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La Pastorela

Diablos, angelitos, y pastores – valgame! It must be December! Teatro Vivo is proud to present La Pastorela 2019, adapted and directed by Teatro Vivo founder Rupert Reyes. A tradition since the 16th century, La Pastorela is an annual Yuletide…

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Aftershock/La Replica

Aftershock/La Replica Directed by Karen Alvarado November 14th-24th, 2019 AFTERSHOCK/LA RÉPLICA is a world premiere stage-play that explores new dimensions of Latinx military service. The Latinx soldiers and citizens in this play expect military service to reinforce their identity and…

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Más Cara & the Futurx Festival

MÁS CARA NOVEMBER 1-16, 2019 8PM Presented by The VORTEX and Teatro Vivo In her new bilingual play, Krysta Gonzales brings together archetypes of Latina womanhood to dance, bicker, share chisme, heal old wounds, and insist that being “too much”…

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Yana Wana’s Legend of the Bluebonnet

Yana Wana’s Legend of the Bluebonnet by Maria Rocha and Roxanne Schroeder-Arce with music by Héctor Martínez-Morales Directed by Rudy Ramirez October 3-12, 2019 Thirteen-year old María is having trouble in school, so her Mom sends her to stay with…

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Swimming While Drowning

Teatro Vivo proudly presents Swimming While Drowning by Emilio Rodríguez, presented at the Emma S. Barrientos-Mexican American Cultural Center, directed by Alexis A. Arredondo. Angelo and Mila are fifteen and homeless. Angelo is a dreamer, and Mila is a streetwise realist. But…

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Until Next Year! The 6th Annual Austin Latino New Play Festival Comes to a Close

The Austin Latino New Play Festival (ALNPF) was held this weekend at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, where play writers got to premiere their work to an audience and get their thoughts in the talkback session after…

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Showtime: Austin Latino New Play Festival

As Teatro Vivo is preparing for its sixth annual Austin Latino New Play Festival (ALNPF) in partnership with Script Works, many of our playwrights are also anxiously getting ready to present their stage readings that will take place from February…

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Austin Latino New Play Festival 2015: A Look Back at Basilica or The One With the Roosters

On May 14th, Basilica premiered to a packed house at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center in Austin, Texas. Written by Andrew Valdez, a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Basilica focuses on one family’s version…

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