News Release
For Immediate Release
Nov. 3, 2010

GOOD AUDIO/VIDEO POTENTIAL

BECOMING JOAQUIN ON STAGE AT HCC 11/11

Open to Public, No Charge
7 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Lafayette Hall

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT GEOFF SHEEHAN AT 203-332-5270

BRIDGEPORT – Becoming Joaquin, a one-woman show depicting the journey of a Latina woman becoming a Latino male, will be performed at Housatonic Community College Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.The play, written and performed by Janis Astor del Valle, deals with Joaquin, his family members and his girlfriend, who are in therapy struggling to accept his identity as a transgendered Latino. Astor plays all roles in this play directed by Carolyn Kirsch.

“The play offers an excellent opportunity to bring together diverse groups to spark meaningful discourse about identity and foster understanding of the transgender experience,” Astor said.

The audience will have the opportunity to discuss the play with Astor after the performance.

The play, which is open to the public at no charge, will be staged in the Performing Arts Center in Lafayette Hall at the college.

Housatonic Community College provides an affordable and accessible education through two-year degrees, transfer preparation, and certificate programs, as well as a wide variety of continuing education and personal/professional enrichment seminars and workshops.  In addition, HCC offers employee and occupational training for businesses, municipalities, government agencies, and professional associations to help develop the educated and skilled workforce required to meet regional business and industry needs.  HCC is nationally recognized as an “Achieving the Dream” institution.  To learn more, visit the college’s website at: www.hcc.commnet.edu <http://www.hcc.commnet.edu> .

HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.