Following the 8.p.m performance of Estrella Cruz at the Halcyon Theatre in Chicago, Illinois on February 19, 2016, you can catch Yesenia Villaseñor as she participates on a panel that will address social issues facing Latina women as reflected in Estrella Cruz, including young motherhood. The panel also features Maureen Mena, Association of Latino Professionals for America board member and Tamika Lechee Morales, Halcyon Theatre company member (and Estrella Cruz cast member).
Yesenia Villaseñor is currently Assistant General Counsel with Excelon Corporation. She is also a mother, world-traveler and an advocate for judicial, ethnic and socio-economic justice. Prior to joining Excelon, Yesenia worked in the firm's Environment and Energy practice group and was resident in our Chicago office. She graduated from Chicago-Kent Law School and earned her MS in Environmental Management from the Stuart School of Business. Yesenia also serves as a volunteer and pro-bono attorney for organizations including the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and Heartland Alliance National Immigrant Justice Center. She has served on the board of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (HLAI) as well as co-chaired the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois' JD Mentors Program and received numerous recognitions for her pro bono work.
The Chicago premiere of Estrella Cruz by Charise Castro Smith is a contemporary satirical twist on the classic Greek myth of Persephone and her journey to the underworld. The production runs through February 27 at Halcyon Theatre.