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Items tagged: lower east side

(Asian American) Romeo & (Latina) Juliet: Commentary on modern day urban racial conflict and struggle

I am one proud big sister tonight! I just watched the final show of La Teatro La Tea's production of Romeo & Juliet, starring my little brother (OK, he's not that little), Chester Poon as Romeo.  I've come to know La Teatro La Tea through my brother's work with them over the last 4 years.  It's a great community theater space on the Lower East side that supports the development of actors of color, especially Latino talent, but has also nurtured the growth of other actors of color like my brother, because they recognize that there are few spaces for them to develop, and even less room in the theater world for racially diverse casts and crews.