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Listen to interview with Abel Lopez, associate producing director, GALA Hispanic Theatre and playwright Gustavo Ott about issues affecting Latinos in contemporary society and Your Molotov Kisses

Posted by Elena del Valle on February 11, 2008

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Abel Lopez and Gustavo Ott

A podcast interview with Abel Lopez, associate producing director of GALA (Grupo Artistas Latinoamericanos) Hispanic Theatre and playwright Gustavo Ott is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations, During the podcast, they discuss issues affecting Latinos in contemporary society and “Your Molotov Kisses,” Gustavo’s play, with Elena del Valle, host of the podcast.

Abel is president of the board of directors of the Helen Hayes Awards and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture; and vice president of Americans for the Arts and chair of the Creative Communities Initiative of the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region. He is chair-emeritus of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and immediate past president of Theater Communications Group, the national service organization for professional theaters, and the American Arts Alliance.

 A graduate of Harvard Law School, Abel also is a producer and frequent lecturer. His speaking engagements include panel appearances before the American Critics Association, American Bar Association, National Theatre Conference, National Association of Artists Organization, North Carolina Theater Conference, National Critics Institute, and many other organizations.

“Segmentation by Level of Acculturation” audio recording

Miguel Gomez Winebrenner

Presenter Miguel Gomez Winebrenner


  • Assimilation versus acculturation
  • Factors that affect Latino acculturation
  • How to know if someone is acculturated
  • Number of years necessary for acculturation
  • Effects of immigration debate on acculturation
  • Three main ways of segmenting Latinos

Click here for details about “Segmentation by Level of Acculturation”

Gustavo, born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1963, holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela. In 1993 he was a participant in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. The United States premier of “Your Molotov Kisses” is at the GALA Hispanic Theater in Washington, D.C.

Twenty two of Gustavo’s plays have been staged in Venezuela and 19 have been produced abroad in Spain, Italy, United States, Peru, England, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Denmark, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Gustavo’s plays have been translated into several languages, including Italian, Portuguese, Hungarian, German, French, Czech, Russian, and Polish.

To listen to the interview, scroll down until you see “Podcast” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR Abel Lopez, Gustavo Ott ” click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the February 2008 section of the podcast archive.

“Emotional Branding: How to capture the heart and mind of the Hispanic consumer” audio recording

Jay Gronlund Mario Quiñones

Emotional Branding” was recorded January 2007 during the Strategic Research Institute 13th Annual Blockbuster Marketing to U.S. Hispanic and Latin America conference in Miami, Florida. Receive a free downloadable copy by completing our Visitor Survey.

Click here for your free copy of Emotional Branding