2017-2018 Season

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.

Siempre Vivos
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.

La Pastorela
Directed by Alexis A. Arredondo
Music by Clemencia Zapata
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 live 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 knows what it’s like to be different from other kids.  He’s got a blue furry face and a magical antennae. So when his new friends Esme and Hector get into an argument over their differences, Enoughie uses his magical antennae to help them resolve their disagreement and learn to empathize, trust, work together, and believe in themselves.  This bilingual puppet production will be presented in collaboration with Teatro Vivo, ZACH Theatre, Glass Half Full Theatre, and The Kindness Campaign. Ages 5 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.

Sangre de un Ángel
by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce
Directed by Si Mon’ Emmett
June 1-2, 2018

Despite the efforts of his loving and supportive family, Ángel seeks the approval of his troubled friends and their crew. Eventually, Ángel begins to open up to his family, but trouble follows him home when angry young men come looking for him.
Sangre de un Ángel  is inspired by the true story of Adam L. Chapa Sr., who was shot in his driveway in East Austin on March 25, 1998. It is presented at the A.B. Cantú Panamerican Recreation Center, in Chapa’s neighborhood.
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