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Interview with a Mexican

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MACLA Presents ¡Interview with a Mexican!


Fri-Sat, Nov 9-10, 2018: 7pm Doors Open | 8pm Performance

Sun, Nov 11, 2018: 1pm Doors Open | 2pm Performance


Adapted for the stage by Anthony J. Garcia based on conversations with author Gustavo Arellano and excerpts of his books ¡Ask a Mexican! and Taco USA.

Interview with a Mexican uses satire, humor and political incorrectness to examine stereotypes, anti-immigration politics and misconceptions that outsiders hold about Mexican culture. Revealing and humorous, Interview a Mexican explores the clichés of lowriders, busboys, and housekeepers; drunks and scoundrels; heroes and celebrities; and most important, millions upon millions of law-abiding, patriotic American citizens and their undocumented cousins who represent some $600 billion in economic power. Interview with a Mexican confronts the boogeymen of racism, xenophobia, and ignorance with humor.


Stick around after the performance on Fri, Nov 9, 2018 for a Q&A session with Anthony J. Garcia, Gustavo Arellano, and the cast of Interview with a Mexican!



Gustavo Arellano is the former publisher and editor of Orange County’s alternative weekly OC Weekly, and the author of the column ¡Ask a Mexican!, which is syndicated nationally. Arellano has won numerous awards for the column, including the 2006 and 2008 Best Non-Political Column in a large-circulation weekly from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, the 2007 Presidents Award from the Los Angeles Press Club and an Impacto Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and a 2008 Latino Spirit award from the California Latino Legislative Caucus.
The columns were collected in book form in 2008 as ¡Ask a Mexican! Arellano has published two further books: Orange County: A Personal History, and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.


Anthony Garcia has been the Executive Artistic Director of El Centro Su Teatro since 1989 and has been a member of Su Teatro since 1972. He received his BA in Theatre from the University of Colorado at Denver. Tony has received numerous awards and accolades for his artistic vision, including the 1989 University of California, Irvine Chicano Literary Award, a 2006 United States Artists Fellowship, an artist residency at the Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska, and was named the Denver Post 2010 Theatre Person of the Year. Most recently, he received the prestigious Livingston Fellowship from the Bonfils Stanton Foundation. Tony is a past faculty member for the National Association of Latino Art and Culture (NALAC) Leadership Institute as well as a past board member, he is a peer trainer for the Colorado Creative Industries’ Peer Assistance Network, and a member of the Western State Arts Federation’s (WESTAF) Board of Trustees. Tony is also an adjunct professor at Metro State College in Denver.



Please call box office 408.998.2783 for wheelchair and/or other accomodations. Production is presented in English with some Spanish and contains mature language. Recommended for ages 16+. 100 minutes, with intermission. Online ticket sales end at 4pm on Friday and Saturday; 11am on Sunday. Remaining tickets will be available at the door.


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408.998.ARTE

MACLA, Castellano Playhouse, 510 South 1st Street, San José, CA 95113

maclaarte.org/performing-arts


Supported by the National Performance Network (NPN).

This presentation of Interview with a Mexican was organzied by MACLA. MACLA is a participant in Leveraging a Network for Equity (LANE), a program of the National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network in partnership with the Nonprofit Finance Fund with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Support provided by Applied Materials Foundation, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the Castellano Family Foundation, a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, SV Creates, and MACLA donors.

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