L.A. Real

"Imbued with the richness of the past, poetic but never so lyrical as to be out of step with present reality."
Los Angeles Times

About...L.A. Real

Exploring the myths and nostalgia that affect our perceptions of California, L.A. Real traces the relationships between Los Angeles and its three dominant cultures: Mestizo/Mexican/Californio, Native California Indian, and American-European. A one-woman theaterwork written and directed by Theresa Chavez and performed by Rose Portillo, L.A. Real incorporates painting, photography, video, and original music. Chavez is a seventh-generation Californio; her family settled in what is now Los Angeles in 1771.