Los Vendidos,” “No Saco Nada de la Escuela," "La Conquista de México," and "Huelgustas." A friend of César Chávez and Dolores Huerta, Valdez founded El Teatro Campesino (The Farmworkers’ Theater) in 1965 on the Delano Grape Strike picket lines. The company performed “actos,” commedia dell'arte-style sketches, that reflected the lives and political concerns of the people performing them. Taking the “actos” on tour to dramatize the plight and cause of the farmworkers, El Teatro Campesino was honored in 1969 with an Obie Award for “demonstrating the politics of survival.”

Power to the People is presented in collaboration with the California African American Museum. Additional partners include American Cinematheque, A Noise Within, and Power California.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Programs, artists, dates, prices, and availability subject to change.

Power to the People! festival

From subversive statements to songs of solidarity, music has always had a role to play in the movements that shift attitudes and shape nations. Join curators Gustavo Dudamel and Herbie Hancock in a celebration of the music that moves mountains. We invite you to join the conversation.

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