Carmelita Tropicana

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Manifest Destino

Carmelita Tropicana, the outré national songbird of Cuba, and Pingalito Betancourt, philosopher of the hoi polloi, join forces in Manifest Destino to conjure the queer feminist voices that rise from the writings of Sor Juana, Valerie Solanas, Jack Smith and the two Josés: José Martí and José Muñoz.


Carmelita Tropicana is an Obie award-winning performer and writer. Past works include: Milk of Amnesia, Chicas 2000, With What Ass Does the Cockroach Sit, The Box. Upcoming projects include S-B, a collaboration with filmmakers Ela Troyano and Susanne Sachsse, and El Comandante, based on her father who fought in the Cuban Revolution.

Background Information
  • Encuentro Location (Montréal): Phi Centre, Rialto Theatre, Sala Rossa
  • Date: June 22, 2014, June 24, 2014, June 28, 2014
Carmelita Tropicana Edited by Victor Bautista
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