Next on Stage!

2019 LTC TYA Sin Fronteras Festival
January 23-36, 2019

Join us for five FREE plays from throughout the US and Latin America. Reserve your tickets today!BuyPlayTix button
Niños Que Fueron Grandes, La Negra María Teatro (Santiago, Chile)
By La Negra María Teatro
Directed by Nicolás Valiente Blamey

We travel with four actors to recreate and imagine episodes of the childhoods of three Chilean teachers: Baldomero Lillo, Gabriela Mistral, and Manuel Rojas, told with puppets and found-objects to create the world of the play. (Spanish)
Recommended for ages 4 and up

Cenicienta, Teatro Vivo and Glass Half Full Theatre (Austin, TX)
by Caroline Reck and Rupert Reyes
Directed by Caroline Reck

Cenicienta overcomes her stepfamily’s bullying on her own terms in this bilingual adaptation told through found-object puppetry. Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Recommended for ages 4 and up

Epic Tales from the Land of Melanin, FEMelanin Collective, (Chicago, IL, USA)
Originally devised by Guadalís Del Carmen, Mariana Green, Brandi Lee, Maya Mackrandilal, Enid Muñoz, Alyssa Vera Ramos, Deanalís Resto, Ana Velazquez, and Teresa Zorić with FEMelanin
Directed by Alyssa Vera Ramos

Based on histories of real-life women of color and non-Eurocentric fairytales, Epic Tales from the Land of Melanin is an imaginative adventure tale of three young warrior-explorers taking on the world. Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Recommended for ages 10 and up

Coatlicue 2.0: La diosa que vino del aire, TraZmallo Ixinti (México City, México)
by Daniel Loyola
Directed by Leonardo Villa

Through dance, music, mask and clown technique, we learn about how the Aztec world came to be, with legendary Aztec figures, such as Quetzalcoatl, Tezcatlipoca, and Coatlicue herself, the Aztec goddess who gave birth to the cosmos. Bilingual (Nahuatl/Spanish)
Recommended for ages 8 and up

Tomás and the Library Lady, Childsplay (Tempe, AZ, USA)
Book, Music, and Lyrics by José Cruz González
Music Arranged and Performed by Adam Jacobson
Directed by David Saar

When Tomás, the son of migrant workers, meets the “Library Lady,” she recognizes his love of stories and encourages him to become a reader. This play explores literacy, migration, and self-esteem, all through music and storytelling. Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Recommended for ages 5 and up

Adapted from the book “Tomás and the Library Lady” by Pat Mora, illustrated by Raul Colón. Published by Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc.


This project is made possible with the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, HowlRound Theatre Commons, Emerson College, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, Texas Performing Arts, Childrens Theatre Foundation of America, University of Texas Theatre and Dance, Center for Mexican American Studies, Texas Cultural Trust, Center for Educator Development in the Fine Arts, ZACH Theatre, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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