Our next production is rolling down a different yellow brick road faster than an Arizona tumbleweed, and you too can be part of the journey starting January 8! (Educators, inquire here about the free 1/7 preview.)
Lakin Valdez is the writer and director of Searching for Aztlán, a super-acto that turns Milagro Tour’s critical and irreverent focus on an important cultural development along the border as Arizona politicians attempt to bury the cultural and political legacy of Latinos. Valdez, who also wrote and directed last year’s Corrido Calavera, is one of a trio of outstanding Latino theatre artsts, born and raised in the midst of El Teatro Campesino, a founding pillar of the Chicano movement nearly 50 years ago. Actos were the easy-to-follow political sketches that educated and encouraged farm workers to organize for better conditions.
Here’s Lakin himself, to tell you more about the show and invite you to join us in Searching for Aztlán, playing at Milagro this January 2015 before launching its national tour: