ANNUAL ARTIST SHOWCASE
VIDEO ON DEMAND DETAILS
- Palabra Vol. Familia IS NOT AN IN PERSON EVENT
- The showcase acts were filmed as a live performance in July 2022 and a video recording of those performances is what can be viewed online between August 12-21, 2022
- The video will be hosted on the online platform “Vimeo” and will require that you have a login created (not to worry, its free!) At the time of purchase you will be prompted to create a login.
- Speaking of “purchase,” Vimeo requires that we put a rental price to our video, however, we are making this a DONATION BASED PAY-WHAT-YOU CAN offering and this includes a completely free option! See our promo codes to unlock pricing options.
- The online video will be available to view “On Demand” — meaning, after you make your “purchase,” you will have 48hrs to view the video whenever is convenient for you!
DONATION BASED “PAY WHAT YOU CAN”
On the Vimeo Rental Page, the suggested donation is $20.00, however, we invite you to choose an option that best suits you. You are also welcome to enjoy access to the video completely free.
After clicking “Rent” on the Vimeo Page, you can enter one of the following promo codes to unlock the following pricing options.
Donate $20: No code necessary
Donate $15: PWYC15
Donate $10: PWYC10
Donate $5: PWYC5
Free Access: PWYCFREE
MORE ABOUT PALABRA VOL. FAMILIA
Melissa Flores (she/her)
Melissa Flores is a Writer/Director and Cinematographer currently based in New Mexico. From farm worker, to the big city and now in a desert state, Melissa strives to capture the Latino story through her films and photography.
Writer & Director of “La Cocina” – a stage play showcasing the depths of family relationships in the one place where everyone hangs out, the kitchen.
Carolina Perez (Her/She/Ella)
Storyteller, Cuenta cuentos, churi churin chunflais
Writer and Performer of “Coming Out Project” – historia de un día que dije mi verdad
Lorena Ortega (She/Ella)
Lorena M. Ortega is an indigenous storyteller, playwright, director, photographer, poet, and pinch-hitting actor living on unceded Tongva land, present-day Huntington Beach.
Writer of “Landback” – a story of resistance and resilience as a Native American community fights back for its ceremonial land.
Aaron Higareda (He/Him)
Aaron Higareda is a Southern California playwright currently pursuing his MFA in Writing for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Riverside. When he is not working, writing, or worrying about working and writing, he enjoys chilling with his partner and their three crazy-ass kids!
Writer of “Panquetzaliztli” – a play about siblings fighting over a Nintendo Switch, but when their crazy Uncle interferes, they learn how to forgive each other and get paid in the process.
Poet writer/ music creator/ community leader/social justice activist from San Jose CA and the San Francisco Bay area
Writer & Performer of “Poder del Pueblo” – a short poem ¡¡We are here to stay!
Bernice “Bere” Espinoza; she/her/ella
poet/activist/advocate. She is a first generation American and college attendee, a Xicanx/Latinx Civil Rights lawyer. Bernice has been writing since she was 11 years. She derives her purpose from her faith and the community she serves. Her belief that she can always try to use her educational privilege and resources to serve others is what sustains her through challenging times.
Writer & Performer of “Lessons Learned by a Pocha” – Spoken word piece. I wrote this piece in 2003 as part of my graduation from undergrad. It was to honor my family and all the families who come before me to make better lives as Xicanx/Latinx
ISABEL QUIROZ (She/Her)
Born in México. Playwright, Director and actress. Graduated as Licenciada in Theatre by the Universidad Veracruzana. Currently studying MA in Theatre Directing at University of East London. She has been invited in different playwrights’ festivals in her country, as reader and lecturer. Founder of the theatre company “Teatro Glam&Roll”.
Writer of “Binnilidxi“ – I wrote this piece inspired by my grandmother’s life. She was from a pueblo zapoteca in Mexico and was married young, but mainly is about one of her children, my auntie who dedicated her life to taking care of her, they were always together until my Abuela passed, they were their own home, their own familia, binnilidxi.
CREATORS IN COMMUNITY PARTICIPANTS (They)
This past spring Community Members from the quad county area came together to dialogue, connect, and create. Inspired by these Community Circulos, two short collective creations were written by this community and guided by ETC Artists: Cristal Gonzalez Avila, Carlos Cortez, Dante Carballo, Clarissa Salcedo, Armando Franco, and Alfredo Avila.
Collective Creators of “Florece Inocencia“ & “Espinas de Covid”
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