This special presentation was made possible through a Texas Commission on the Arts Rural Outreach Program grant.
Perez is an actor who has been touring professionally throughout the USA, Mexico and Latin America for more than 30 years. Born in Chicago, Ill., Perez was raised in the small South Texas town of Alice. She received her theatrical experience at Texas A&I University in Kingsville where she was introduced to Latin American Theatre by the late Dr. Joseph Rosenberg with whom she founded El Teatro Bilingue de Kingsville that toured extensively in Mexico.
The characters that she portrays are bilingual and bicultural, and many of her stories are issue-driven. Her characters often provide a voice for those facing challenges. The titles of her productions are “A Women’s Work” (premiered 1984), “Doña Rosita’s Jalapeno Kitchen” (premiered 1995) and “Rosita’s Day of the Dead” (premiered 1999). Perez has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout her career.
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