Gómez-Peña performing the "living archives" and getting ready to go back on the road. Photo by Zen Cohen.

Please see our Virtual Offerings page for a range of projects we are are offering during times of halted touring.

Guillermo Gómez-Peña & La Pocha Nostra (LPN) are offering a diverse range of projects that can be hosted within a spectrum of contexts and venues from colleges and universities, museums, galleries, festivals, alternative art spaces, and abandoned buildings.

Our projects are always site and theme-specific, planned in close dialog with presenters. All projects are highly customizable, so please contact us to discuss the possibilities.

Keynotes and performative lectures

1-2 hour-long radical spoken-word presentations which sample theory, poetry and performance texts. by Gómez-Peña (often featuring interventions by members of LPN).

Troupe Performances

1-3 hour-long interactive, site-specific performances, featuring Gómez-Peña, core members of la Poca Nostra, and additional local collaborators.

Pedagogical Workshops

1-12 day guided workshops with additional performative activities, introducing participants to the pedagogical foundations of LPN's interdisciplinary performance practice (the body as a site for creation, reinvention, memory, activism, ritual practice and "living archive.") Can host up to 26 participants and culminate in an evening of immersive performance.

Interdisciplinary Residencies

1-2 weeks in duration involving a customizable mix of multiple activities (workshops, keynotes and troupe and alumae performances, film screenings, poetry slams, salons and community town meetings)

We also offer photo-performance exhibitions, personalized dramaturgy and mentoring opportunities for artists.

Contact us to discuss possibilities: pocha[at]

“Gómez-Peña questioned the very core of the university experience, and our relationships with our community and with each of our colleagues. The piece “haunted” the balance—or imbalance—of social power that has been set in place in the fixed cultural landscape of contemporary America.” -Richard Lou

Indigenous Artivist Nayla Altamirano performing at Francisco Toledo’s CASA, 2012. Photo by Berenice Guraib.
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