The Box

Written and performed by Carmelita Tropicana (a.k.a. Alina Troyano)

Carmelita Tropicana’s father was jailed as a teen for his revolutionary activities. He joined the rebel forces to free Cuba from Batista’s regime fighting alongside Castro but was forced to leave Cuba when he wrote a scathing report on a jail holding political prisoners. As a father he was in and out of Carmelita’s life for years at a time, and while she once wanted normalcy and yearned for a father who was a dentist, she is beginning to think that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” This new piece by New York City-based performance artist Carmelita Tropicana explores complex racial and social issues through meta-biographical performance.

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Friday, November 15, 2013 at 8:00pm
Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 8:00pm


Studio 6

Swain Hall

Support from Teatro Latina/o Series in collaboration with the UNC Program in Latina/o Studies and the Carolina Latina/o Collaborative.

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