“Want to start your own souse jar? First you cut off the horny parts of a pig's feet and toes, scrape, clean, and singe off any hairs. You'll need cider vinegar and a stone jar but to complete the breakfast dish, you'll have to buy the book . . . [which] includes photos, poems, and observations exploring race, class, gender, and ethnicity.”

Communication Studies Department at UNC-Chapel Hill
Department of Dramatic Art at UNC-CH
El Centro Latino
El Pueblo
Pa’lante
SCALE
Streetsigns Center for Literature and Performance

La Vida Local

Named by The Independent Weekly in their “Best of What We Saw 2005,” La Vida Local presents the view from Hispanic young adults who find themselves straddling two cultures, two languages, and one unexpected life in the U.S.  Using traditional music, break dancing, and original rap within the play, the show speaks to the dreams and realities of our newest neighbors.

Check out the view from Hispanic young adults who find themselves straddling two cultures, two languages, and one unexpected life in the U.S. Using music, story, dance, and rap, the show speaks to the dreams and realities of our newest neighbors. Set in the waiting room at a train station, travelers arriving, departing, and possibly staying respond to ethnic jokes about jobs, intelligence, race, and athletic prowess. A blind guitarist from Mexico, a college student from Panama, a hopeful engineer from El Salvador, and a shy transplant from Puerto Rico, these and other new residents offer a view into a shared present that has little to do with their individual pasts.

A post-show discussion and reception offers the opportunity to meet the performers and find out more about local opportunities for service and support. Representatives from Pa’lante, El Centro Latino, and other local support groups will join the reception and discussion.

On Stage

El Pueblo

SCALE National Literacy Conference

The ArtsCenter

Human Relations Commission Annual Kick-off

 

Community Here

La Vida Local History Here