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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration - Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes)

Friday, October 1, 2021

On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, Finance and Business helped celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with playwright, Andrea Thome, from Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes), who spoke to staff via Zoom. During her talk, moderated by Sita Frederick – director at the Center for the Performing Arts – Thome shared how she collected the stories of migration that informed the play and the importance of learning and sharing stories, especially around migration. She also explained that the play is structured around a fandango, which is a musical, impromptu storytelling and celebration. This conversation served as a nice preview to the September 30 evening show, which was also the first event held in Eisenhower Auditorium since March 2020. It was an exciting night, with several F&B staff attending Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) and staying afterward to take part in the community fandango led by the actors on the Eisenhower patio.