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Playhouse Talk with US Lifestyle Mag - Friday, June 1st

  • Pasadeda Playhouse 39 South El Molino Avenue Pasadena, CA, 91101 United States (map)

US Lifestyle Magazine 

Presents a special viewing and conversation of


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By Culture Clash: Ric Salinas & Herbert Sigüenza

New material by Richard Montoya

Directed by Diane Rodriguez

Twenty years after their searing hit Bordertownpremiered, LA’s very own Culture Clash returns to the southern border to investigate the state of affairs once again. Re-imagined, remixed and fully reloaded, Bordertown Now is an irreverent look at the people at the center of one of America’s most hot-button controversial issues, and the walls that divide us all. Infused with their trademark comedic approach, the nation’s premier Chicano/Latino performance trio joins Obie Award-winning artist and director Diane Rodriguez to redefine the boundaries of theater and break down the divisions between cultures.

The performance will be followed by a conversation lead by US Lifestyle   


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Bambadjan “Bamba” Bamba


Twitter: @realBambadjan

Actor Bambadjan Bamba, "Black Panther" - Black Panther star who just revealed he is a DACA recipient. 

Actor Bambadjan Bamba was born in the Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire) and spent his adolescent years between Abidjan, the south Bronx and Virginia. He studied at the Conservatory of Film and Dramatic Arts in New York City. Bambadjan is also the owner of IvoStar Pictures an independent production company based in Los Angeles that focuses on producing African content.

Link to the petition for Bamba : People are also showing their support for Bamba on social media with the #StandWithBamba hashtag. Bamba is also Board member of the3as.or



Julisa Arce



Twitter @julissaarce

Julisa Arce is a political commentator, speaker, writer and best-selling author of My (Underground) American Dream. She was named one of People en Español’s 25 Most Powerful Woman of 2017. She is a leading voice in the fight for social justice, immigrant rights and education equality.   She is a contributor for Crooked Media, CNBC and a host for Crooked Conversations Podcast. Her book is currently being developed as a television series at FOX with producer and actor America Ferrera.

Prior to becoming an advocate, she built a successful career on Wall Street working for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, and had seemingly achieved the American Dream—yet she was not part of what defined American.

Julissa immigrated to America from Mexico at the age of 11 and was undocumented for almost 15 years, some of them spent rising to prominence on Wall Street. In order to help other young people in similar circumstances, Julissa co-founded the Ascend Educational Fund (AEF).  AEF is a college scholarship and mentorship program for immigrant students in New York City, regardless of their ethnicity, national original or immigration status.  

She serves on the board of directors of the National Immigration Law Center and CollegeSpring.  She was officially sworn in as an American citizen in August of 2014.  She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two cats, Nikko and Pancho. Her second book Someone Like Me will be published on September 18, 2018.

Order her new book here: 

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Rafael Agustin


Twitter @mrrafaelagustin

Rafael Agustin is a writer on the award-winning The CW show, JANE THE VIRGIN. He is a 2016 Sundance Fellow for his TV family comedy, ILLEGAL, based on his life as a former undocumented American. Agustín co-created and co-starred in the national touring, award-winning autobiographical comedy, N*GGER WETB*CK CH*NK, which received acclaim from the LA Times, New York Times, Denver Post and won awards for its advancement of social justice in the arts.

Rafael Agustín currently serves as Executive Director of the Latino Film Institute Youth Cinema Project. For more information and updates on LALIFF visit For more information on the Youth Cinema Project visit

He received his BA and MA from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television and is an alumnus of the CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase.


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Uriel Saenz 



Twitter: @urielsaenz

Uriel Saenz is the current CEO of The US Lifestyle Group

Contemporary Renaissance Man, Media Executive , International Couture  Designer, Business Man, Entrepreneur and Mentor

Uriel Saenz is  a celebrated leader who is credited as an international fashion designer, USMC veteran and a respected media man all while raising his daughter as a single Dad. In 2017 Saenz was selcted US Ambassador for the Global Polish Man campaign, bringing awareness to child abuse, joined by Marc Jacobs, Zac Efron and Alec Baldwin, among others . In 2016 Uriel Saenz was selected Most Inspiring Latino along side Roselyn Sanchez, Fonseca, Becky G. and Ivonne Coll . Most recently Saenz served as  VP of Multicultural Development & Strategy for the Los Angeles Times Media Group. Uriel Saenz has taken his work around the world,  was selected featured American Designer in China and has been a participant of Mercedes- Benz fashion week. He has been published through his multifaceted career in Hollywood Reporter, Vogue UK, Univision, Glamour, WWD and many other national and international publications.