With the help of an Aztec eagle, Dolores Huerta travels back in time to share her remarkable story. The young mother and Chicana activist finds her life forever changed when she meets the dynamic Cesar Chavez. Together, they tirelessly labor to establish a Farm Workers Union as Dolores combats sexism, racism and classism in her efforts to improve the lives of those around her. In 2012, when she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama, he acknowledged the fact that Dolores coined the famous phrase “Si, se puede, yes, we can!” The Aztec eagle guides Dolores through her highs, lows and lessons learned along the way in this interactive super-Acto inspired by Teatro Campesino. Sing along to the music from el movimiento as you learn about the amazing journey of a woman who continues to make history today. The Dolores Huerta Foundation has given their approval for this new biographical play.
Maya Malan-Gonzalez (she/ella) is a playwright, actor and teatrista. She is a lifelong member of Milagro in Portland and an ensemble member with Studio Luna in Los Angeles. She has also performed with Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Cara Mia Theatre, San Jose Stage Company, San Diego Rep, El Teatro Campesino, and Teatro Vision among others.
As a playwright, her theatrical productions include “Blast Off” and “Huelga” commissioned and presented by Teatro Milagro; “A Xmas Cuento Remix”, which had a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere with Milagro, 16th Street Theater and The Cleveland Public Theatre; and “A Christmas Treat” commissioned by Cleveland Public Theatre and featured in 10 Minutes to Midnight: 9 Quirky Plays for the Holidays.
Recently her holiday stories were featured in “Not So Merry and Bright: A Christmas Mixtape by Studio Luna”. Her piece, “Sunshine” was presented in “The Inbetweens” for El Centro Del Sur: Latinx Theatre Festival and her story “Down the Side of the Mountain” is in Teatro Luna’s Audible Original audiobook, “Talking While Female and Other Dangerous Acts”.
Maya received her B.F.A in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University and she is a graduate of the NALAC Leadership Institute. Visit www.mayamalangonzalez.com to learn more.