MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13th – 7-9p!! –
For our NOVEMBER Tintero Reading Series FEATURE, we bring you
In preparation for the upcoming Latino/a Theatre New Playwright’s Festival: Sin Muros at Stages Repertory Theatre, Tintero Projects and Stages have teamed up to help bring more Latino/a audiences to the theatre!
REMEMBER – shows are the 2nd Monday of the month so this month – Nov. 13th , Edyka will drop some knowledge and speak truth to power. Don’t sleep on this.
Edyka Chilomé, born Erica Granados – De La Rosa, is a queer indigenous literary artist, speaker, performer, educator, and cultural worker based in North Texas. A child of Salvadorian and Mexican immigrant activists, she was raised in social justice movements grounded in the tradition of spiritual activism. She holds a B.A. in social and political philosophy with an emphasis on social justice from Loyola University Chicago and an M.A. in Multicultural Women’s Studies from Texas Women’s University where her research focused on the decolonial power of spiritual [Art]ivism. Edyka has been asked to share her poetry and speak on social justice issues on multiple media platforms and in spaces around the country including Tedx, The Huffington Post, GLAAD, The Tucson Poetry Festival, Prindle Institute for Ethics, The Dallas Museum of Art, Duke University, The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, and The Texas Democratic Convention. She has published numerous articles, essays, plays, and poems including a collection of poetry that explores queer mestizaje in the diaspora entitled “She Speaks Poetry”, praised by the founder of Democracy Now en Español as “…a must read for those yearning to discover new ways to open up to deep personal and global transformation.”
Currently she is co producing a multimedia indigenous futurism project based on her original theatrical play Where Earth Meets The Sky, set for its world premier Spring 2018 in Dallas Tx produced by Cara Mia Theatre Company. You can often find her sharing poetry and stories that focus on indigeneity, gender politics, spirit, art, and diaspora. Edyka was recently named top 25 most influential artists in the DFW by Artist Uprising Magazine.