Representation of the BIPOC Voice in Film, TV and Stage

Annie Wells


Event Date/Time:

  1. Friday, April 29, 2022
    10:00am — 10:30am

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Join us on Facebook for an interview with Adrian Villegas, The Latino Comedy Project, Star and Producer of Estar Guars

Interviewed by Monica Munoz, YWCA Greater Austin’s Youth & Women’s Empowerment Director and STAR WARS NERD

During the interview, we will discuss inherent racism and lack of representation of the BIPOC voice and face on screen and on stage. Adrian Villegas will talk about his experience as an actor, producer and director in the industry. He will also share about his emmy-nominated project, Estar Guars.

Star Wars Satire ¡Estar Guars! Gets Laughs and Gets Political: Latino Comedy Project takes on planetary issues – Arts – The Austin Chronicle

The Latino Comedy Project, a comedy sketch group led by artistic director Adrian Villegas, is back with its latest show, a Star Wars satire appropriately enough called ¡Estar Guars!. It imagines an alternative universe where George Lucas is Jorge Lucas. When Villegas first came up with the idea of the show, he asked himself, “What if [Jorge] created a Star Wars that was filled with the things he was obsessed with. What would that look like?”

Well, that ¡Estar Guars! looks like a small, wise abuelita named Yola. And a Tio Juan Kenobi helping a migrant kid from a “rancho de moisture” to find a Princesa, who can fight her own battles. Throw in Han Cholo and Chuy-bacca, and this motley crew is prepared to take on some space chanclas and fight against a Vader-inspired, Darth Vendido wearing a luchador mask.

Tio Juan Kenobi

The show falls perfectly (and deliberately) on the weekend of May the Fourth and Cinco de Mayo, and Villegas hopes this is the first of what may become an annual geek-inspired event that encourages the audience to come for their love of Star Wars and stay for sci-fi stories with a Latinx bent.


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