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CHAVEZ   RAVINE

In 1949, the federal government passed the National Housing Act, which allocated funds for the building of public housing across America. The City of Los Angeles targeted the predominantly Mexican-American community in Chavez Ravine, declaring the quaint enclave a slum and offering buyouts in exchange for the promise of vouchers for new low income apartments. Some took the buyout, others refused to leave. Homes were leveled, the housing plan fell through, and, lo and behold, the Brooklyn Dodgers were looking for a new West Coast home. When the remaining residents refused to leave, Los Angeles claimed eminent domain, dragged them from their homes, and leveled the ravine to make way for Dodger Stadium. In thrilling documentary style, Chavez Ravine tells this story, featuring dozens of real-life local characters including Vin Scully, Fernando Valenzuela, former Mayor Norris Poulson, Walter O’Malley, and Abbot and Costello.

Chavez Ravine 

WRITTEN BY Culture Clash

Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza

DIRECTED BY Robert Cucuzza
 

ENSEMBLE

Jenny Caldera, on la flauta

Dennis Gonzalez, as Uri y mucho mas

Ramon Gutierrez, as Henry y mucho mas

Priscilla Soltero, as Manazar y mucho mas

Ana Medina, as Maria y mucho mas

Sienna Wescott, as Wilkinson y mucho mas

Nathan Williams, as Father Tommy y mucho mas

 

MUSICIANS

Kevin Martinez, with el cigarrillo y la guitarra

Adrian Vargas, with el pelo largo y la guitarra

Nicholas Tjen, on el cajón


SCENIC DESIGNER 
Mark Kanieff *

​VIDEO PROJECTION DESIGNER  Stephanie Ledesma

​COSTUME DESIGNER.  
Stephanie Petagno *

​LIGHTING DESIGNER.  
Bri Patillo *

​SOUND DESIGNER.  
Jenny Caldera

STAGE MANAGER        
Darla Villena

ASS’T STAGE MANAGERS    
Marbella Garcia-Gagnier
Maddie Pfau

DRAMATURG        
Ana Valero
MOVEMENT CONSULTANT    
Tina Abah
COSTUME SUPERVISOR    
Meghan Ims *

SCENIC PAINTER        
Maura Takeshita *

VIDEO MENTOR        
Hsuan-Kuang Hsieh *

PROPS ARTISAN        
Victoria Zapata

PROPS CONSTRUCTION    
Amanda Al-Habre

VIDEO ASSISTANTS        
Nicholas Tjen and Jason Untaran

LIGHTING ASSISTANTS    
Yazmine Barrientos and Jonathan Flores

COSTUME ASSISTANTS     
Dharma Claurmani and Zeeshan Khan

HAIR AND MAKEUP        
Dharma Claurmani, Jackie Gonzales, and PriscillaSoltero

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS    
Deisy Dones, Emma Chai,  Nancy Viveros, and the students of Introduction to Stage Craft

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR    
Oscar Arevalo

SCENIC ASSISTANTS    
Vivian Ascencio, Issac Gonzalez, Jackie Gonzalez, and David Tapia                 

PRODUCTION MANAGER    
Aubree Lynn (faculty)

MULTIMEDIA SPECIALIST    
Johnny Phung