March 07, 2012
Christopher Columbus was a cross dresser? Whaaaaaaatttt?? JU SO FONII !!!
Ok, si, you're right, let me rephrase that...
BB was the cross dresser when she portrayed Colón for a play.
Actually, it was just a scene...Gracias a Dios, 'cause that helmet is heavy!!!
As y'all know if you've been following Babushka for awhile,
I'm part of TWAM- Theater With A Mission.
This is a wonderful troupe of volunteer actors working to promote Florida's Spanish history by performing plays written during the Spanish Golden Age and interpreted for today's audiences. Though written in the late 1600's - 1700's the plays hit upon many ideals and situations still very pertinent to this generation. In particular is the play El nuevo mundo descubierto por Cristóbol Colón (Columbus Finds a New World) written by Lope de Vega which is the signature play of TWAM. Under the direction of Benjamin Gunter we have performed scenes from the play in Spanish/English, using modern terms and events, and even gender changing of characters in order to share the richness and the parallel between times.
How do different cultures act upon first meeting?
Do they decide to co-exist and if they do how can they maintain true to their beliefs?
Very apropo for these days- especially for La Florida no crees?
The most endearing part of being a member of TWAM? For the most part, the troupe is made up of Anglo members- that is to say non Hispanic non Spanish speakers who work so hard in learning the original language because they love the history, the relevancy, and the chance to show the "humaness" between different peoples- just like BB's reason for this blog.
Si, I love TWAM for all this-
plus, they let me use my fans.
Babushka Besos a Todos. Cuidensen.
P.S. If you would like to know more about TWAM and/or would like to know our performance schedule or perhaps hire the troupe for your event, group or school, please contact Ben Gunter email firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristin King email email@example.com
P.P.S. TWAM is affiliated with Mission San Luis http://www.missionsanluis.org/ Feibu page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mission-San-Luis/52968104122 and
Florida Living History http://www.floridalivinghistory.org/ Feibu page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Florida-Living-History-Inc/258911030802706
BB played Colón for the inauguration of the Museum of Florida History's Grand Opening of "Forever Changed: La Florida, 1513-1821. http://www.museumoffloridahistory.com/exhibits/laFlorida/index.cfm Feibu page https://www.facebook.com/museumoffloridahistory
Por supuesto this goes hand in hand with the wonderful Viva Florida 500 http://www.visitflorida.com/viva Feibu page https://www.facebook.com/VivaFlorida500?sk=info
P.P.P.S. The original post about TWAM http://bohemianbabushka.blogspot.com/2011/09/time-traveling-floridas-spanish-legacy.html
Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!
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you look at them, smile, and say-
JU SO FONII!!!