Beyond Conversation, Skylight TheatreTHE MADRES: Beyond Conversation Series

Join us following Sunday matinee performances (duration 20 minutes)

In 1977 Buenos Aires, fourteen brave women gathered publicly to defy the repressive Argentinean regime’s efforts to terrorize its people into silence and submission. In their quest to find the bodies of their missing children, they gave birth to a movement.

They are The Madres de La Plaza de Mayo de Los Desaparecidos, and they have inspired generations of artists and activists to resist and persist.

Join us for Beyond Conversation and meet the women and men using the power of art and the power of the people to fight oppression and stand up for justice.


This series is curated by Elissa Barrett, Kate Luhr and Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx.

All guests are subject to availability.  

  Sun. March 11

Latinx Arts on the Frontlines

Latinx artists and performers are often on the frontlines of resistance, revolution and progress, including here in the City of Angels. Meet the pioneers and people of Latinx Theater LA. Moderator Sara Guerreo with Patricia Garza of The Center Theatre Group and Latino Theater Alliance, and Jorge Juerta, leading authority on Chicano Theatre.

  Sun. March 18
  Art as Resistance

How should artists respond to a nation in crisis? John Butler once said that [a]rt changes people and people change the world." Meet the LA artists who are challenging us to re-imagine and remake our world. Moderator Kate Luhr with Beth Pickens, who runs a workshop on Making Art During Fascism and other guests.

  Sun. March 25

Survivors of The Dirty War

Survivors of Argentina's Dirty War share their stories of exile, imprisonment, and escape. Moderator Kate Luhr with internationally renowned poet Alicia Partnoy, who survived The Little School, an Argentine concentration camp, with artist Fabian Cereijido.

  Sun. April 1

#MadresTambien, Part I

In 1977, fourteen brave Argentine mothers took a stand against injustice and sparked a movement. Meet THE MADRES of LA - women who have risen up to combat inustice in the workplace, in politics and beyond. Hear what inspires them to act and to keep marching forward. Moderator Kate Luhr. Guests to be announced.

     Sun. April 8

LA Rising, Part I

Los Angeles is a leading part of many powerful resistance movements: BlackLivesMatter, Fight for a Living Wage, Trans Latina Rights, the Right to the City, and more. Meet the inspiring activists who are leading the fight for progressive change here in Los Angeles and beyond. Moderator Elissa Barrett. Guests to be announced.

  Sun. April 15

It Could Never Happen Here, Right? Fascism in America

American Fascism, famous for its rallying cry of America First and its racist, anti-semetic overtones, is on the rise. What can we learn from Argentina's past decent into fascism and the warning signs of our own political present? Moderator Elissa Barrett. Guests to be announced.

  Sun. April 22

#MadresTambien, Part II

Hear from THE MADRES of Los Angeles about what inspires them to act and to keep marching forward. Leaders of the Women’s March LA, Emiliana Guereca and Deena Katz, offer insights. Moderator TBA.

  Sun. April 29

LA Rising, Part II

Meet the activists who take a page from THE MADRES in their fight for progressive change in LA and beyond. Moderator and guests to be announced.


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