Noche de Teatro, a Carmen Aguirre New Play Sneak Peek
October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Electric Company Theatre Core Artist, award-winning theatre maker and best-selling author, Carmen Aguirre, for an exclusive glimpse into her new play, Fire Never Dies: The Tina Modotti Project in advance of its premiere at the 2024 Chutzpah! Festival in November 2024. Carmen will read excerpts from her script, followed by Q&A moderated by the VPL Head of Programming, Jorge Amigo. Casual socializing, refreshments available.
In Fire Never Dies: The Tina Modotti Project, Carmen Aguirre tackles the dialectic between art and revolution by excavating Tina Modotti’s life and art, and, in so doing, reflecting on our own lives through hers. This Italian photographer and her revolutionary art thrived in Mexico City in the 1920s. She was Frida Kahlo’s lover and posed for Diego Rivera’s murals. After seven years of photography, she abandoned her art to join the anti-fascist cause in Europe. Raised in a working-class family, Tina’s legacy is one of dedication to justice and equality and the four hundred photographs she left behind. Carmen is compelled by Tina’s struggle to reconcile her artistic practice and intimate life with her political commitment.
Read more about the work, cast and design team here: https://www.electriccompanytheatre.com/show/modotti/
Date: Thursday, October 19
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Left of Main (211 Keefer St, Vancouver)
Carmen is an award-winning theatre artist and author, an Electric Company Theatre Core Artist, Artistic Associate of New Play Development at The Stratford Festival, and co-founder of The Canadian Latinx Theatre Artist Coalition. She has written and co-written over twenty-five plays, the #1 international bestseller Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter (2012 CBC Canada Reads winner) and its bestselling sequel, Mexican Hooker #1 and My Other Roles Since the Revolution. ECT will premiere Fire Never Dies: The Tina Modotti Project in the fall of 2024. This fall, she is directing Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding at her alma mater, Studio 58. Carmen has over eighty film, television, and stage acting credits and twenty theatre directing credits. Carmenaguirre.ca
In Partnership with The Electric Company Theatre