Karen Zacarias


LVA's Artebella On The Radio: March 7, 2019


Haydee Canovas of Teatro Tercera Llamada & Kathi E. B. Ellis of Looking for Lilith will join us this week to talk about the upcoming collaboration between the two companies, "Just Like Us/Justo como nosotros", which opens March 14. tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com each Thursday at 10am to hear Keith Waits talk to artists.

Haydee Canovas is a Health Care Professional, a playwright, actor, director & producer and co-founder of Teatro Tercera Llamada, a Spanish-language theatre company here in Louisville.


Kathi E.B. Ellis is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a member of Lincoln Center and DirectorsLabChicago. She has attended the La MaMa Directing Symposium in Umbria, Italy and is featured in Southern Artistry, an online registry of outstanding southern artists. Her directing work has been recognized with nominations for South Florida theatre's Carbonell Award. Locally, Kathi is a member of Looking for Lilith Theatre Company, a founding principal of StageLab theatre training studio, and part of ShoeString Productions, an informal producing collective.

Just Like Us/Justo con nosotrs, based on Helen Thorpe’s book of the same name, dramatizes the lives of four Latinas in Denver – two of whom have papers, two of whom do not – as they navigate school and college, friends and romances, all within the shadow of their statuses. Their close-knit friendships and dreams begin to unravel when immigration status dictates the girls’ opportunities, or lack thereof. When a political firestorm arises, each girl’s future becomes increasingly complicated.

Hannah Connally and Jennifer Thalman Kepler (Founder & Co-Artistic Director Looking for Lilith) read a scene from the play.