Catalina La O Presenta: Ahora Conmigo

Catalina La O Presenta: Ahora Conmigo
Catalina La O Presenta: Ahora Conmigo

Winner of the 2020 Fringe New Play Prize, Catalina La O presenta: Ahora Conmigo, draws inspiration from Puerto Rican musical legends Myrta Silva, Lucecita Benitez, and Yolandita Monge. This interactive, bilingual cabaret performance is part (physical) clown show, part punk rock performance, y todo emoción performed by khattieQ.

Catalina’s mother is lost, unable to join her in Puerto Rico for the finale taping of Catalina’s one-hour TV program, “Ahora Conmigo.” Then a destructive hurricane hits Puerto Rico and throws Catalina into her darkest hour. Emerging from the aftermath, wet and wounded, Catalina seeks refuge in her television studio. Though her backing band and television crew have all gone missing, Catalina believes her beloved audience still survives. She sings and performs to them and to herself, sharing stories and songs of heartbreak, resistance, and survival. Catalina La O Presenta is a piece for the queer communities. It is a piece for the colonized body. It is a piece for Puerto Rico. It is a piece for anyone who has experienced heartbreak. It is a piece for survivors. It is a piece that speaks to resistance.

The Latinx community is one of the smallest in Canada. Rarely do they get to see shows representing their struggle and their perseverance. In this political environment, it is more important than ever to share their stories. Catalina La O Presenta seeks to bring those stories to the big stage.

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