Quixote Nuevo : An Afternoon with The Boston Globe

11/24/2019 Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre

After the 2pm performance of Quixote Nuevo on Sunday, November 24, stay for a post-show conversation with The Boston Globe's Marcela Garcia that will also feature Trevor Mattos from Boston Indicators, Carol Leon from the Mayor’s Office of immigrant advancement, and immigration lawyer and author Iris Gomez as panelists.

Marcela García (moderator) writes editorials -- the daily unsigned essays representing the official view of The Boston Globe as a community institution -- and is a member of the Globe editorial board. García has been part of the op-ed and editorial pages since early 2014. Previously, she was a correspondent for Telemundo Boston, a special contributor to the Boston Business Journal, and the editor of El Planeta, Boston’s largest Spanish-language publication.

Carol León is the outreach and community engagement coordinator for the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Advancement. She works with city departments, community-based organizations, legal service providers, and foreign consulates to serve the immigrant community. Before assuming that role, she joined MOIA as the AmeriCorps VISTA to coordinate and to launch the Immigrant Information Corners at all 24 Boston Public Library (BPL)  branches. These corners provide informational materials about immigration, financial empowerment, and other community resources. Ms. León continues to be the liaison between US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), BPL, Mayor’s Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE), and community partners and to develop programming for the immigrant community at the libraries. She is a native speaker of Spanish, is proficient in French, and holds a B.A. in International Affairs and French from Suffolk University.

Iris Gomez is an attorney who directs the Immigrants Protection Project at Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, where she engages in high-impact litigation and systemic advocacy on behalf of low-income immigrants and provides immigration-related legal support, education, and training for legal and lay audiences. She has received awards from the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys, the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the National Lawyers Guild, and the Boston Bar Association, among other legal and community awards and has played a leadership role in numerous professional and community organizations. In addition to her legal accomplishments, she is the prize-winning author of a novel about a Colombian immigrant family’s experiences in the U.S., Try to Remember, which garnered praise from national magazines such as O, The Oprah Magazine and Latina and appeared on The Boston Globe bestseller list, and many of her essays and poetry have been published in anthologies, literary journals, and elsewhere.

Trevor Mattos is the research manager at Boston Indicators, where his work focuses on race and ethnicity, economic development, gender, and immigration. Before joining Boston Indicators, he worked as a research associate at The Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. Prior to this, he worked as a research assistant at the Public Policy Center at UMass Dartmouth. Mr. Mattos holds a Master's degree in Applied Economics from UMass Boston and a Master's degree in Public Policy from UMass Dartmouth.

Quixote Nuevo

by Octavio Solis | Directed by KJ Sanchez
Nov. 15 – Dec. 8, 2019
Huntington Avenue Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue

One of literature’s most vibrant and memorable characters, Cervantes’ Don Quixote is boldly brought to life by award-winning playwright Octavio Solis and director KJ Sanchez in this hysterically funny and exceptionally poetic adaption of the classic novel. Transported to a border town in Texas, the eccentric, brilliant knight embarks on a cross-desert quest to reunite with a long-lost love. Chased by Death himself – in the form of roving bands of guitar-playing Calacas – Quixote always leads with his heart in a world of people led astray by their brains. Quixote Nuevo is a triumphant celebration and a rich, contemporary, theatrical fable that has been created anew by Solis, one of the storytellers behind the Disney/Pixar film Coco.

Quixote Nuevo is produced in association with Hartford Stage and Alley Theatre.

Approximate run time:Quixote Nuevo plays in approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one ten-minute intermission. Please note: This production includes theatrical haze, strobe light effects, and the smoking of cocoa shell cigarettes (100% nicotine free).

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BRUNCH: This package includes a small parfait of salad, choice of pre-selected entrée, and a mimosa at MIDA, and a ticket to Quixote Nuevo for $79. Use code MIDABRUNCH to redeem this offer.

DINNER: This package includes a 3 course dinner and a glass of wine at MIDA, and a ticket to Quixote Nuevo for $99. Use code MIDADINNER to redeem this offer.

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