José Torres-Tama presents ALIENS, IMMIGRANTS & OTHER EVILDOERS

José Torres-Tama presents ALIENS, IMMIGRANTS & OTHER EVILDOERS


ALIENS, IMMIGRANTS & OTHER EVILDOERS is his critically acclaimed solo that was developed through his first Creation Fund Award in 2010. His performances thrive on a fusion of bilingual texts, film projections, conceptual rituals, community interviews, historical research, and exaggerated characters—creating spectacles that are visually dynamic and politically charged. Also, he received a 2008 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for the publication of his first art book by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art called New Orleans Free People of Color & Their Legacy. In the academy, Duke, Cornell, Vanderbilt, LSU, Tulane, the Ohio State University, the University of Maryland, and many others have presented his solos and lectures on performance art as a tool for social change. In fall of 2013, Lavender Ink New Orleans will publish Immigrant Dreams & Alien Nightmares: Bilingual Poems for Open Wounds, an anthology of fifteen years of verse. www.torrestama.com

September 19th, 2013 5:00 PM   through   6:00 PM
Russell Auditorium
United States
Phone: 478-445-6807