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NEWS AND UPDATES
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ILL FEELINGS GOES TO MANCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL
Felicia makes her film festival debut at Manchester Film Festival as a supporting actress. This female written, directed, produced and starred film has been nominated for several awards.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD COMMERCIAL
We Decide 2020: Planned Parenthood bilingual Voting Campaign
REMOUNTING OF LA CANCION DEL COQUI
Spring 2020 with Public Performances Sunday, April 5, 2020
On the island of Borinquen, the god Juracan has become upset, causing a wild storm to ravage the rainforest. El Coqui, the tiny but mighty frog must restore peace to the island with the audience's help! Through song, dance and play audience members of all ages and abilities will explore the different levels of the rainforest, overcome come doubt, find self-care practices, learn the need for community and find Abuela Cieba.
This show is bilingual and sensory friendly.
DIRECTOR OF BRAINPEOPLE
January-February 3, 2020
Press Release: Brainpeople
DePauw Theatre continues its 19/20 season with the riveting play Brainpeople from critically acclaimed playwright José Rivera. A wealthy heiress invites two wayward strangers to a grand feast commemorating the death of her parents. If they can make it through the night they will take home $20,000. Tensions rise, true colors are revealed and the exotic main course is not the only thing with claws! Brainpeople is certain to have you hooked with its fantastical feast, thrilling storyline, and compelling characters.
Making her directorial debut on the Moore Theatre stage is alum and director Felicia Santiago ’14. Upon graduation she studied at NYU and obtained a master’s in Education Theatre: College & Community Settings. Since then she has been working throughout New York as an actor and director.
Santiago is thrilled to be back at DePauw. “It has been a dream of mine to come back to DePauw to direct and teach. Being back in honor of diversity shows how far DePauw has come and is a symbol of faith and hope for how far it’ll continue to go. I’m grateful to get back to a place that didn’t provide me with opportunities on stage. It’s been a rewarding experience to help minds empower themselves with resources I’ve collected throughout my life – applicable to acting and life.” Santiago’s exuberance for the stage and commitment to providing experiences she wishes she had while at DePauw shines through every aspect of the enthralling production.
Gracing the stage for her first production at DePauw is Aolani Cano ’23 a first year from Chicago, IL. Cano is tasked with the role of “Layna” who is a slightly bookish stranger with a dark past. This production has helped her find her footing at DePauw. “Working with such a small group of women created a unique bond which lead to a truly empowering and therapeutic experience. Felicia has supported and encouraged all of us during each step of production,” says Cano. Alongside Cano will be DePauw stage veterans Amalia Crevani ’21 and Chloé Johnson ’22.
Don’t miss DePauw Theatre’s production of Brainpeople by José Rivera premiering this week in Moore Theatre. Productions run from Thursday, January 30 to Saturday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, February 2 at 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at depauw.edu/arts or at the Green Center Box Office Monday through Friday from noon to 4:00 p.m. or 90 minutes before each production.
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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
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