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Latina Queer Voices Heard In "Pandora's" Off-Broadway Show

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A off-Broadway multi-media show that opens next Wednesday focuses on the experience of being gay and Latina.

Organizers of "Pandora's" commissioned monologues from ten Latino writers from across the country.

The stories range from a Puerto Rican man who undergoes a sex change to a teenager whose parents force her into therapy for being gay.

"This is not just about the queer experience but it's about the queer Latina experience which is also very experimental, progressive work,” said assistant company manager Fernanda Coppel.

“Our hope is that we're going to create this amazing film show, theater show and people are going to be inspired to make change,” said creative director Elisha Miranda.

“To realize that gays and lesbians are people that are your brothers, your sisters, your mothers, your cousins, your next door neighbors and hopefully feel moved to become an ally," continued Miranda, "And also to create a visibility to people who aren't out in the Latino community so hopefully they'll have a voice."

"Pandora's" runs from July 2 to July 6 on Theater Row.

For more information, visit www.pandorashow.com.
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