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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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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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The Austin Latino New Play Festival May 14 – 16, 2015

Teatro Vivo Presents Fifth Annual Austin Latino New Play Festival at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center May 14-16, 2015 Playwrights Andrew Valdez, Adriana Garcia, and Jelisa Jay Robinson Create Fresh Takes on the Latino Experience. Teatro Vivo…

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The Panza Monologues

Teatro Vivo presents the Austin premiere of The Panza Monologues Telling our truths straight from the panza. Written, compiled and collected by Virginia Grise and Irma Mayorga Directed and performed by Florinda Bryant and Deanna Deolloz with Eva Mc Quade…

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Teatro Vivo presents Aye, No! By Liz Coronado Castillo

  Teatro Vivo presents the Austin premiere of Aye, No! one abuelita, two tías, and three fairy drag queens a bilingual comedy written by Liz Coronado Castillo and directed by Ricky Ramon Performances are November 6 – 23, 2014 Thurs…

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Austin Latino New Play Festival Spotlight: Dramaturge Brianna Figueroa

  Brianna Figueroa was the dramaturge for Luchadora, which debuted on May 9, 2014, at the Mexican American Cultural Center in downtown Austin. After the show, I caught up with Brianna to ask her some questions about theatre, her job…

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Ding, ding, ding! Luchadora in the Ring!

Luchadora, written by Alvaro Saar Rios, was the second play to be debuted at the Austin Latino New Play Festival during mid-May. Luchadora opens with a scene between a grandmother, Lupita, and her granddaughter having a conversation and eventually discussing…

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