by Salvage Vanguard Theater
Nov. 01 - Nov. 23, 2019
Casta is inspired by a series of casta paintings by Miguel Cabrera, a mixed-race painter from Oaxaca. Casta paintings were a unique form of portraiture that grew in popularity over the 18th century in Nueva España/colonial Mexico. The paintings depicted different racial mixtures arranged according to a hierarchy defined by Spanish elites. When a lowly apprentice is commissioned to paint a casta series for a wealthy patron, he tries to conform his work to a set hierarchy. The images revolt, illuminating a complex portrait of fluid Latinx identities.
November 01 - November 23, 2019
somewhere in Austin
to be announced
Austin, TX, 78700
Performances November 1-21, 2019 (Saturday & Sunday day time shows, one Thursday evening Nov 21st).