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Runs from Wednesday October 18 2017 to Wednesday April 4 2018

Approximate running time: 2 hours

Venue

Reno Little Theater Main Stage
147 East Pueblo Street
Reno NV 89502

Performance Notes

× Sandra Brunell-Neace, a Reno-based writer, actor, and lecturer at UNR has been invited to showcase her most recent production “A Taco Truck on Every Corner…Or Dreaming in English” at the Prague Fringe Theatre Festival that runs May 25 – June 2, 2018. This production, written in collaboration with Director-Rachel Lopez, is a verbatim theatre piece, in which every word came from a series of interviews Brunell-Neace conducted with 20 people in response to the 2016 election and the current administration’s immigration policies. Each of the individuals, including a U.S. Marine, a “Dreamer,” a gay veteran, a school administrator, an immigrant, and an Alabama police officer, were asked the same 15 questions. The responses of these six individuals were woven into a montage and narrative tapestry that provides real insights into the diversity of American thought. Brunell-Neace portrays each “character” herself. “A Taco Truck on Every Corner…Or Dreaming in English” ran October 2017 at the Reno Little Theatre for two well-received performances. “I’m excited and honored by this opportunity to enhance understanding of American culture in the European community,” said Brunell-Neace. “The administration’s policies on immigration are profoundly impacting our country and hundreds of thousands of people in a variety of ways—a topic of interest to many in the international community. I hope to promote greater understanding of who Americans are by portraying the actual thoughts and feelings of real people. Our international audience will experience a diversity of opinion and beliefs that come from actual Americans, not the media. I expect there will be some surprise in Prague to learn that many intelligent people voted for Trump, not just a bunch of hicks.” “Travel to the Czech Republic is expensive, so I hope that the Reno arts community will come to the fund-raiser and help support Sandy and her team to promote Reno as wells as insights into

American thought,” said Kevin McGehee, a Reno businessman and arts supporter. “Sandy has an uncanny ability to shine a spotlight on issues that are misunderstood, then overcomes misunderstanding through her work. She generates understanding and empathy for the people who are the subjects of her writing and performances, increasingly important in countering growing misunderstanding and intolerance in our world.” The benefit performance “Bringing Reno Theatre to Prague” to defray travel costs will be held Reno Little Theater on April 4, 2018. Tickets are $20 and can be bought at Renolittletheater.org. An “Indiegogo” campaign has also been established for those unable to make the fund-raiser. “Increased understanding is a worthwhile endeavor,” noted McGehee. “Please join us at this fund-raiser or make a contribution at Sandy’s “Indigogo” site. You’ll help bring a Reno-based writer and performance to the world stages. Theatre changes lives.”

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