Word for Word presents

Octavio Solis  "Retablos: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border"  

An Off the Page Reading

Monday, March 18, 7 PM
at Z Below

Directed by Sheila Balter with Jim Cave

Off the Page staged readings are the first step in developing a Word for Word production—taking a short story from the page to the stage. Come see the very first steps of our process, and, after the reading, let us know what you think! 

SF Chronicle:  Best 100 Books of 2018.  "In these disarming retablos, [Solis] offers readers an expansive way of regarding the troubled world we live in now." —Seattle Times

Featuring: Carlos Aguirre*, Carla Gallardo, Tim Garcia, Gendell Hernández*, Tessa Koning-Martinez*, Regina Morones, Ryan Tasker*, and Michael Torres*

*member of Actors Equity Association

The reading will include the following chapters from “Retablos: Stories From a Life Lived Along the Border”: THE WAY OVER, EL JUDIO, LA LLORONA, WILD KINGDOM, JEEP IN THE WATER, THE QUINCE, THE SISTER, THE MEXICAN APOLOGY, EL SEGUNDO, NETO, and MY RIGHT FOOT.

Suggested donation of $20 per ticket—add a gift to Word for Word when reserving your tickets online, or make a cash contribution at the door.

Want reserved seating at Z Space-based Off the Page performances? Make a gift of $125 in support of Word for Word and we'll save you seats up close! Contact Vanessa Flores at vflores@zspace.org for more information.