Performance artist and writer Guillermo Gómez-Peña will exhibit his piece "The Mexorcist: Facing Down Demons and Raising Hell" at Sarah Lawrence College. Gómez-Peña’s performance, which is open to the public, will be held in the College’s Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 16. For additional information, please call 914-395-2411.
In The Mexorcist, Gómez-Peña performs as a spoken-word artist exploring a fear of immigration, the dark side effects of globalization, censorship, and interracial sexuality.
A MacArthur fellow and American Book Award recipient, Gómez-Peña is a regular contributor to National Public Radio, a writer for newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and Mexico, and a contributing editor to The Drama Review. Gómez-Peña’s performance, installation and video work has been presented at over 700 venues across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, Colombia, and Argentina. Most recently, he has presented work at Tate Modern in London and the House of World Cultures in Berlin.
For 20 years, Gómez-Peña has been exploring intercultural issues with the use of mixed genres and experimental languages. His visit to Sarah Lawrence is sponsored by the College’s Theatre Program, Latin American Studies, Community Partnerships, Theatre Outreach, the Institute for Policy Alternatives, the Global Studies Program, Programming Board, and the Student Senate.