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.
A 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.
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.
Free Parking is available at Metro/Retail parking structure located at
676 S. Westlake Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90057
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.