Teatro Vivo proudly presents Real Women Have Curves, a bilingual comedy by renowned playwright and screenwriter Josefina López, presented at the Emma S. Barrientos-Mexican American Cultural Center, directed by Claudia M. Chávez.
While they work in a tiny sewing factory, a group of women talk about their husbands and lovers, their children, and their dreams for the future. Ana, the youngest among them, just graduated from high school and dreams of going off to college. Although she needs the money, Ana doesn’t like working at the factory and has little respect for her coworkers, who make fun of her. But she keeps going to work and slowly gains an understanding and appreciation of the work and the women. With an all-star cast including Martinique Duchene-Phillips, Gina Marie Hinojosa, Eva McQuade, Ana Laura de Santiago, and Minerva Villa, this hilarious and touching story celebrates real women, their power, and the incredible bond that happens when women work together.
August 3-19, 2018
Emma S. Barrientos – Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River St, Austin, TX 78701
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm
Stage management by Magaly Olavarria
Set Design by Tomas Salas and Gerardo de la Cruz
Lighting Design by Patrick Anthony
Costume Design by Melissa Swartz
Sound Design by Fabian Duran
Graphic Design by Paul Del Bosque
About Josefina López:
Born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico in 1969, Josefina Lopez was five years old when she and her family migrated to the United States and settled in the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Josefina is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, has an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA’s School of Film & Television, and has a Diplome de Cuisine from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. Josefina is the recipient of numerous awards, including a formal recognition from U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer’s 7th Annual “Women Making History in Hollywood” in1998; and a Screenwriting Fellowship from the California Arts Council in 2001. She and Real Women Have Curves screenplay co-author George LaVoo won the HUMANITIES PRIZE for Screenwriting in 2002, The Gabriel Garcia Marquez Award from L.A. Mayor in 2003, and the Artist-in-Residency grant from the NEA/TCG for 2007. Josefina is presently developing the musical version of Real Women Have Curves for Broadway. Josefina is the Founding Artistic Director of CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights which is celebrating it’s 15th anniversary. For more information please go casa0101.org.