July 9, 2008 § Leave a comment
Here’s a link to info about a new piece I’ve been working on: dreams (sueños). It’s a short film that I think of as a visual poem in three parts. It is about the negotiation of the neighboring cities of Miami and Havana, both physically and politically. It will be in the show, Space is the Place, this summer at Diaspora Vibe Gallery, in Miami.
July 7, 2008 § 1 Comment
(from the New York TImes, March 6, 2008)
Yoani Sánchez, 32, and her husband, Reinaldo Escobar, 60, established Consenso desde Cuba , a Web site based in Germany. Ms. Sánchez has attracted a considerable following with her blog, Generación Y, in which she has artfully written gentle critiques of the government by describing her daily life in Cuba. Ms. Sánchez and her husband said they believed strongly in using their names with articles despite the possible political repercussions.
photo by Jose Goitia for The New York Times
April 6, 2008 § Leave a comment
A documentary about Zora Neale Hurston will air this week on PBS.
April 4, 2008 § Leave a comment
”What’s the point of painting Martin Luther King Jr. if you can’t paint his dream?” said Toussaint, referring to Obama as King’s realized dream of racial harmony.
After painting over the Obama portion of the image, Toussaint explained, ”I was so ashamed,’. . . It was like I was painting on Mr. Obama himself — `Bro, I’m sorry!’ ”
March 11, 2008 § Leave a comment
“too much political theater gets locked into preaching to the converted. But it doesn’t have to. As long as you use the central tool of empathy. That’s how you make good theater, and theater for people who may not know about the things you’re dealing with.” – Jessica Blank
“What so much of the theater of politics is missing is the artistic part.” -April Yvette Thompson
It’s great that a play like this has been written and is now on stage. Now, when is it coming to Miami?