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Scatter My Red Underwear: the Goddess Remix

Friday, August 08, 2008
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Milta Ortiz
Location Details:
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission Street, San Francisco
$10 General Admission
(Tickets sold at the door ONLY.)

Playwright-performer, Milta Ortiz, ruminates on the anxieties, vulnerabilities and struggles of four contemporary women of color walking a complex tightrope between salvation and self-destruction in their sometimes neurotic, sometimes noble search for love and self-realization. An ensemble performance straddling the comic and the tragic, the real and the imaginary, the material and the mythological aspects of being a so-called, “strong, independent woman.” Seamlessly blending theatre, dance, live music, video and spoken word, SCATTER MY RED UNDERWEAR presents a postmodern romp through a NeoXicana feminism.

This fourth rendition of SMRU (previous productions included performances at MACLA in San Jose, Malonga Center for the Arts in Oakland and La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley) features several new elements including choreography by Hugo Carbajal, live music by Lakín Valdez and an expanded cast deftly directed by La Peña resident artist, Marc David Pinate.

SMRU: The Goddess Remix featuring Scarlett Abuslin aka Roja 1, Milta Ortiz and Aryeh Shell. Directed by Marc David Pinate. Written by Milta Ortiz. Masks and Choreography by Hugo Carbajal. Live Music by Lakin Valdez. Set Design by Tanya Orellana. Videos by Maya Chinchilla and Mitch Smith. Dramaturgy by Mica Diaz-Sanchez. Photos by Diana Sanchez.

This project funded by Zellerbach Family Foundation and Writers Corps.


Milta Ortiz: Poet/Writer/Performer…Revolutionary Arts Educator working with Writers Corps, San Francisco. She has received grant awards from Oakland’s Cultural Arts Program and the Zellerbach Family Foundation. She has performed in Litquake for three years, the International Poetry Festival, the Hip Hop theater festival and numerous venues around the Bay including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the De Young Museum, San Jose Museum of Art and SomArts Theater. She performed in Los Medanos College’s first ever sold out performances of the Vagina Monologues. She holds a Creative Writing degree from SFSU; and is a Vona Voices, Teatro Vision, Violeta Luna and Sarah Shelton Mann workshop alumna. Her poetry has been published in Coyolxuahqui, Cipatli and She is one third of Las Manas Tres, a spoken word & movement performance troupe.

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