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Fighting Back

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Fighting Back! A collectively created multimedia theatrical event about the current rise of Fascism in America.

Directed by Tanya Kane-Parry

March 9 - 11, 15 - 18 at 7:30pm
March 12 at 2:30pm

King Hall Studio 1

The rise in white nationalism and fascism across the US has fueled hate-filled backlashes directed at immigrants, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, and the Indigenous, Black, Brown, and Asian-American communities.   But we fight back! In this original theatrical production drawn from personal experiences of Cal State LA students, news reports, manifestos, and theories, we are combining our voices as artists in this new work that inspires us all to push back against hate and oppression and keep pushing forward for justice and equity.


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Meet the Director: Tanya Kane-Parry

Tanya Kane-Parry: Director/choreographer in theatre, opera, and dance. Artistic Director of Opera del Espacio. Full-time faculty in the Department of Theatre and Dance since 2001. Teaches acting, dance, Viewpoints, devising theatre and more. Credits include: I’ve Fallen/Clap Off! at Highways Performance Space; The Way Of Water at Cal State LA, Bootleg Theatre, Cal Poly Pomona, Hollywood Fringe and South Coast Rep’s SCRamble; Meet Me @ Metro II and III Space: The Final Frontier presented at SOSE Company Creation Festival; Private in Public  at SoCal Dance Invitational Concert and World Dance Alliance-Americas in Honolulu; Triple [Inter]sect dance concert at Highways Performance Space; multiple site-specific performances - desert ruins at Llano del Rio, Downtown Art Walk, Brewery Art Walk, Echo Park Art Walk, The Series at the Standard. Additional credits include productions at Long Beach Opera, LA Phil, Festival Opera, Opera Omaha, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Liceo Opera (Barcelona), National Opera of Bordeaux and Angels Vocal Arts. Most recent project was created collaboratively with students in the Department: Dreaming of Our Future/Soñando de Nuestro Future, a live-streamed performance centered on the challenges and terrorization of immigrants in the US. Tanya has lived and worked in Spain, France, the former Soviet Union, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Japan. She is fluent in Spanish and French and conversational in Russian and just spent the past 3 months volunteering in Poland and Ukraine supporting the Ukrainian refugees and orphaned pets suffering due to the Russian invasion.