|Pocho in the House|
The Bicultural Adventures of a Mexican - American
Written and Performed by Joe Voltierra
Directed by Thom Butler
A personal tour through life growing up - and continuing to grow up - in the sometimes strange, sometimes amusing, always interesting reality of a Mexican - American in contemporary California.
Emphasizing the ways that our differences reveal our similarities, Pocho in the House opens a window on the human condition and gives us a chance to laugh, cry, and explore our common humanity.
In September 2010 Pocho In The House premiered at the Petaluma Arts Center as the opening presentation for the 10th Anniversary of the PAC Dia De Los Muertos Celebration. The three sold out performances received rave reviews and a highly enthusiastic response from all segments of the community.
View video selections from those performances here.
Now, author and performer Joe Voltierra is taking the show on the road. Pocho In The House is available for booking in local theaters, and other performance venues. It's one act hour long format also makes it a perfect show for community groups, diversity organizations, and corporate awareness and team-building events.
Please contact us for information on performances, or to book Pocho In The House for your special event or presentation.
|Pocho - a definition: |
Pocho is a derogatory term used by native-born Mexicans - Mexicans born in Mexico - to describe Chicanos - American born Mexicans - who are perceived to have forgotten or rejected their Mexican heritage to some degree.
Typically Pochos lack fluency in Spanish. Among some Pochos, the term has been embraced to express pride in having both a Mexican and American heritage asserting their place in the diverse American culture. The word derives from the Spanish word pocho, used to describe fruit that has become rotten or discolored