Literary

José Rubén De León Reprises His Federico García Lorca Tribute at Classic Theatre

José Rubén De León Reprises His Federico García Lorca Tribute at Classic Theatre

With his 1932 play Blood Wedding and collection of poems Poet in New York (published in 1940), Federico García Lorca became one of Spain’s most revered poets and dramatists during the 20th century. But his influence far exceeds the world of literature. Lorca was part of a group of artists known as La Generacion del ’27, which included filmmaker Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dalí. In the 1930s, Lorca explored

‘You’re in the Wrong Bathroom!’ Dispels Myths Undermining Transgender Identity

‘You’re in the Wrong Bathroom!’ Dispels Myths Undermining Transgender Identity

The first time I heard about transgender people, it was the mid-1990s. The Crying Game had been out for nearly half my life, but I’d never been able to understand the hushed conversations around the movie. My parents didn’t want to talk too much about the “twist” in the middle, but they assured their friends

Conspirare Concert to Celebrate the Journey of Women

Conspirare Concert to Celebrate the Journey of Women

The Grammy-Award winning vocal ensemble Conspirare will present Unclouded Day, a concert featuring new work by composer Jocelyn Hagen on Sunday, May 21 at Temple Beth-El. The concert, directed by Craig Hella Johnson, will explore the varied ways in which “words and music encompass the journey of women.” It includes additional work by Benjamin Britten, Bernice Johnson

Overtime Theater Presents World Premiere of ‘The Last Days of Oscar Wilde’

Overtime Theater Presents World Premiere of ‘The Last Days of Oscar Wilde’

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. From its early days in the Blue Star Arts Complex to its stint in the shadow of the Pearl, The Overtime Theater has consistently captured our attention with truly unusual (even absurd) programming that’s taken shape in nearly 100 original works since its inception back in 2007. Having

Heather Has Two Mommies Author Lesléa Newman Visits SA for National Poetry Month

Heather Has Two Mommies Author Lesléa Newman Visits SA for National Poetry Month

Still in the midst of National Poetry Month, San Antonio has been gifted an array of local offerings (organized in an online calendar at getcreativesanantonio.com), including the recurring program “Voices and Vibes.” Presented by the interfaith organization Celebration Circle, the monthlong series continues Sunday, April 23, with a presentation by influential Jewish lesbian author Lesléa Newman. A

Book Release Party Slated for ‘Alejandro Diaz: It Takes a Village’

Book Release Party Slated for ‘Alejandro Diaz: It Takes a Village’

The Linda Pace Foundation is hosting a book release party for Alejandro Diaz: It Takes a Village on Thursday, April 13 at Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex. The book is the counterpart to the exhibition of the same name held at SPACE Gallery in 2015. It features essays by Kathryn Kanjo, Rita Gonzalez and poetic commentary

Poet Candice Daquin Melds the Personal and the Universal in ‘Pinch the Lock’

Poet Candice Daquin Melds the Personal and the Universal in ‘Pinch the Lock’

Born and raised in France — before school in England and some time in Canada — San Antonio transplant and poet Candice Louisa Daquin grew up understanding America from an outsider’s perspective. In France, one can say that she experienced a slightly more progressive (though increasingly less so) version of the same mirage of Western

Amy Stone Sheds Light on the Bizarre History of Cornyation

Amy Stone Sheds Light on the Bizarre History of Cornyation

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. For many San Antonians, Fiesta is simply something that “happens” each year — a sprawling, expensive, messy celebration that lures tourists into downtown, dumps confetti all over the place and inspires folks to get dolled up in candy-colored garb to gawk at bedazzled “royalty” passing by on parade

Last Call for ‘Seven Card Stud’ at Overtime Theatre

Last Call for ‘Seven Card Stud’ at Overtime Theatre

Greg Barrio’s play Seven Card Stud will be the Overtime Theatre’s final production staged at its current location on Camden Street near the Pearl. The theatre company has announced plans to relocate to the city’s Northwest side. Seven Card Stud takes place 20 years after Barrios’ previous play, Rancho Pancho, which chronicled playwright Tennesee Williams’ short-lived

Classic Theatre Presents Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’

Classic Theatre Presents Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’

William Shakespeare’s influence is unparalleled. With the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016, The Classic Theatre now presents one of the playwright’s greatest work: The Tempest. Part fairytale and part romance, The Tempest is set on a remote island and tells the story of Prospero, a sorcerer and exiled Duke of Milan, who must restore his

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