B12 Live! brings you community power, platica y arte. With Salinas City Council District 1 Carla Viviana González, and City Council District 6 Anthony Rocha. B12 Teatristas: Alexis Casas, Ray Rios, Carina Salcedo, and music by Flaco el Jandro. Produced and Directed by Cristal Avila Gonzalez, and Alfredo Avila.
Baktun12 presents a special radio version of “A XMAS Carol ¡y Qué!” written by Luis xago Juárez and directed by Cristal Gonzalez Avila. Inspired by the Charles Dickens classic following a young homie named Sal from the East side of Salinas. In this version, Salvador Reyes takes the place of the Ebenezer Scrooge character who, as a result of his own abusive relationships he had subjected those in his community, is forced to face his past, present and future after a former partner of his returns from the dead to deliver a message of caution.
Originally presented in 1991 as a neighborhood touring show mounted in multipurpose rooms throughout the Alisal Union School District, the play continued to be modified throughout the 90s and in the past year has taken a different shape in it’s reflection of the criminalization of the young folk of our community.
CAST: Alejandro Gonzalez, Israel Villa, Hector Ruelas, Jacob Juarez, Brandon Nuñez, Abril Esparza, Mauricio Samano, Luis xago Juarez, Camila Zenteno-Ramos, Francisco Agusto Esparza, Clarissa Salcedo, Diana Elia Castillo, Ana Barrera, Roco Ramon Contreras, Samuel Peralta, Laura Tinarejo, Daniel Ibarra, Karina Salcedo.
Part 3 of our 3 part series on housing, episode 4 is a call to action for all. Listen to the last installment of La Cortina de la Lechuga. Written and directed by Cristal Avila Gonzalez. Noelia Verwolf of Vivienda Para Todxs, and the continuation of the Ballad of Don Jose. Housing Advocate leader Matt Huerta, and a performance by Alejandro Gomez ‘Flaco el Jandro‘.
Ep.3 — Behind la Cortina de la Lechuga Part 2
Featuring the Monterey County Black and Brown Solidarity Coalition (@MCSC831), Ms. Carla Gonzáles, and Pastor Artis Smith. The Baktun12 teatristas with a continuation of La Cortina de la Lechuga written by Cristal Avila Gonzalez. An interview with Vivendas Para Todxs’ (@VPT_Salinas) very own Victoria Kassandra Moreno Negrete Verwolf and spoken word form @VPT_Salinas and Agents of Change (@agentsofchange831) SamanthaVarela.
Ep.2 — Behind la Cortina de la Lechuga
The first in a 3 part series on housing.
Ep.1 — Voces de nuestra Comunidad
Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Baktun12 comes together to bring you the voices of our partners and community, in the form of spoken word and audio theatre.