THE REFUGEE HOTEL 

by Carmen Aguire

Stream these 15 Episodes from the play “The Refugee Hotel” by Carmen Aguire. See full cast list and credits at the end of the page 



Director’s note

The Refugee Hotel is the story of eight Chileans who were forced to make great sacrifices with fear, anger, hope and love in their hearts, during unfathomable times.

March 19, 2020 students from East Los Angeles College and I were set to begin rehearsal for The Refugee Hotel by Carmen Aguirre. We started design sessions in December 2019 and worked our way up to the first day of rehearsal. The cast was in place, the designers were ready. Opening night was set for May 21, 2020. Then the most amazing thing happened.

Wading through the unknown, taking on new technologies, communicating from a distance, a group of students and the staff persisted, during unfathomable times. It is November 23, 2020 and it gives me joy to know that the great work that the actors and designers and the staff of the theatre department at East Los Angeles College, will finally be seen.

It is not the play, it is not theatre, it is but fifteen glimpses of what could have been, what we were working on together, and the determination theatre artists have, to tell the story.

I thank you all for your time, talent, strength, and bravery.

Jesus A. Reyes, Director


EPISODE 1 - PROLOGUE




EPISODE 2 - VANCOUVER 1974






EPISODE 3 - PAT KELEMEN




EPISODE 4 - FLACA




EPISODE 5 - FAT JORGE




EPISODE 6 - CRISTINA



EPISODE 7 - MANUEL



EPISODE 8 - CALLADITA



EPISODE 9 – BILL O’NEIL



EPISODE 10 - JUAN



EPISODE 11 - ISABEL



EPISODE 12 - NIGHTMARES



EPISODE 13 - CONDOR PASSES



EPISODE 14- CAKE HEAD



EPISODE 15 - EPILOGUE





CREDITS



DIRECTOR


Jesus A. Reyes
 

CAST 


Leslie Moreno-Alvarez as Flaca

Yair Olivares as Fat Jorge

Abigail Candanedo as Manuelita

Joe David as Juan/Joselito

Raquel Robles Marcelino as Cristina/Cake Head

Erick Valenzuela as Manuel/Condor Passes

Michelle Lopez as Isabel/Calladita

Hakop Mkhsian as Bill O'Neil

Olivia Rodriguez as Pat Kelemen



STUDENT DESIGNERS


Production design & graphic design: Eleanor Montecino, Roxanne Guerrero, Gigi Yue Yat Gi

Costume Design: Eliza Sukiasyan

Hair and Makeup Designer: David Perez


FACUTLY 


Editing & additional graphic design & production design faculty: François-Pierre Couture

Costume design faculty: Jessica Hansen



ELAC THEATER ARTS FACULTY & STAFF

 

Lisa Hashimoto Stone ........................................ Department Chair

Kelley Hogan ........................................... Artistic Director/Faculty

Eric Augusztiny ................................................................. Faculty

James Buglewicz ............................................................... Faculty

Efrain Corona ............................................................ Faculty/Staff

François-Pierre Couture ..................................................... Faculty

Nathan Davis ............................................................. Faculty/Staff

Cristina Frias .................................................................... Faculty

Casey Cowan Gale ............................................................. Faculty

Talin Gharibi ......................................................................... Staff

Jessica Champagne Hansen ............................................... Faculty

Jenny Jacobs .................................................................... Faculty

Demetra Kareman ............................................................. Faculty

Kaz Kasnetsis .................................................................... Faculty

Colin McKay ...................................................................... Faculty

Vanessa Mizzone Pellegrini ................................................ Faculty

Laura Quiroz ..................................................................... Faculty

David Laird Scott ............................................................... Faculty

Rodney Lloyd Scott ............................................................ Faculty

Ramiro Segovia ................................................................. Faculty

Natalie Wong ........................................................................ Staff



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