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PILAR VALDÉS – My Mom is Dead (a comedy)
November 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$15.00 - $20.00
Come take a peek inside the head of Pilar Valdés, a Puerto Rican woman ready to take Los Angeles by storm!…(But, not like an actual storm, she’s still recovering from Hurricane María. You know what? Let’s leave natural disasters out of this). An evening of dark, personal comedy unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Except maybe “Nanette.” OK, it’s a little bit like “Nanette.” Except 100% more Puerto Rican.
Features a special performance by Nikki Bailey.
Pilar Valdés is a Puerto Rican up and coming comedienne, actor and writer. She is a FOX networks writers lab finalist, a Univision, Televisa and NALIP Latino lens fellow and a Women in Film Mentee (WIF). She loves her dead mother, her living father and Timothée Chalamet. *Not necessarily in that order.
Nikki Bailey is a spiritual hot mess! After earning a Master of Divinity degree in theology and ethics, she began an acting and stand-up comedy career. With a saucy Philly attitude and lot of sparkle, Nikki tells stories about life’s lessons with irreverence, intelligence and a divinely inspired, diva-esque flare. She was a featured comedian for Loni Love’s “Laugh Off” on BET’sThe Real and appeared in the season finale of David Krumholtz’s IFC show, Gigi Does It. Most recently, she played a supporting role in the short film, Missed Connections, that premiered at the 2017 Outfest LA and stars trans actress and activist, Angelica Ross.
Nikki also performs with WOCA (Women of Color Anonymous), a sketch comedy ensemble in- residence at UCB Sunset Inner Sanctum on the 1st Monday of each month at 8:30 pm.
Rebecca Aranda (producer) is a newly minted mother and Latina producer, writer, director and photographer who prioritizes diversity in both subject and audience. Her half hour family comedy Mendez Family Law was recently selected as a Sundance Episodic Lab semi-finalist. She founded WOCA (Women of Color Anonymous), a sketch comedy ensemble in residence at UCB Sunset Inner Sanctum. Visit rebeccaaranda.com and check out her fascinating and inspiring work.