Hispanic Federation/FUERZAfest organized a writing and theatrical interpretation seminar offered by Spanish author and director Carlos Be.
The goal with this seminar is to be able to showcase some of the relevant issues and tribulations that enshroud many of our the LGBTQ+ community. Wonderqueers is the title of this collective first time writer's experience. In this experiment we are touching on various topics selected and highlighted by Carlos Be. Some of those relevant issues presented by these fictional characters are visibility, drug use, social disparity and their prejudices against or in favor of favor of those involved in the story.
Wonderqueers is a dark comedy centered in and around New York City, the story narrates the misadventures of a young puertorican man (wanna be gangsta aka caco), his uncle (a wealthy professional at an emotional crossroad) and a homeless elder man (with a dark past). The three of them are challenged daily by their hopeful dreams and worst nightmares.
The actors responsible for bringing these characters to life are Juan Luis Acevedo, Joan Bantallé and Christopher Cuevas. The dramaturgy and direction of this collective creation is signed by Carlos Be.
Carlos Be (Facilitator) is a Spanish playwright who bets on values of community, diversity, and equality through his scenic creations. With a corpus of more than thirty scripts translated into a dozen languages, his works have been premiered in theaters such as the Sala Cuarta Pared in Madrid, Repertorio Español in New York, the MeetFactory International Center for Contemporary Art in Prague, the National Theater in Bogotá and the National Theater of Venezuela. Among other recognitions, he received the Caja España, Borne and Serantes Awards for his theatrical scripts. In 2017, he received a Seal against gender violence from the Ministry of Equality from the Government of Spain.
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