Poster Frida Kahlo Theater © Frida Kahlo Theater

Fri, 08/19/2022 -
Fri, 09/16/2022

Goethe-Institut LA Project Space

The FRIDA KAHLO Theater - Disrupting the Mainstream is on view at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles from August 19 - September 16, 2022

For thirty-five years, Grupo de Teatro SINERGIA has produced predominantly original works in Spanish and English. The plays have been directed and performed by L.A. Latinx/Mexican and Central American theatre artists. In 1994, under the Artistic Direction of Rubén Amavizca-Murúa, the group moved into what is now The FRIDA KAHLO Theater in the Westlake district of Los Angeles. The group's productions focus on historical, political, and social themes that are relevant to and directly affect the primarily immigrant community. These original productions have also toured both nationally and in Mexico. Some of the original works presented by the group have also been produced in Belgium, Latvia, and Spain.

The Goethe-Institut Project space will serve as the venue for "The FRIDA KAHLO Theater - Disrupting the Mainstream," a Spanish and English language audio-visual retrospective and exhibition. The FRIDA KAHLO Theater - Disrupting the Mainstream documents the history of the FRIDA KAHLO Theater and its impact on the community, highlighting the group's most significant productions. In addition to plays, the exhibit will also feature work generated by young artists and community members in the form of photography, animation, and theatre for youth.

The following series of events, including a film screening, excerpts from plays produced by Grupo de Teatro SINERGIA and the FRIDA KAHLO Theater, and talks with FRIDA KAHLO Theater artists, will accompany the exhibition and place the theater's body of work in a cultural and historical context.

Friday, August 19th - OPENING + "The Women of Juarez"
Friday, August 26th - FILM + DISCUSSION: "Waiting in the Wings"
Friday, September 2nd - PERFORMANCE: "Sentado en un Árbol Caído"

Friday, September 9th - PERFORMANCE: "Soldaderas" 
Friday, September 16th - PERFORMANCE: "Frida"

The exhibition can be viewed at the following times:

During Office Hours: August 19th, 2022 - September 16th, 2022
                                    Mondays–Thursdays: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
                                    Fridays: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Admission is free. All ages welcome.
Masks required.

Parking (Daily maximum $20.00) is available Monday - Sunday from 5:30am -11:00pm
in the Walter J. Towers building lot located at
664 S. Westlake Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90057 

Limited street parking can be found in the neighborhood around the Goethe-Institut.

Public transport is possible with the red line to MacArthur Park/Westlake stop.

Using carpool or ride-share options are appreciated.

The FRIDA KAHLO Theater - Disrupting the Mainstream is part of the Neighborhood Interpretive Center, a hyperlocal initiative of cultural programs that focus on and uplift the MacArthur Park/Westlake neighborhood and surrounding areas.