The Two Gay Geeks 🏳️🌈 have a chat with Odalys Nanin, actress and playwright who has written a play about the last days of Frida Kahlo. This was a very enlightening interview to hear some of the tidbits of information that Odalys discovered in her research of Frida. Have a listen and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
About Odalys Nanin
Serving the LA Theater community for decades, Nanin is not only one of the most influential faces of Los Angeles Arts & Theater community but also one of the most singular voices in LGBTQ theater. Nanin’s work is a very important contribution to both the LGBTQ+ and LatinX communities,
A go-getter, who has been the author of her own destiny since the beginning, well before LGBTQ+ stories and characters were applauded by the mainstream, Nanin has made it her mission to tell authentic Lesbian stories for the female gaze with a feminist point of view.
Nanin is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Macha theater group.
About Frida – Stroke of Passion
Frida: Stroke of Passion opens in February 7, 2020 at Casa 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights for six shows during the month of love.
The play explores Kahlo’s mental, emotional and physical condition during the last week of her life – exposing her love affair with famous Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, Josephine Baker, Trotsky, a Cuban spy and her complex passionate love for Diego.
Frida Kahlo was born July 6, 1907 and died July 13, 1954. Her death certificate alleges cause of death as “pulmonary embolism” but no autopsy was allowed and she was immediately cremated.
While many movies, television dramas and stage productions have been made on Kahlo, none zoomed in on the last week of the woman’s life. Her death has been an open-ended and unanswered question mark. In fact many believe that there was a cover up.
After considerable research, Nanin masterfully recaptures the days leading up to Kahlo’s death, and offers an answer to what has long been rumored.
” The Reason I wrote the play was because I wanted to show a part of Frida that no one knows about – her mental, emotional and physical state of mind the week before she dies. I explored her pain, fears, and lovers-her bisexuality, her fervor for Diego and her paintings. But most of all I explored and reveal the cover up behind her death “ comments Odalys Nanin.
FRIDA-Stroke of Passion
EDDON award for Best performance/production
Casa 0101 theater
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