Feature Performer 

David Hanley-Tejeda, Ph.D.

April 17, 2015


“MeSo Mestizo”

David Hanley-Tejeda is a performance poet and professor of Communication at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where he enjoys teaching students to better understand their multiple, overlapping, and mutable identities.

“My show asks, what does it mean to come to racial consciousness, and critical awareness as a biracial, brown, and white, Mexican, Latino in Southern Illinois? What does it mean for a person who grew up in white context, in California, to come to race consciousness in the Midwest? Following the work of Chicana communication scholars like Bernadette Calafell, Karma Chavez, and Adrienne Viramontes, I examine what Latino identity means outside of the region where Latinos are often more commonly considered—the traditional American southwest.



Feature Performance  by GSU Theatre and Performance Studies Program

Directed by Patrick Santoro

 April 18, 2015

This hilarious play follows a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than it should. When she and her family flee Secaucus under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life amidst dealing with a totally dysfunctional family, her own mortality, and, most terrifying of all, the possibility of first love.