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us: Fernández, Evelina

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1954
    • Birth Place

        (naf) East Los Angeles (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) East Los Angeles (Calif.)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Boyle Heights (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Females
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Acting
          (lcsh) Playwriting
            (lcsh) Motion picture authorship
              (lcsh) Motion pictures--Production and direction
                (lcgft) Drama
                  (lcgft) Screenplays
                • Occupation

                    (lcsh) Actors
                      (lcsh) Actresses
                        (lcsh) Dramatists
                          (lcsh) Screenwriters
                            (lcsh) Motion picture producers and directors
                        • Sources

                          • found: Necessary theatre, c1995-c1998: v. 2, cassette label (Evelina Fernandez)
                          • found: A Mexican trilogy, 2015: title page (Evelina Fernández)
                          • found: IMDb, September 29, 2016 (Evelina Fernández; actress, writer, producer. Date of birth: 1954, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, USA. Fernández is an award-winning actor and writer. Born and raised in East Los Angeles, she attended Garfield High School, East L.A. College and Cal State University, Los Angeles. While at Cal State, she found her niche in Chicano Theater. Evelina's writing credits also include the plays Premeditation and How Else Am I Supoosed To Know I'm Still Alive; Evelina is also a poet and a motivational speaker, performing for and speaking to youth and adults in schools and community centers through California and the Southwest. She, and husband José Luis Valenzuela, Artistic Director of the Latino Theater Company and Professor of Drama at UCLA, have two children. They reside in East Los Angeles)
                          • found: Wikipedia, September 29, 2016 (Evelina Fernández; playwright and actress from Los Angeles; Fernández is a second generation Mexican-American and a prominent figure in the Latino/a theater and film community. Fernández was born in 1954 in Los Angeles but lived the first 9 years of her life in Arizona before moving back to LA to live with her grandparents after her parents got divorced. Fernández had an interest in writing her whole life but first got involved in drama in the Garfield High School Drama Club. Evelina was a founding member of the Latino Theatre Company (LTC) in 1985. She has remained involved for 30 years, writing several and performing in a dozen plays for the LTC. A theme of her work is to fight the common representation of Latino/a characters as victims. Her frustration with the portrayal of Latino/a characters prompted her to write Luminarias, which came out in May, 2000. Fernández wrote a loosely autobiographical trilogy called A Mexican Trilogy, which were put on at the LATC by the LTC. The Trilogy is made up of Faith, Hope and Charity)
                        • LC Classification

                          • PS3606.E73345
                        • Change Notes

                          • 2003-04-22: new
                          • 2016-10-13: revised
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