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An Evening with Performance Artist José Torres-Tama

José Torres-Tama

Thursday, November 17 –
Friday, November 18, 2022

Martinos Auditorium, Perry and Marty Granoff Center, 154 Angell Street

Free and open to the public.

ALIENS, IMMIGRANTS & OTHER EVILDOERS: A sci-fi Latino noir solo performance. Written and Performed by José Torres-Tama.

ALIENS will be presented on November 17 and 18, 2022 at 7 PM, at the Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium, 154 Angell Street

With anti-immigrant hysteria reaching brutal proportions in the wake of the 2019 killings in El Paso, award-winning performance artist José Torres-Tama takes on the haters in ALIENS, IMMIGRANTS & OTHER EVILDOERS. 

This inventive sci-fi Latino noir performance solo exposes the hypocrisies of the U.S. political system. Satirizing the idea of immigrants as “extra-terrestrials,” Torres-Tama brings to life the heroic stories of real people who crossed the border to escape economic and political despair. 

With heart and humor, Torres-Tama’s critically acclaimed, 75-minute performance challenges the vilification of people in search of the elusive “American Dream,” and reminds us all: “No guacamole for immigrant haters.”

These performances are part of the Sawyer Seminar "Rethinking the Dynamic Interplay of Migration, Race, and Ethnicity in the Caribbean and Latin America." 

More Information

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

José Torres-Tama is a published poet, playwright, journalist, photographer, renegade scholar and arts educator. In addition to his creative activism, he serves as the Artistic Director of ArteFuturo Productions in New Orleans. His solo work, ALIENS, was developed through a National Performance Network Creation Fund Award, and co-commissioned by the Ashé Cultural Arts Center in New Orleans, MECA in Houston, and GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington, DC.