Zoot Suit & Luis Valdez

A zoot suit (occasionally spelled zuit suit) is a men's suit with high-waisted, wide-legged, tight-cuffed, ged trousers, and a long coat with wide lapels and wide padded shoulders. Luis Valdez (born June 26, 1940) is an American playwright, writer and film director. 5.0/5

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The UCSC production of "Zoot Suit" is directed by the Luis Valdez's son & ft.'s the 1st female to play the lead role
I am going to ZOOT SUIT LAND. Here I am with Luis Valdez at his theater in San Juan Bautista.…
"...Twenty years later I met César Chavez and pitched him the idea of a farmworkers’ theater.” - Luis Valdez
Fake news, xenophobia, white panic: Luis Valdez's superbly revived ZOOT SUIT feels eerily au courant 4 decades after it was written.
The play, "Zoot Suit," by Luis Valdez, talks about this. See for more information, historical details.
Listening to Luis Valdez talk about origins of Teatro Campesino brings back memories. ZOOT suit, LaBamba such incredible body of work
I'll be speaking with playwright Luis Valdez whose works include "Zoot suit" and the movie "La Bamba"
Don't miss "Zoot Suit" by Luis Valdez at San Jose State University! Directed by Kinan Valdez, the production... http:/…
Alumnus Luis Valdez brings his hit play Zoot Suit to Watch it tonight at 7pm in the Hal Todd Studio Theatre.
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Time to check out Zoot Suit by the legend Luis Valdez at San Jose State University!
"Zoot Suit" (1981) directed by Luis Valdez, blew my mind today! . Edward James Olmos is like a satanic swan in this film.
Interesting words from one of my favorite directors Luis Valdez and the return of his hit play Zoot Suit at San...
This man...my director for Zoot Suit. The son of Luis Valdez, Kinan!
We're sitting right next to Luis Valdez at the opening of Zoot Suit. .
Awesome!... Students working with Luis Valdez in an production of "Zoot Suit."
Luis Valdez returns to his alma mater, San Jose State University, with Zoot Suit | NBC Bay Area
Legendary playwright Luis Valdez, '64 English, returns to with his hit play Zoot Suit:
Tonight on ZOOT SUIT, with a special introduction by writer/director Luis Valdez, 10pm ET,
Advancing from 5A Region IV area 3 are PSJA Memorial HS with "Fortress" by Michael Scanlan & Edinburg HS with "Zoot Suit" by Luis Valdez. Alternate was La Joya HS with "¡Bacon!" By Lisa Loomer. Congrats!
Right on Rucas ! Me traen Lucas ! (from the beginning of one of my poems). I saw the premiere of "Zoot Suit" in Los Angeles, thanks to Master Artist Eddie Martinez who designed and helped Luis Valdez with the settings. It was such a blast !
Biography Alma’s debut in the American film classic Zoot Suit (1981) quickly made her one of Hollywood’s most dynamic up and coming Latina actors. Discovered by Luis Valdez, founder and Artistic Director of the internationally renowned El Teatro Campesino, she has been the lead actress in many of his most important projects in an artistic collaboration that has spanned over 30 years. Today, Alma’s highly lauded film, television and theatre work establishes her as one of the industry’s most accomplished, versatile and respected Latina actors. After Zoot Suit’s 1979 critically acclaimed theatrical run that shattered all existing Los Angeles box office records, Alma was cast by Australian director Fred Schepisi to star in his American film debut Barbarosa (1980). This performance was followed by critically acclaimed and supporting roles in Zoot Suit (1981) with Edward James Olmos, Under Fire (1983) with Gene Hackman and Ed Harrris, Trial by Terror (1983) with Martin Landau, Born in East LA (1987) w ...
On Sept. 25th, 2013, Alma Martinez was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Alma Martinez gives a special thanks to Lupe Ontiveros+ whose great talent and legacy in our industry threw open the door that we are now honored to pass through. Lupe Ontiveros Passed Away last year on July 27. Alma Martinez stared in the original Zoot Suit movie (1981) by Luis Valdez.
Enjoyed the stage performance @ ~ . Zoot Suit, a pachuco story written by Luis Valdez
Robert Beltran And one person excels at putting everything into perspective for me: Luis Valdez, writer, director, producer, creator, story teller. The play Zoot Suit made me proud of whom I was in cultural context, I did have a History. I remember getting chills at the end of the play when they said that Hank Reyna’s kids were attending the University of California and spoke ‘Calo’ and called themselves Chicanos. And as evolution and transformation would have it, Valdez did it to me again. “I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ badges” was a play written by Valdez and had a great run at the Los Angeles Theater Center (LATC) years later starring Robert Beltran. It took me and sliced me right open. My sister Cyndee saw the performance and came back saying, “You have to see this play! It’s your story.” I thought to myself, how dare she, no one could ever know my story and struggle. On the night that Linda and I were going to see the play, we stopped by my Mom’s house to say hello. ...
“Only this reality is real now, only this place is real, sitting in the lonely cell of your will...” ― Luis Valdez, Zoot Suit
Trucha my Raza of San Quilmas! One week from today (Jan. 24 @ 6:30), we'll be presenting some excerpts from Luis Valdez' classic obra, ZOOT SUIT at El McNay as part of their Estampas de la Raza exhibit. I'll be joined by los talentosos, Nicolas Valdez playing Henry Reyna & Annele Spector as Alice Bloomfield. Ahi los watcho!
Special programing from local Los Angeles TV on Luis Valdez's stage play "Zoot Suit". The play opened in LA in 1978 and on Broadway (NYC) in 1979. A movie ve...
Profile of Luis Valdez - Writer and Director of Zoot Suit and La Bamba, and is considered to be the father of Chicano theater in the United States.
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