en Calles y Sueños

Contratiempo se une este mes a Calles y Sueños para presentar Noche de Monólogos.  Este es un evento multilingüe en el que participan poetas y artistas conocidos. Se puede participar con una lectura de poesía, prosa o cuento corto, monólogo performance o algún número musical.El hogar de la Noche está al: 1900 S. Carpenter Ave. en el barrio de Pilsen, Chicago IL. Las presentaciones se llevan a cabo cada tercer viernes de cada mes. Para el registro de su participación, lo pueden hacer es mismo día o en la página de facebook.
Noche de Monólogos is a multilingual event is performed every third Friday of the month in Calles y Sueños at 1900 S. Carpenter. Anyone can participate with a reading of poetry, prose, a monologue, or a performance. You’re more than welcome to register in its facebook page or at the night of the event.

Rey Andújar
Sandra Delgado
Lisandra Tena
Febronio Zatarain  


The solo performance works of two of contratiempo writers, Febronio Zatarain and Rey Andújar, have been chosen as part of the Yo Solo festival, a joint effort of Teatro Vista and Collaboraction. Both of them plus Sandra Delgado and Lisandra Tena, will be performing a snipet of their work-in-progress at Calles y Sueños’s Noche de Monólogos next Friday JUNE 15.

Come by and get a preview of the festival. Noche de Monólogos is FREE, open to the public, and if you are so inspired, we invite you to become part of the evening with a solo of you own, be it poetry, short story or performance. We do ask you to keep it under 5 minutes, please, to give others a chance.  


Rey Enmanuel Andújar, Antípoda

Rey is the author of  Candela (Alfaguara 2007) and El Hombre Triángulo (Isla Negra 2005), both novels, and the short story collection Amoricidio (Premio Nacional Cuento FIL 2007) and El Factor Carne (Isla Negra 2005), a compilation of his first award-winning short stories. He works in independent research about The Dramaturgy of the Writer’s Body (La Dramaturgia del Cuerpo del Escritor).  He has received numerous awards for his literary work, and presents his ever evolving performance Antípoda in diverse forums. His next book will be a bilingual edition of  Saturnario/Saturnalia, by 7Vientos, to be published this year. He is a member of the editorial board of contratiempo magazine. 


Sandra Delgado, para Graciela

Sandra Delgado is a Colombian-American theater artist born and raised in Chicago. She is an ensemble memner of both Teatro Vista and Collaboraction and has been seen on the stages of the Goodman, Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, and Lookingglass, among other. She is the recipient of the Fox Fellowship and is in residence at the Goodman Theater where she is developing para mis Madres, her first full-length show. para Graciela, is inspired by her maternal grandmother, her family’s love of the scent of Bergamote and is based on interviews with her mother and tias.






Lisandra Tena, Güera
Lisandra is from The Land of Enchantment, Albuquerque, New Mexico and is a recent graduate from The TheatreSchool at DePaul University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. TBD. In the interactive solo, Guera, the audience is treated as dinner guests in a restaurant, choosing “meals” from the menu. Each item on the menu is a 4-6 Minute performance piece drawn from Ms. Tena’s experiences with her father, mother, alter ego, and my identity.





Febronio Zatarain, La risa de Dios

Poet, essayist, teacher and cultural agent. He immigrated to the United States in 1989; since then he has been promoting literature through literary workshops and cultural magazines, such as Abrapalabra, Fe de Erratas, Tropel, Zorros y Erizos y Contratiempo. His recent poetry collection, Prosario, is part of Desarraigos, cuatro poetas latinoamericanos en Chicago, published by Ediciones Vocesueltas 2009. He is a member of the editorial board of contratiempo magazine, and currently coordinates the contratiempo literary workshop.


Teatro Vista and Collaboraction are proud to present the first annual YO SOLO Festival of Latino Solo Shows. The six shows chosen for this year’s festival are a prime example of the breadth of stories we have to tell and the talent we have in our community. We are eager to share them with Chicago audiences.
YO SOLO will take place from July 26-August 12, 2012 at Collaboraction’s home in the historic Flat Iron Bulding In Wicker Park. Easily accesible from the Blue Line and the Damen, North and Milwaukee bus lines. Tickets and festival passes range from $10-$35. For more information, please visit and
$15 General Admission
$10 Student/Artist/Under 30 yrs. old
$35 Festival Pass
$20 Festival Pass for Student/Artist/Under 30