Theater alumnus gets big break

March 27, 2018

By Frank Portillo Alumnus Peter Mendoza journeyed from student actor to playing the lead in “Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue” at the Kirk Douglas theater in Los Angeles. In a Los Angeles Times review of the play from theater critic Charles McNulty, Mendoza was said to “raise the emotional stakes for the audience as the young Marine descends into hell.” The actor, however, didn’t end up in his position easily. He…


A Triple Minority ELAC Student Pursues his Passion

By Samantha Moreno The struggles of being a Latino, Bisexual, film student at East Los Angeles College is something that doesn’t faze Dreamworks employee Charles “CJ” Sanchez. The 21 year old bisexual aspiring film actor, who works within the same breathing space as Steven Spielberg has figured out many positive things about himself by coming to this school.  He has also had his fair share of struggles just by coming…

May 16, 2017

‘Poe’ actor impresses East L.A. library crowd

By Megan Perry Edgar Allan Poe stopped by the East Los Angeles Library on Third Street last Tuesday to tell his life and works. OK, so Poe died in 1849, but New York Broadway actor Duffy Hudson performs a show as Poe. Los Amigos of the East Los Angeles Library sponsored Hudson’s one-man show “In the Shadow of the Raven.” The show consisted of Hudson fully dressed as Poe, from…

October 26, 2011