Fronteras: 'Some People Call It Kismet, Some People Call It Synchronicity; I Call It The Taco Gods.' | Texas Public Radio

Fronteras: 'Some People Call It Kismet, Some People Call It Synchronicity; I Call It The Taco Gods.'

Mar 8, 2019

One-man or one-woman shows often reveal the inner workings of the artist. And for playwright, director, and choreographer Jade Esteban Estrada, his creativity was challenged when he explored the unresolved relationships in his life in his autobiographical show ‘A Sign from the Taco Gods.’

Jade Esteban Estrada, "I Love You, Las Vegas."
Credit Brent Kosaduar

Estrada is a native of the Alamo City and is the Glitter Political columnist with the San Antonio Current. He combines history, activism, and comedy in his work, and he said the city has a big cultural influence on his creative process. But for his 22nd show, ‘A Sign from the Taco Gods,’ his artistry was challenged when it forced him to confront and attempt to resolve the strained relationships in his life, particularly with his mother.

Estrada’s show ran for eight weeks this winter at San Antonio’s Overtime Theater and will make its way to South Texas at the end of this month for a performance on March 30 at the historic Cine El Rey Theatre in McAllen.

 

Norma Martinez can be reached at norma@tpr.org and on Twitter @NormDog1 and Lauren Terrazas can be reached at lauren@tpr.org and on Twitter @terrazas_lauren.