Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan

Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series

Carmelita Tropicana

Kunst Waffen

March 28, 2013

Carmelita Tropicana

Alina Troyano (a.k.a. Carmelita Tropicana) straddles the world of performance art and theatre using irreverent humor and fantasy to rewrite history from the viewpoints of woman, man, child and assorted animals and insects.  As a bicultural artist, she uses both spoken language and a visual language that integrates live performance with muti-media, and costumes of fruit, faux fur, camouflage, saran wrap to provide social commentary. 

With support from Latina/o Studies Program, Program in American Culture, Department of Theatre & Drama, and the Office of the Provost U-M Dearborn.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.

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