bala.fruta./bullet.fruit - A Performance and Conversation with Jesús I. Valles
3680 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Presented by the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
"My first bullet flew swiftly through the head of a would-be Mexican president, cut through a street block, a dance club, a Walmart, cut back through to a past never-ending, cut past and rattled in my brain until it bloomed into these words, into my living." bala.fruta./bullet.fruit. is the second solo show by Jesús I. Valles (they/them). In the end, bala.fruta./bullet.fruit. asks, "What might be the opposite of a bullet? Where might we find it?" The performance will be followed by a conversation between the actor-playwright and Jamal A. Batts, as well as a brief Q&A with the audience.
Co-sponsored by Penn's Africana Center; Center for Experimental Ethnography; Center for Latin American & Latino Studies; Department of English; Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies; Kelly Writers House; La Casa Latina; Mellon Just Futures; Sachs Program for Arts Innovation; and Wolf Humanities Center.