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Mujeres con Fuerza: Cuentos de mi Vida
June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Teatro Esperanza is a multi-generational story-sharing circle of mujeres – a community writing and performance group. We come from different backgrounds and generations. We tell stories lived. Our stories. Stories that connect us to each other. Secret stories to listen to over cafecito. We are stronger by telling our stories.
“Mujeres con Fuerza: Cuentos de mi Vida” will feature seven original video monologues written by ensemble members, followed by a plática with participating artists. The material was developed through Zoom sessions over the pandemic and tells individual stories/cuentos from the lives of San Antonio women and the moments that helped shape who they are today.
Teatro Esperanza ensemble members are Dennise Frausto, Mary B. Younger, Rachel Delgado, Jackie Velez, Hope Garza, Roze Livar, Marisela Barrera and Mildred De Long.
Some featured videos include:
• “Marrita’s Tortillas” by Younger shows a mother yearning to teach her daughter the importance of keeping Mexican traditions alive through the culinary arts.
• Delgado’s “Había Una Vez” describes a rapidly gentrifying Westside neighborhood by sharing stories before they are forgotten.
• “Dile que No!” by Dennise Frausto tells of a girl encouraged to become a woman too early, and her future self reaps the consequences.
• Jackie Velez’s “Existence” is about the impact of mental illness within a mother-daughter relationship.
Teatro Esperanza is a story-sharing circle of mujeres that meets at the Esperanza’s Rinconcito de Cuentos.
“Mujeres con Fuerza: Cuentos de mi Vida” happens Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 7pm. Admission is free. Donations are always appreciated.
For more information, call the Esperanza at 210-228-0201.