CASTA
performance piece, IN DEVELOPMENT
created with Salvage Vanguard Theater
3F, 3M

Casta (working title) explores mixed-race representation in the casta paintings of Nueva Espana (Mexico) that grew in popularity over the 18th century. Casta paintings were a unique genre of portraiture that depicted different racial mixtures arranged according to a hierarchy of race and status. 

Casta explores these constructed images of colonial bodies and the failed attempts of the Spanish government to control its subjects through increasing social regulations. Casta features object puppetry and portraits by Beth Consetta Rubel.

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

  • 2017 - Salvage Vanguard Theater & The Drama League (NYC), workshop
  • 2017 - Salvage Vanguard Theater (Austin, TX), workshop
  • 2016 - Salvage Vanguard Theater (Austin, TX), workshop

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