A Nation of Want: An Evening with Ricardo Bracho and Cherríe Moraga

June 10th,
8 p.m.
The Center/Ceremonial Room
Ticket Price: $10 in advance/$15 at the door, and $5 for students/disabled, NOTA

A Nation of Want: An Evening with Ricardo Bracho and Cherríe Moraga unites two literary talents who will read from their plays, poetry, prose and essays. This will be the first time in many years that Ricardo and Cherríe have read together in San Francisco. Don’t miss this historic reading by these immensely creative and unique writers. Co-presented with Queer Cultural Center.

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Ricardo Bracho
Photo: Derek Jackson
Cherrie Moraga
Photo: Patrick “Pato” Hebert

Ricardo A. Bracho is 2004 – 05 Visiting Scholar/Artist at the Center for Chicano Studies at UC Santa Barbara. He has been a participant in the NEA/TCG Residency Program for Playwrights and Mabou Mines’ Suite Residency Program. He is a recipient of two commissions from the Latino Theater Initiative of the Mark Taper Forum and the Creative Work Fund. His plays include The Sweetest Hangover, Fed Up, A to B, Sissy, Querido and Mexican Psychotic. His work has been produced at Brava, Theatre Rhinoceros and INTAR and been read at Intersection for the Arts, Pregones Theater, Ricardo Montalban Theater and the Tribeca Theater Festival.

Cherríe Moraga is a poet, playwright and essayist, and the co-editor of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. She is the author of numerous plays including “Shadow of a Man” and “Watsonville: Some Place Not Here,” (both won the Fund for New American Plays Award in 1991 and 1995, respectively) and “Heroes and Saints,” which earned the Pen West Award for Drama in 1992. Her plays have been anthologized in numerous collections and are also published in a three-volume series of collected works published by West End Press of Albuquerque, New Mexico, including The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea. Her collected non-fiction writings include: The Last Generation (South End Press); a memoir, Waiting in the Wings: Portrait of a Queer Motherhood (Firebrand Books); and, a new expanded edition of the now classic, Loving in the War Years, republished by South End Press in 2000. Ms. Moraga is also a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Theatre Playwrights’ Fellowship and has been the Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Drama at Stanford University since 1996. She is presently working on a novel (untitled) and a new play entitled “The Mathematics of Love.”