Jersey City Museum Welcomes Back Jade Esteban Estrada
Multiple award-winner Jade Esteban Estrada has made a name for himself as "a man of many faces". He brings his popular solo play "Tortilla Heaven" to the Jersey City Museum September 16. Photo by FADELA CASTRO.
Estrada’s last appeared at the Jersey City Museum in June 2006 with his performance of the solo musical comedy ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 1.
The Topeka Capital-Journal calls Jade Esteban Estrada "one of the finest solo theatre artists of the 21st century."
“The monologue at the end, done by the character Charles is one of the best and most poignant realities that many within the Mexican community face,” states W. Brian Moore of QBliss Magazine.
"Transforming from one character to the next, Estrada unravels a multitude of stories, songs and humorous contradictions in celebration of the heartbeat of Latino culture," says the Boise Weekly.
Winner of the 2004 Literary Award for Best Play, "Tortilla Heaven" is a solo play written by Celeste Angela Estrada and performed by her brother, Comedy Central’s Jade Esteban Estrada.
Estrada plays seven characters in the bilingual play in order to show the different types of people and personalities that make up a traditional Mexican family in today’s society. Each character has their own unique struggle as they try to grasp the American culture while also staying true to their Mexican roots, culture, language and ultimately themselves. The show is directed by Los Angeles-based David Miguel Estrada, younger brother to the actor and playwright.
Estrada will be the guest speaker for Hispanic Heritage Month at MTV Networks on September 17, 2007 in New York.
Formally the choreographer to television personality Charo and a scratch vocalist for the Back Street Boys, Estrada released his debut CD "Angel" (Vicarious) in 2001 and in 2002 took part in the "Being Out Rocks" (Centaur) CD compilation in honor of National Coming Out Day for the Human Rights Campaign.
In October 2006, Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher paid tribute to Estrada by commissioning him the title of "Kentucky Colonel," the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky that acknowledges outstanding ambassadors of goodwill and fellowship around the world. The Texas native joined other honorary colonels which include Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, Bob Hope, Joan Crawford, Johnny Depp, Muhammad Ali and Pope John Paul II.
Estrada's television credits include appearances on the Emmy-nominated "In the Life TV" on PBS, "Friday Night Lights" on NBC and "The Graham Norton Effect" on Comedy Central. His popular Latin dance music can be heard on the Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning police drama, "The Shield" on the FX Network.
See a clip of “Tortilla Heaven” on YouTube.com at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZqL8ookwzPc
For further information or to request high resolution artwork or an interview, please contact Greta Golding at email@example.com, call 646-342-8647 or visit www.getjaded.com.
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