Teatro Luna's Play S-E-X-Oh! Comes to St. Mary's College

Performances February 16-17, 8 p.m. Workshop February 17, 1 p.m.

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - What do sex, video games, and Trader Joe's have in common? Find out in Teatro Luna's show, S-E-X-Oh!, which performs on Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17 at 8 p.m. in the Bruce Davis Theater in Montgomery Hall, located on the St. Mary's College of Maryland (SMCM) campus.

In addition to the performances, troupe members will conduct a workshop on "Performing in Commu-nity," on Saturday, February 17, from 1-3 p.m. in the Bruce Davis Theater, This workshop uses per-formance and writing exercises to generate an autobiographical ensemble performance. The workshop is free and open to the public. All participants are welcome.

Hailed by Margo Jefferson of The New York Times as a theater that "makes theatre matter again," Teatro Luna was founded in 2000 by Tanya Saracho and Coya Paz, a 1997 graduate of SMCM. The women, disappointed by the lack of serious roles for Latina women, decided to form their own theater that would not stereotype or ignore them.

Their latest show, S-E-X-Oh! debuted in 2005 at the PAC/Edge Festival and has been performed in Chicago and San Francisco. "We wanted to do a play about sex-but more to do with gender and coming into the sense of being sensual," said Paz.

"Although these stories are true to the people who are speaking them, it seems like a lot of people can relate. We are trying to use the play to create a dialogue about gender and sexuality. We want the audience to have fun and think about the spaces that we all have in common. I think 99 percent of women leave feeling good."

Sponsored by the Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies, Teatro Luna's residency is made possible by generous support from SMCM's Lecture and Fine Arts Committee, the Arts Alliance of St. Mary's College of Maryland, the SMCM Foundation, SMCM's International Languages and Cultures Department and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies cross-disciplinary study area.

Ticket prices are $4 or $6. To make reservations, call the Theater Box Office at (240) 895-4243 or e-mail boxoffice@smcm.edu.

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