Telenovelas, Pastorelas, and Penny Marshall with Victor I. Cazares

A screencap from “Pinching Pennies with Penny Marshall: Death Rituals for Penny Marshall.” Courtesy of New York Theatre Workshop.

Every week, culture critics Diep Tran and Jose Solís bring a POC perspective to the performing arts with their Token Theatre Friends podcast and video series. The show can be found on SpotifyiTunesStitcher, and YouTube. You can listen to episodes from the previous version of the podcast here but to get new episodes, you will need to resubscribe to our new podcast feed (look for the all-red logo). The TTF theme song is composed by Sean Mason (with vocals by Angela Ramos). The video animation is created by Brad Ogden, with logos by Jason Simon.

In this episode, Jose talks to playwright Victor I. Cazares about their limited series Pinching Pennies with Penny Marshall: Death Rituals for Penny Marshall, produced by New York Theatre Workshop (Oct. 19 through Nov. 1st) in which the legendary filmmaker comes to life as a financial advisor sharing her wisdom with OnlyFans content creators via Zoom.

Cazares also talks about the pop culture that formed them, and how they have created a space for themselves in a field that suggests they are not Latinx or queer enough for the kinds of works being produced. Cazares speaks about form and how it relates to a medium, and discusses some of their favorite telenovelas.

Here are the links to the things discussed in this episode:

The episode transcript will be available at a later date.

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