Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Carmelita Tropicana

With What Ass Does the Cockroach Sit?

With What Ass Does the Cockroach Sit?

Carmelita Tropicana. With What Ass Does the Cockroach Sit? , 2004.

Description:
"With What Ass Does the Cockroach Sit?" written by Carmelita Tropicana. A solo monologue directed by David Schweizer. Premiered at INTAR Theatre in 2004. Photo Credit: Ela Troyano. "With What Ass Does the Cockroach Sit?" uses the saga of Elian Gonzalez, a Cuban shipwrecked boy, as a springboard to discuss Cuban politics from within and outside the island. A fantasy tale narrated by Martina, a Cuban cucaracha, and her best friend Catalina, a parrot owned by a singer of the Nueva Vista Social Club. Margo Jefferson critic for "The New York Times" writes about the use of comedy in "With What Ass Does the Cokroach Sit?" : “Americans tend to favor realistic comedy. But fantasy is a great weapon… Points of view we take for granted suddenly become absurd in this setting. Familiar words and phrases become unfamiliar, even a bit uncanny.”

Medium:
Performance

Tags:
Ela Troyano, David Schweizer, Latina, comedy, cucaracha, fantasy, Cuba, Elian Gonzalez

Images
Memories of the RevolutionCandelaSingle Wet FemaleCarmelita Tropicana: Your Kunst is Your WaffenWith What Ass Does the Cockroach Sit? Chicas 2000Milk of Amnesia / Leche de Amnesia

Location
New York, New York
United States

Contact
15 Avenue C, #3
New York, New York 10003
United States
carmelita.tropicana@gmail.com

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