Familia Feature: Rupert and JoAnn Reyes

We caught up with Teatro Vivo’s power couple, Artistic Director and Executive Director, Rupert and JoAnn Reyes to see what they are thankful for this year.

What is something that you really appreciate about the Teatro Vivo family? 

Rupert– First, that there is a familia. It is a high water mark to know that artist feel that close and welcome to Teatro Vivo. We have folks just come and visit when we are not in productions. This is something that JoAnn and I both appreciate, being “Los Abuelos de Teatro in Austin.“

JoAnn– Being part of a community of artists who share the mission of Teatro Vivo. This is a blessing. A very wise person, I had the pleasure to call friend, once told me that ideally for your life to be happy, you may  want for  three things: Community, Creativity and Compensation. If you have 2 of the 3 you are very, very fortunate. Our Teatro Vivo family has the first 2 for sure!

Describe a Thanksgiving tradition that your family has.

Rupert– Ok we’re guilty. We are not vegetarian. One tradition is that JoAnn and I make the traditional turkey for the Reyes thanksgiving. We roast it slowly over night. JoAnn is the director and I’m the crew.

JoAnn– Yes! I concur.

What are you really thankful for this year?

Rupert– Lots. My health, the wonderful success of Teatro Vivo (I feel we are better known nationally now than ever), JoAnn, my children, grandchildren, supportive friends and fans, y my new scooter.

 JoAnn– Agreed on all! Familia y las nietas… So sweet. I don’t have a scooter! I have a blossoming yoga practice and I recently was hired to be director of the school yoga program for Community Yoga Austin! Blessed!

Photo by: Brenda Tobar

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