Dan Guerrero’s ¡Gaytino! Coming To NHCC

Dan Guerro. Photo by Luther Orrick-Guzman

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A gay Chicano moves from the back of the bus to the front of American pop culture in ¡Gaytino!, chronicling Dan Guerrero’s remarkable life journey from East LA in the 1950s to New York’s Broadway in the 60s and 70s and back again to Hollywood.  

Guerrero’s riveting solo show, touching, provocative, hilarious, and absolutely one-of-a-kind, comes to the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Jan. 23-24 as the fourth production in the NHCC’s Siembra: Latino Theatre Festival. Performances in the Bank of America Theatre are 8 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday; tickets are $18 with a $3 discount for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, visit www.nhccnm.org or call 505.246.2261.

Dan Guerrero’s father was Chicano music icon Lalo Guerrero, and the late visual artist Carlos Almaraz was his lifelong friend. These two extraordinary relationships drive this 90-minute autobiographical play with music through decades of Mexican American/Chicano history and the gay experience from a unique personal perspective. 

Following a world premiere in Los Angeles, Guerrero has crossed the country with his critically acclaimed show, performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., New York City’s iconic Zipper Theatre and Santa Fe’s Lensic Theatre, as well as the NHCC in 2006 for the Revolutions International Theatre Festival. ¡Gaytino! returns to the Center this year as part of Revolutions as well as Siembra; the production is co-presented by Tricklock Company.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities, and is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

For information about this or other events at the NHCC, contact Randall Gann at 505.252.6869 or email randall.gann@state.nm.us.