Teatro Vivo is dedicated to producing quality bilingual theater accessible to all theater audiences and artists. Teatro Vivo reflects the heart and soul of the Latino reality by opening a unique window for all to share in this experience.
Teatro Vivo se dedica a producir teatro bilingue de gran calidad, accesible para todas las audiencias y artistas de teatro. Teatro Vivo refleja el corazón y alma de la realidad Latina a través de una ventana extraordinaria que se comparte con todos durante de esta experiencia.
Inspired by the power of theater to both educate and entertain, Teatro Vivo produces and promotes Latino based theater providing a window into the Latino experience, accessible to all audiences, especially those underserved by the arts.
• produces relevant theater about critical social issues.
• produces Latino based new theatrical works.
• makes performances available by offering free or reduced tickets to those with economic barriers and to non-traditional audiences.
• supports Latino actors and playwrights to develop their craft.
What is Teatro Vivo?
By Monica Rodriguez
Culture, arts, and heritage make us who we are. Teatro Vivo brings these things to life. Driven by the power of theater, Teatro Vivo is focused on raising cultural awareness. Since its opening in 2000, Teatro Vivo has brought to life more than 40 full-length productions, has collaborated with other arts organizations around the Austin area, and has held various theatre workshops to help teach the power of theater to underprivileged communities. By being one of the only bilingual Latino theater organizations in Texas, Teatro Vivo gives Austin another reason for being unique.
Corazón y alma, heart and soul, are two things Teatro Vivo uses to reflect their mission to produce culturally relevant Latino theatre that addresses critical social issues. As a passionate Latino community, Teatro Vivo is a new kind of theater based on the culture, history, and mythology of the Latino experience. Their work shares stories that bridge culture gaps and connect generations together with passionate witness to human experience, while exploring age-old themes and modern dilemmas.
Teatro Vivo promotes Latino culture and showcases it on stage. Not only is Teatro Vivo expressing their mission in a culturally appealing way, they are being recognized for doing so. Teatro Vivo has earned nominations for their productions from the Austin Creative Alliance’s B. Iden Payne Awards and the Austin Critics Table Awards. Teatro Vivo has also been recognized by The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture and received national funding for their 2007-2008 season.
Teatro Vivo gives opportunities for both English and Spanish speakers to experience the Latino culture live on stage. Every year, Teatro Vivo produces at least two full-length bilingual productions and presents the Austin Latino New Play Festival, where playwrights can showcase their new works and build on the tradition that Teatro Vivo has to offer. So, come join together as a Latino Community, come experience a new kind of culture, come let Teatro Vivo ignite the fire within your heart, and fuel the passion in your soul. Become a part of a new theater family.