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Directed by Roberta Martínez

Jack Landrón is Afro-Puerto Rican and was born Juán Cándido Washington y Landrón on June 2, 1938, in Puerto Rico. He grew up in the Boston, Massachusetts area and studied at Emerson College as a Theater Arts major.  He was part of the Cambridge/Boston folk music scene in the early and mid-1960s. Theatrical performances include: Negro Ensemble Theatre, the Puerto Rican traveling theatre, AMAS Repertory Theatre, and the NY Shakespeare Festival. He was a founding member of the renowned Free Southern Theatre.

 

Jack’s career has been tremendously varied; he has performed with Lotte Lenya and Martin Sheen as well as Pete Seeger and Joan Baez.  While traveling to Mississippi during the Freedom Summer of 1964 to register voters, he worked as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s personal assistant.

 

As Jack modestly shares, “I tell stories. I write and perform songs that illuminate them. Being a trained actor and natural clown make my shows fun for audiences and myself as well”.  He’ll be sharing vignettes of his life experiences and singing songs in a style that is beautifully his own.

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Carla Valentine is an Afro Latina of Honduran descent a from New York.  She began her artistic training at HB Studios, New Conservatory Theatre and NYU's Creative Arts Team. She has performed on various New York stages including Henry St. Settlement, Intar-53, PS 122 and the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe.

Since moving to LA, Carla has made several National Commercials and appeared on "Gaslit" and "The Politician". Her film credits include "Lady Bird", "Huella", "Moxie", "Stalker", "Stronger Than Pretty", "Dust", "Lead" and The Painting".

 

Carla will be presenting her one-woman historical presentation of Biddy Mason (1818-1891) that she developed with the Pasadena Museum of History.

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