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Corina, From Lap Dance to Sundance

Corina, From Lap Dance to Sundance “Corina Calderon is something special.  You can tell right away as she walks on stage.  She is petit, poised, strong, beautiful and full of power.  She begins her journey with us as she began her journey to us, moving to the music, barely clothed and owning her life. Corina Calderon is a star!”

Follow Corina’s journey from working as a stripper in Austin, Texas, to being cast as the Lead in a feature film that was nominated for the Grand Jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Hiding the truth from her judgmental, Mexican-American Catholic family. Finding support and friendship in the club. Her upbringing, her newfound confidence as a woman and artist. Her sinuous Cumbia, Salsa, and Merengue. And the multiple characters and multimedia showcasing her life of perseverance to fulfill her dream of coming to Hollywood, no matter the cost.

Written & Performed by Corina Calderon. Directed by and Developed with Jessica Lynn Johnson.

Corina Calderon’s solo show, with direction and development by Jessica Lynn Johnson, had its World Premiere at the largest solo theatre festival on the West Coast, SOLOFEST 2018 and continued its local tour in the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019 where it received Pick-of-Fringe, an Encore Producers Award and a Nomination for the Diverse Diva Award given by the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival. Next stop the Santa Monica Playhouse Benefit Series.

Mexican American actress Calderon is best known for her role as Jazmine in End of Watch, directed by David Ayer and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña. She was nominated alongside Gina Rodriguez, Eva Longoria and Eva Mendes for Best Film Actress at the Imagen Foundation Awards. Other credits include a recurring role on the TNT hit series Murder in the First, C/Warner Bros. motion picture, Suicide Squad, and the lead role in Khali the Killer, released by Millennium Films.

Jessica Lynn Johnson is a published playwright, recipient of Best National Solo Artist Award, Board Member of the LA Women's Theatre Festival, Director for Whitefire Theatre's SOLOFEST, and Founder & CEO of Soaring Solo LLC and has aided in the development of over 75 solo shows (and still going strong)! Jessica was most recently nominated Female Director of Distinction in Theatre by Girl Trip LLC at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival. She is honored to be a Guide on Corina’s incredible solo journey.

One night only to support the Santa Monica Playhouse Benefit Series. Santa Monica Playhouse is supported in part by the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, the Ahmanson Foundation and Playhouse PALS.

Presenter / Producer: Santa Monica Playhouse

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Theater > Other

Event Phone: 310-394-9779 x1

Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street
Santa Monica CA 90401

LA - Hollywood / Westside

Performance Dates: 9/14/2019
Saturday, 09/14/2019

Performance Times
8:00 PM

Ticket Information:
$20. Proceeds support the Santa Monica Playhouse Benefit Campaign

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