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Pero, what’s a pulga?

By: Monica Rodriguez So, what exactly is a pulga? According to the Oxford Dictionary, the word flea market is of French descent. It was originally given to a market in Paris that featured second-hand goods that might have contained actual…

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Teatro Vivo presents: The Mexcentrics in Pulga Nation

By: Monica Rodriguez This spring, Teatro Vivo presents The Mexcentrics in Pulga Nation, a new sketch comedy show sin vergüenza. To give us an inside look on this vibrant series of sketches director of Pulga Nation, Estevan Zarate, tells us about the long-awaited comedy…

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Teatro Vivo partners with Hispanic Scholarship Consortium

Teatro Vivo, Austin’s premier Latino theater company, is proud to announce their partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium, an organization dedicated to opening gateways and eliminating barriers to higher education so students can reach their full potential.

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Tamales: Perfect for the Holidays

We hope you’ve been thinking about the upcoming Christmas menu, here’s a recipe idea from Teatro Vivo. We wish you a Feliz Navidad and Happy Holidays! By: Claudia Resendez In a Hispanic home, everything revolves around the kitchen; food and family go…

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Christmas in Austin

By: Hayley Fick While Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa are not the only holidays celebrated throughout the world, they are the top three that most students learn about in school every winter. Luckily, Austin is such a diverse place that you…

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Adaptations on A Christmas Carol

By: Monica Rodriguez In the spirit of Cuento Navideño, here’s a look at a few other adaptations from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This piece of Christmas tradition has been adapted on stage, screen and even through Scrooge, but first…

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Cuento Navideño: A Tradition in Christmas Theater

By: Amanda Leach It’s time for Teatro Vivo’s Christmas tradition to take center stage! Above is a clip from last year’s production of Cuento Navideño, come join us this season to see what new surprises are in store and become…

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My Cuento Navideño

By Monica Rodriguez Latinos love tradition, and Christmas is definitely one to celebrate con córazon y alma. Although some might say Christmas in Mexico is summed up by nativities, traditions and tamales; others might say it is all about the…

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Spotlight Series: Lesly Reynaga

By Amanda Leach Mariachi music is no stranger to Lesly Reynaga, member of University of Texas at Austin’s, student mariachi group, Mariachi Paredes. It was through her mariachi instructor Zeke Castro that she first heard about Teatro Vivo and the…

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Spotlight Series: Aisha San Roman

By Marisol Canales “A ball of fire!” This is how 20-year-old Aisha San Roman would describe her character Carmensita in “Mariachi Girl”. A theatre major at the University of Texas at Austin, San Roman proclaimed her role as the lead…

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