California Preservation Service (CAPS)
A D�a de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event by Teatro de los Ni�os, the first Chicano theater group in the United States with children performers are perfoming in ""Las Albondigas,"" a Mexican folk tale of the family. This show was held at Self-Help Graphics and Art at its old location on Brooklyn Avenue (street name changed to East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue) and Gage Avenue in East Los Angeles. In this photo are nine performers on stage: three adults and six children. Some of them are dressed as the dead in a cemetary. Three of them are wearing white flowy loose fitting outfits with a hood and white face paint. Others also have white face paint with red lipstick and are holding life size paper dolls and animals on a stick that have clothing adhered to them. Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin (photo donor) is wearing a green paper headress and is in the back right in the photo. This image was provided by Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin for inclusion in the Foto East LA collection.