MAY 7, 8, 14, and 15
UCSB CENTER FOR CHICANO STUDIES
The Center for Chicano Studies at UC Santa Barbara and The Rockefeller Foundation present Sweet Peace. Experience the premiere of this exciting new play by award winning playwright Monica Palacios. Featuring: Diana Burbano, Jennifer Pagan, Joe Gonzalez, Mario Martinez and Jerry Oshinsky.
Leading queer Chicana writer/performer Monica Palacios is the recipient of a prestigious Postdoctoral Rockefeller Fellowship from the Center for Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara for the academic year 2003-2004.
As an artist-in-residence at UC Santa Barbara, Ms. Palacios has collaborated with campus and community members, and Los Angeles actors to stage the world premiere of her original play, Sweet Peace. The theme for this year's fellowship, "The Dynamics of Chicana/o Cultural Literacy," brings together outstanding scholars and artists who are conducting research on Chicana/o culture and the interplay of hybridity, cultural mobility and literacy in a transnational context.
This honor recognizes both the relevance, promise and merit
of Palacios' culminating fellowship project, Sweet Peace, as well
as the originality and intellectual distinction of her previous work as
a playwright, performer, producer, teacher, journalist and storyteller over
the past 20 years. Ms. Palacios is known for her one woman shows and is
a highly anthologized writer. Monica has won dozens of awards from regional
and national organizations, honoring Palacios for her efforts to empower
Latino/a and LGBT communities. Ms. Palacios is an adjunct professor at UC
Santa Barbara, UCLA and UC Riverside.
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Take Highway 101 to Carrillo Street, exit and turn toward the mountains (northbound turns right, southbound turns left). Proceed to Chapala Street (fourth light) and turn right. Proceed 1-1/2 blocks and turn left into either of two entrances to Paseo Nuevo. Park near the elevator, or proceed to roof-level parking.