Posted: November 10, 2008
Food for Thought Books in Amherst is hosting an evening with Spanish professor Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez, editor of Ollantay! Theater Magazine's Special Issue: Latina/o Gay Performances and Theater.
The evening will be a celebration including both a reading and journal signing by Sandoval-Sanchez and a reception with a DJ. Donations accepted during the evening will benefit the Kimbombo Theatre Group in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
The event starts at 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 20, at the bookstore at 106 North Pleasant Street in Amherst.
The Ollantay! Theater Magazine, in existence for 17 years, is produced by Ollantay Center for the Arts. The journal is used in many national and international colleges and universities and gives a voice to both emerging and established Latino playwrights. It includes all matters related to the theatre, interviews, and critical essays. This is the first Ollantay Theater Magazinefully dedicated to Latina/o queer theatre and performance. It includes testimonials, interviews, critical essays, and an archival section on AIDS. The issue is meant to be an act of intervention as well as to "center stage" and give visibility to the theatre and performance of U.S. Latinas/os.
Sandoval-Sanchez is a professor of Spanish at Mount Holyoke College and critical theatre analyst. His publications include José Can You See?, Puro Teatro: A Latina Anthology, and Stages of Life: Transcultural Performance and Identity in U.S. Latina Theater. His work has been included in a variety of journal and anthologies including Technofuturos and Ollantay!
The Kimbombo theatre group works towards economic justice, health, and other social-related issues by contributing to the development of a capable, informed, and self-determined Latino/a community in Holyoke.
All Food for Thought events are free and open to the public. Food for Thought Books is a radical, not-for-profit workers' collective, making change visible and providing progressive, political literature; authors' readings; and community events.