ECAS Theater presents the experiences of a sector of the Latinx population in Rhode Island and with ECAS actors who stage the racial disparities caused by the Coronavirus, which disproportionately attacked Hispanics in the United States and occupying the highest index of the COVID-19 infected population.
Written and directed by Francis Parra
In April 2020, 45% of the cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island were Latinx. The demographics show that only 13% of the population is Latinx. Why this discrepancy? Teatro ECAS presents a documentary play based on interviews conducted with front line healthcare workers and Latinx essential workers. Due to lack of health insurance or indefinite immigration status, vulnerable people lost their lives in silence, solitude and bitterness during the pandemic.
Disproportionate Impact is possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' New Work New England program, from the National Endowment for the Arts, A Seedlings Foundation, the Fund for the Arts at NEFA, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, The Rhode Island Foundation Community grants and individual donors.
Plays are in Spanish with English supertitles
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