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  In this public discussion, ArtsEmerson hosted three members of Culture Clash (Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza) and Double Edge artists Stacy Klein, Carlos Uriona and Matthew Glassman as they reflected on some of the questions that the two companies share.   How is the work done by both companies rooted in the idea of “creative responses” to injustice/destruction? How does the work grow out of the communities in which artists live and…

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Thank you for joining us for the Culture Clash 30th Anniversary Tour Muse and Morros! We are so honored to have these artists telling stories from the margins of America back in Boston. As the guys slip into the various people they have met over the past three decades, we as an audience begin to see what it means to be an American. It calls to mind the work of Anna Deavere Smith, Ira Glass, and…

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“Hola! Bueno, when I was a transvestite and prostitute, my name was Hilda.”   This is one of the first lines spoken in Muse & Morros, a show generated by three men who have been working together on a concoction of comedy, politics and social commentary for three decades now. In fact, for the men of Culture Clash, this show is part of their 30th anniversary victory lap, and their first run in Boston since…

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By David Dower   In the populist, political, hit-and-run spirit of tonight’s performance, we offer the following quick snapshots from the people’s encyclopedia, Wikipedia, to orient you to the delirious, daffy, deadly serious world of Culture Clash.   LIVING NEWSPAPER “Living Newspaper” is a term for a theatrical form presenting factual information on current events to a popular audience. Historically, Living Newspapers have also urged social action (both implicitly and explicitly) and reacted against naturalistic…

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  This past year marks the Culture Clash’s 30th year anniversary as the most prominent Chicano/Latino performance troupe in the coun­try, with work ranging from sketch comedy to drama, to adaptations of Aristophanes, to co-writing Frank Loesser’s long-lost musical Señor Discretion Himself, based on a story by the late Budd Schulberg. Founded in 1984 on May 5th (Cinco de Mayo) in San Francisco’s historic Mission District, Culture Clash is Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert…

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