Joyce Award Winners

Sandra Delgado and Chicago’s Teatro Vista

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Colombian American actress and playwright, Sandra Delgado, will activate her Joyce Award to stage a new interactive theater experience based on the 1960s Chicago nightclub, La Habana Madrid. The Teatro Vista production will bring La Habana back to life to tell the stories of the how this venue served as a gathering place for Puerto Rican, Cuban, Colombian and Dominicans immigrants settled on the city’s north side. Delgado will transport the audience back to 1965 and upon entering the theater they will become "patrons" of La Habana.

Delgado also received a 3Arts Artist Project Grant, an initiative sponsored by the Joyce Foundation, to support the filming and editing of the interviews for La Habana.

Delgado’s vivid portrayals of strong, smart women such as the iconic Medea in Luis Alfaro's Mojada to the tough-as-nails, foul-mouthed Veronica in Stephen Adly Guirgis' Motherf**ker with the Hat have made her a favorite among critics and audiences alike. Her performance of Medea in Victory Garden's Mojada was named by the Chicago Tribune as one the Top Ten Performances of 2013.

In 2011, Delgado received a prestigious TCG Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship. During the second half of her Fox Fellowship, while in residence at Goodman Theater in Chicago, Delgado developed her solo show para Graciela, which she later performed at the YO SOLO Festival. Delgado produced YO SOLO Festival of Latino Solo Shows, a joint production by Teatro Vista and Collaboraction.

Delgado is a founding ensemble member of Collaboraction. She is also an ensemble member of Teatro Vista and served as its Associate Artistic Director from 2006-2008.

Delgado is a TCG Young Leader of Color (2010-present) and a 2013 recipient of a Department of Cultural Affairs Special Events grant from the City of Chicago. She is a member of the National Steering Committee of the Latino Theatre Commons, an advocacy group for Latino artists, and a member of its Planning Committee for Carnaval, a Latino theatre festival slated to be held at De Paul University in summer 2015.

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