2021 Austin Latinx New Play Festival

Teatro Vivo is proud to present the 2021 Austin Latinx New Play Festival in collaboration with ScriptWorks.

The 2021 Austin Latinx New Play Festival (ALNPF), presented in collaboration with ScriptWorks, will take place on a digital platform May 13 to May 15, 2021.

The ALNPF provides an opportunity for playwrights to hear, see, and receive feedback on their original work. The festival brings each playwright together with a dramaturg, director, and actors to bring their play to life as a staged reading in front of an audience (online this year due to COVID).

Playwrights of the selected pieces will collaborate with a dramaturg and directors hired by Teatro Vivo and Scriptworks to work on their plays and then present them with a facilitated talk back on zoom with the audience immediately following the public reading.

2021 Austin Latinx New Play Festival Lineup:

Thursday, May 13th at 7 PM CST
Machine Learning” by Francisco Mendoza
Directed by Jesus Valles
Dramaturgy by Mateo Hernandez
Stage Managed by Savannah Gonzalez

Friday, May 14th at 7 PM CST
This Bitch: Esta Sangre Quiero” by Adrienne Dawes
Directed by: Daphnie Sicre
Dramaturgy by: Daniel Jáquez
Stage Managed by: Barbara Mojica

Saturday, May 15th at 3 PM CST
Have to Believe We Are Magic” by Sara Guerrero (young adult themes, some adult language and content)
Directed by: Si Mon’ Emmett 
Dramaturgy by: Melanie Claire Queponds
Stage Managed by: Sunshine Garrison

Saturday, May 15th at 7 PM CST
Los Pochos” by Herbert Siguenza
Directed by: Miguel Septién 
Dramaturgy by: Diamante Martinez
Stage Managed by: Marliza Mendez


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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