Enfrascada, by Tanya Saracho
Directed by Claudia M. Chávez
September 7-24, 2017
When her world is suddenly turned upside down, Alicia is devastated beyond belief. Fortunately, her friends are there to help – by any means necessary. Together they seek the guidance of “señoras” and a little magic to help her heal and make things how they used to be. With an all-women ensemble, this touching comedy about a group of modern-day Latinas explores the magic of friendship. Contains adult language.
A Día de los Muertos Celebration
November 3-4, 2017
Join us for a weekend of celebrating life. This event is free to the public, and will help us appreciate and learn about the various traditions to celebrate Día de los Muertos. This fun and interactive event will help us reconnect with our ancestry, while honoring the lives and memories of our loved ones. The event will conclude with a variety of performances by Teatro Vivo artists and guests.
December 7-17, 2017
The Austin tradition continues…
The traditional holiday favorite is back in this contemporary adaptation. “La Pastorela” follows a group of pastores (shepherds) traveling to Bethlehem. Along the way, the pastores encounter devils who try to stop them, while angels intercede on their behalf. This classic battle between good and evil is woven with current events and social issues that are important to the Austin community. With humor and music, “La Pastorela” is sure to be a fun experience for the entire family.
Las Aventuras de Enoughie:
Un Cuento de Kindness
Written and Directed by Caroline Reck
January 16-February 23, 2018
Enoughie is different from the other kids at school, with his furry blue face and puffy antennae, so he doesn’t always feel like he fits in with everyone else. One day, Enoughie takes an incredible journey to figure out who he is and how he does belong. Along the way, he learns the power of kindness and how our differences should be embraced. This bilingual puppet production will be presented in collaboration with ZACH Theatre, Glass Half Full Theatre, and The Kindness Campaign. Ages 4 and up.
Austin Latino New Play Festival
In Collaboration with ScriptWorks
April 19-21, 2018
The eighth annual Austin Latino New Play Festival unites playwrights and audience members in conversation surrounding new theatre works that provide insight into the Latino experience. The invited playwrights will team up with local artists to develop their play and prepare for a public staged reading. After each reading, the audience participates in a talkback session, providing valuable feedback to help the playwright continue to develop the work.