Gregg Barrios’ play I-DJ is being performed at the 2016 Texas Book Festival in Austin Texas. This is the first time a play is being featured at the Texas Book Festival. The performance is scheduled for Sunday, November 6, 2016, from 11:00-11:45 in the Ahora Si Tent (It’s the main book signing tent between Congress near 10th Street). A book signing follows. The Texas Book Festival is free and open to the public.
I-DJ is a story of Warren Peace aka Amado Guerrero Paz, a gay Mexican American youth who finds his calling as a DJ. He spins the soundtrack of his life on the dance floor by night and by day in a gay send-up of Shakesqueer’s Ham-a-lot set to a dub-step beat of ecstasy, tainted love, Rollerena and Herb Alpert. When a younger DJ challenges him to a musical standoff, their stories and their music collide. Only one will emerge triumphant.
Gregg Barrios is also a participant in the panel discussion “Raza Rising: Chicano Empowerment through Education and the Vote” along with Richard Gonzales and Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez. The panel is on Sunday, November 6, 2016, from 1:-2pm in the Ahora Si Tent (Its the main book signing tent between Congress near 10th Street). The panel will discuss education, voting, and issues facing Chicanos/as in Texas today.