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all brown all chingon

ensemble theatre · the nomads · Ages 15+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States

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AIDA SANDOVAL certified reviewer June 24, 2013
The power of this play is its honesty, and raw truth about the human condition when we experience love, loss and begin to heal. Each of the four actors' interpretation of each vignette of Chicano men dealing with their journey was completely authentic and genuine. The actors embraced their souls as men of color and were courageous in allowing us to experience their story, which is the truth about life in our communities. Jose Casas' voice is unique and powerful and sheds light and compassion about life as a proud Chicano.... full review
CINDY MARIE JENKINS certified reviewer June 28, 2013
The ABAC team present captivating stories mostly well told. Conflicting ideas of identity create both a dank and shining gem exploring masculinity. The framing of these monologues seemed to be a writing or support group, and I'm not sure the play needs it. The four extremely talented actor/storytellers got diluted by their focus moving between the audience and each other. Their energy and support towards one another almost made the audience feel too comfortable. If these are struggles with identity, then the presence and openness of the ensemble made it too easy to express. Casas clearly has a lot inside of him, a lot to share with people like me who had to look up the definition of "chingon," and I'm excited to see more in the future... full review