written and performed by El Teatro Luna
Directed by Coya Paz
January and Febuary 2008
Be a Man?…
Men. Women. Women dressed as men. Teatro Luna, Chicago’s All-Latina Theater Company, brings their hit show MACHOS to 16th Street for a limited engagement. In 2006, frustrated with their boyfriends, brothers, and bosses, this company of Latina women set out to answer the question: what are men really thinking? The result is MACHOS, a performance drawn from interviews with 50 men nationwide and performed by an all-Latina cast in drag. From a young man’s relationship with his correctional officer father to man cheating on his wife with himself to an epic confrontation between fraternity brothers, MACHOS presents a range of true-life stories with Teatro Luna’s trademark humor and unique Latina point of view. MACHOS follows their critically acclaimed shows S-E-X-OH and LUNATIC(A)S and moves beyond the everyday stereotypes of gender, offering a complex look at how 50 men (and eight Latina women) learned how to be men. As always, Teatro Luna is cheeky, straightforward, and willing to ask even the most hard hitting questions: exactly how did you learn to use a urinal? MACHOS is presented In English with a sprinkle of Spanish.
MACHOS Developed and directed by Coya Paz . Created by El Teatro Luna. Coya Paz is the Co-Artistic Director of Teatro Luna, and was named one of UR Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in 2005 and one of GO NYC! Magazine’s 100 Women We Love in 2007. She was the 2006-2007 Artist-In-Residence at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture. Previous collaborations with Teatro Luna include Generic Latina, Dejame Contarte, The Maria Chronicles, and S-e-x-Oh