DREAMing OUT LOUD
A FREE PLAYWRITING CLASS FOR YOUNG IMMIGRANT WRITERS
For the second year, National Queer Theater is partnering with New York Theater workshop to present a special section of PEN America's DREAMing Out Loud Program. This section, led by Victor I. Cazares, will focus on developing and creating performance texts/scripts from a Queer LGBTQIA+ perspective.
DREAMing Out Loud is a paid, tuition-free creative writing workshop series for young immigrant writers, primarily those who are undocumented, DACA recipients, and/or DREAMers who came to the United States when they were children. By providing community and professional support to the next generation of immigrant writers, the program seeks to counter anti-immigrant sentiment in the U.S. and to amplify the voices of many living in this country who are marginalized because of their immigration status.
ABOUT THE TEACHING ARTIST
Victor I. Cazares is the newest teaching artist for DREAMing Out Loud as of 2021. They are a non-binary Poz Queer Indigenous Mexican Artist (Enby PQIMA for short) who has had stints at Yale University, Brown University, and other less prestigious centers of rehabilitation. Like any border child, they were born twice: once in El Paso, TX and another in San Lorenzo, Chihuahua. Cazares lives, forages, and produces their own social media telenovelas in Portland, OR. Their virtual plays, Pinching Pennies with Penny Marshall and Holiday Follies, premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop earlier this season where they are the Tow Playwright-in-Residence. Other plays include: American (Tele)Visions, Ramses contra los monstruos, We Were Eight Years in Powder, and When We Write With Ashes.