MORE THAN GRAPES
Premiering April 16th is MORE THAN GRAPES by Carlos Aguirre, Jeffrey Lo, and Lisa Ramirez, developed and directed by Sean San José. MORE THAN GRAPES explores the lead-up to the Delano Grape Strike, through the legacies of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and Larry Itliong. Not an attempt to capture the biographies or histories of these three icons of the farmworkers movement, this piece grabs shards of their legacies and opens them up like a collective archive of our past and present. This audio piece is a collage of responses to Delano, California. The piece goes inside of Delano—the heart of the movement— and where the effects of the farmworkers’ fight lives in our memories and today. The production features Ramirez, Lo, and Aguirre, along with Dani Cervantes, Mike Sagun, and Kaylamay Paz Suarez, visual design by Kristoffer Barrera.