2018-2019 Season

WET: A DACAmented Journey
Written and Performed by Alex Alpharoah
Directed by Brisela Areli Muñoz
October 4-7, 2018

What does it mean to be an American in every sense of the word except for one: on paper? This story chronicles the journey of Anner Cividanis, who has lived his whole life in the United States as an undocumented American. The play captures the desperation that DREAMers feel when being forced to navigate through a broken U.S. Immigration System. This solo performance examines the emotional and psychological hardship one man has to endure in order to secure his livelihood in the only home he has known: Los Angeles. This production is part of a national tour, in partnership with Cara Mía Theatre in Dallas, Ignite Arts Dallas, and ArtsEmerson in Boston.

The LTC Theatre for Young Audiences
Sin Fronteras Festival & Convening

January 24-26, 2019

Teatro Vivo, the Latinx Theatre Commons, and the University of Texas at Austin, proudly present the 2019 Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Sin Fronteras Festival and Convening. The Festival will share five TYA plays from the US and Latin America with children from throughout Central Texas, with daytime performances for schools, and additional performances open to the public. A concurrent LTC Convening will also gather artists, scholars, and educators from across the Americas to experience theatre with young people, and consider the needs and incredible capacities of our future audiences and theatre artists. The festival and convening will take place at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center.

2019 Austin Latino New Play Festival
in collaboration with Austin ScriptWorks
April 18-20, 2019

Now in its ninth year, the ALNPF unites playwrights and audiences in conversation surrounding four new works of Latino theatre. This year, the ALNPF features stories about generations lost to a problematic prison system, confronting heartbreak that is both recent and old, the challenges of becoming independent, and the realization that self-care never comes easy.

Swimming While Drowning
by Emilio Rodriguez
directed by Alexis A. Arredondo
July 11-21, 2019

Angelo and Mila are fifteen and homeless. Angelo is a dreamer, and Mila is a streetwise hustler. But when they become roommates at a shelter for LGBTQ teens, they build a fragile bond that inspires them to reach for understanding and self-acceptance.  Emilio Rodriguez’s poetic coming-of- age story celebrates the healing power of hope, and the beautiful mystery of being a teenager.

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