Casta (working title) by Adrienne Dawes
Austin workshop May 6
NYC workshop May 25
As part of our Works Progress Austin (WPA) script development program, SVT will workshop CASTA by Adrienne Dawes. A piece made in collaboration with visual artists Beth Consetta Rubel, composer Graham Reynolds, and director Jenny Larson. The piece is inspired by the Casta paintings of the 1700s. Exploring mixed-race representation in the visual culture of 18th century Nueva Espana (Mexico). The Casta paintings are a series of portraits depicting interracial families. They were created in post-colonial New Spain. control over the populacho or plebeian class. This piece will premiere in the fall of 2019.