"UndocuNation is an evening of culture jamming, visual art, and performances addressing the devastating consequences of our country's broken immigration system."
The Center for Race and Gender and the Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Department at UC Berkeley are putting together a show called UndocuNation. Thanks to the efforts of Marco Flores and Angela Marino, people in our Cal community can openly (and artistically) express themselves about the issues surrounding immigration.
For those of you who've known me for a while, you know that I have a hard time being funny with my art. It's just a difficult thing to grasp for me sometimes. HOWEVER, 2013 marks the year I challenge myself. Thankfully, I am blessed with having a funny talented friend!
I would have not heard of UndocuNation, were it not for Samanta Cubias. Sami is a hilariously talented actor and writer who has also recently graduated from Cal. She inspires me to dig deep into my funny bone. We brainstormed one evening over drinks and pizza, and decided that our issues about race, gender, and immigration would be shared through a puppet routine.
And so, for the first time ever, here is Samanta Cubias and myself (as Monsier Jean Luc Monet with an over-the-top "Latino" accent) doing our improv audition video.
This video was just our audition, and we have WAY more stories to share with you, so come and check out our contribution to UndocuNation at UC Berkeley. Our short puppet video will be shared during the Immigration Symposium at the Multicultural Center on February 15 at 11:30 am.
Friday, February 15, 2013
9 am - 5:30 pm
Multicultural Community Center (Hearst Annex D)
* In addition to the Immigration Symposium, there will be other amazing artists and singers representing their UndocuNation voices during the evening performances. Come and support an entire day of immigrant art!
If you see us around, make sure to say Merd!
Evening Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/129254560571437/?fref=ts