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The About…Productions Archive contains materials related to the production history of the Los Angeles-based theater company including scripts, collateral materials, photos, and videos. This collection was digitized as part of the L.A. as Subject Digital Residency Program.
Founded in 1988, About…Productions creates original interdisciplinary theaterworks and educational programs that provoke new perspectives on history, humanity, and culture. The award-winning company is dedicated to generating new work through collaboration to create artistic and community dialogue; and believes in the power of theater to enlighten audiences, transform youth, and celebrate the lives of elders.
The itinerant company’s acclaimed theaterworks have been seen extensively in a broad range of Los Angeles-area communities; nationally and in Canada; and on national television. Collaboratively created with leading regional performing and visual artists, they unearth and illuminate cultural histories of Los Angeles, California and the Southwest; and explore the human spiritual condition. These productions have integrated media, music, dance, and design with innovative storytelling, and have been presented in partnership with performing arts and cultural centers, community-based organizations, libraries and educational institutions.
The Archive includes L.A. history-based productions such as "L.A. Real," "By the Hand of the Father," "Evangeline, the Queen of Make-Believe," and "They Shoot Mexicans, Don't They?"; all of which illuminate and explore cultural histories that include Latino, Chicano, Mexican-American, Californio, and Indigenous California.