In Destiny of Desire student trip to Chicago

Author: Evelyn Gonzalez

Trip To Chicago Anne Karen

On March 26, three Latino Studies Faculty, Tatiana Botero, Anne Garcia-Romero and Karen Richman took 45 of their students to Chicago to experience Latin American Street cuisine at the new theme restaurant, Latinicity, and to see a play by an award-winning Latina playwright at the Goodman Theatre. In Destiny of Desire, playwright Karen Zacarías and director José Luis Valenzuela comedically explore immigration, race, gender and class politics through the lens of the Latin American telenovela, one of the world’s most popular and seductive storytelling genres. Following the performance, the classes took part in a post-play discussion and Q & A with Roche Schulfer, Executive Director and Notre Dame ‘73 and Tanya Palmer, Director of New Play Development and five of the cast members. The trip was made possible by the Teaching Beyond the Classroom Grant.