2014 – 2015 Season

Verano en Vivo  August 20 – 30 2015

Th – Sat 8 pm Sun matinee 2 pm

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Verano en Vivo August 20 – 30 Two weekends

Los Tequileros Aug. 20-23
Two Souls and a Promise and Crossing the Rio Aug 27-30
All performances are Thurs – Sat 8 pm Sunday 2 pm

Teatro Vivo will present Verano en Vivo, an intimate 2-weekend bilingual showcase of compelling new works staged by Austin Latino theatre mainstays working alongside up-and-coming visionaries.

Hosted by the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, the company will stage Los Tequileros August 20th – 23rd, a featured drama written by Dolores J. Diaz and directed by Alexis Arredondo, followed on the second weekend, August 27th-30th by 2 Souls & a Promise and Crossing the Rio, two one-act comedies written by Teatro Vivo’s artistic director, Rupert Reyes and directed by up and coming Austin theatre and film artist, Rob Rowland . As Austin’s premier Latino theatre company, Teatro Vivo has crafted a unique theatre experience for this summer’s showcase. By combining the spontaneous energy of workshop-inspired performances with creative minimalist staging methods, the experience will highlight the vibrant characterization and provocative voices of these original scripts that delve into lost histories of the Prohibition era, star-crossed family legacies that float in a realm of magical realism, and the ever-evolving complexities of life and love on the border. The company’s mission to empower emerging voices in Austin’s theatre scene will resonate onstage as these compelling new works open our minds and refresh our imaginations in the midst of our mighty Texas summer.

Tickets
$10 – students/seniors/teachers/artists
$15 regular general admission
$20 reserved seating

EACH Thursday is “pay what you wish” for everyone at the theater only an hour before show time.Verano en Vivo August 20 – 30 Two weekends

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All performances at Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center 600 River St., Austin TX 78701 except the production of Cenicienta at Zach Whisenhut Theatre 1510 Toomey Rd, Austin, TX 78704

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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

Performances are February 5 – 21 Thurs – Sat. 8pm and February 8 and 15 Sunday 2pm
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street Austin TX 78701
Free parking is available to audience members.

Tickets $20 – $14. Tickets are available online at http://panza.bpt.me or you may purchase at the theatre starting 30 min before the performance time. Thursdays are “pay what you wish” only at the theatre box office beginning 30 minutes before show time.

Panzas! Women – even wise Latinas – are obsessed about it. Some make their peace with it, while others just suck it in. While nutritionists and politicians alike weigh in on the imperious, impossible, belly or panza, as it is tenderly known in Spanish, Chicana playwrights and cultural workers Virginia Grise and Irma Mayorga have something to say about its power for emotional and political liberation.
The Panza Monologues is an original performance piece based on women’s stories about their panzas. Tu sabes – that roll of belly we all try to hide. Conceived from kitchen table conversations and chisme and compiled from interviews of Chicanas of all ages, places, and spaces, these stories create a quilt of poignancy, humor, and revelation. Performed in monologue format and riffing on Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues, The Panza Monologues boldly places the panza front and center as a symbol that reveals the lurking truths about women’s thoughts, lives, loves, abuses, and lived conditions. It boldly interconnects women’s health, their body image, and social justice issues. The production has received critical acclaim in front of standing-room audiences who laugh, cry, and scream in panza-truth-telling solidarity.Austin theatre artists, Florinda Bryant and Deanna Deolloz, direct the production. Both are also performers in the production along with Eva Mc Quade.
Mature topics. Recommended for ages 13 yrs and older. Parental discretion advised.

For more information on Teatro Vivo visit our web site teatrovivo.org.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/teatrovivoaustintx
Twitter – @teatrovivotx
For more information on the playwrights and the publication of the Panza Monologues visit Panzamonologues.com

This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

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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 – Sat. 8pm Sunday 2pm

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street Austin TX 78701

A pass for free parking is available to audience members.

Tickets $20 – $14. Tickets are available online at http://ayeno.bpt.me

or at the theatre 1 hour before the performance time.

Thursdays are “pay what you wish” at the box office the day of the performance.

Aye, No! is a bilingual comedy that sincerely addresses sexual identity. The play takes place in a small Texas border town. Alicia is coming home from college with a “friend” for her family to meet. The trouble begins when her loving abuelita (grandma) and well-intentioned nosey tías (aunts) assume that Alicia is bringing home a boyfriend or fiancé. Aye, No! What her loving familia doesn’t know is that she s bringing home her girlfriend, Kathy. Alicia does really want to secure her family’s acceptance and turns to her three fabulous fairy-drag-queen friends for guidance. What happens? How about some powerful curanderismo magic that will cure her of the “gay”? Aye, No!

The playwright, Liz Coronado Castillo, identifies herself as a Chicana theatre artist, lesbian and educator. She strives to bring to the stage the stories and characters that filled her own childhood and that surround her today. She views theatre as a social, political, and cultural platform and a space where audiences can dive into critical issues such as race, sexuality, class, ethnicity and the area in which they all intersect. The border and the intricacies of living in two different worlds at once inspire her work. She is the resident playwright at Sul Ross University in Alpine TX.

The cast for this production includes, Patricia Eakin, Martinique Duchene, Leah Luna,

Eva McQuade, Lori Navarrete and Jesus Valles-Morales. Very special guest performers joining the cast as the three fairy drag queens include Austin’s finest drag queen performance artists, Kelly Kline, Gemini Dai and Althea Trix.

For more information on Teatro Vivo visit our web site teatrovivo.org .

This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

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