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LA Mission’s College’s Arts, Media & Performance Department will present Vox Pop, a new annual student-centered performance celebration. Vox Pop is designed to support the development and presentation of original artistic voices from our college community. 


Vox Pop 2023 will be presented one night only, on April 14, 2023 in AMP120.


Admission is free and seating is limited. It is highly recommended to show up early to this event.

This year’s lineup of short acts includes:
Natalie Arrendondo — vocal performance of Radiohead’s “Creep” with piano accompaniment and dancers

Emilio Santana Saenz — Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Prelude in C-Sharp Minor” on piano
Esmeralda Garcia — solo performance piece with sculptural costume
Kaitlyn Ceballos — “In This Shirt,” a performance piece with music and movement
LAMC Music Club — performance of The Mamas and the Papas’s “California Dreaming’”
Ivan Hernandez — staging of the Red Dead Redemption 2 bank robbery aftermath scene
Angel Lizama — “Indifferent” — music performance

Vox Pop will be hosted by actor, author, podcaster, and storyteller Christopher Rivas.

"Vox Pop" is a shortened version of 'vox populi,' the Latin term for 'voice of the people.' The name encompasses the mission behind this performance series—to provide a forum where student voices are centered, collaboration is encouraged, and community is celebrated.

Christopher Rivas

VOX POP curator

Christopher Rivas is an actor, author, podcaster, and storyteller best known as a series regular on the Fox TV show, Call Me Kat. Simon & Schuster recently published Brown Enough, Rivas’s memoir about “finding one's true self while simultaneously having a racial awakening amidst the struggle to be "perfectly" Latinx.” In addition, he hosts two podcasts on SiriusXM's Stitcher: Rubirosa, a limited series about the life of Porfirio Rubirosa, and a weekly show, Brown Enough. He is a 2010 BFA in Acting graduate of CalArts, a Ph.D. Candidate in Expressive Arts for Global Health & Peace Building from The European Graduate School, and a Rothschild Social Impact fellow.

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