2015-2016 Season

 

NOW PLAYING!

“'Deferred Action' is a must-see"
~ Obed Manuel, Latina Lista

"witty, intelligent and heartfelt"  ...  "This play has muscle"
~Teresa Marrero, TheaterJones.com

 

"You can't stop watching"
~Mark Lowry, Fort Worth Star Telegram

"As rousing, heart-wrenching drama punctuated with humor, pathos, and mysterious, sou--inspired revelations, Deferred Action makes a strong case for the art's capacity to move past reflecting life to inspiring its evolution - maybe even revolution?"
~Alexandra Bonifield, American Theatre Magazine
 

Arturo Soria, Ivan Jasso, Chamblee Ferguson - Photo by Karen Almond

Arturo Soria, Ivan Jasso, Chamblee Ferguson - Photo by Karen Almond

 
Cast of Deferred Action - Photo by Karen Almond

Cast of Deferred Action - Photo by Karen Almond

The Dallas Theater Center and Cara Mía Theatre Co. present
The world premiere co-production of

Deferred Action

By David Lozano and Lee Trull
Directed by David Lozano

April 20 – May 14, 2016
Opening Night: April 29, 2015

The Reviews Are IN! Check them out HERE!

Wyly Theatre
2400 Flora St.
Dallas, Texas 75201

The world premiere of the Dallas Theater Center’s collaboration with Cara Mía Theatre Co., Deferred Action focuses on Javier Mejía, one of the immigrants known as Dreamers who arrived in the USA as an undocumented minor. Now, after years in the States, he finds himself caught in the tangle of existing immigration laws, new presidential policies and the harsh reality of living in the shadows, Javier is compelled to become a leading activist for the Dreamers’ cause and symbolizes the hope of millions. But when confronted by the daunting US political system. will  hope be snatched away? Can politicians who say they are the Dreamers’ friends be trusted? Deferred Action follows the lives, loopholes, and dangers of those who dare to dream.

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Available for areas 1 and 2 for performances April 21 - April 28. Exp. April 28.

 

Single Tickets to Deferred Action available through the AT&T Performing Arts Center: Box Office: 214.880.0202

Deferred Action Performance Dates & Times

Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 PM
Friday, April 22 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 23 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 24 at 2:00 PM
Sunday, April 24 at 7:30 PM
Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 PM
Friday, April 29 at 8:00 PM - Opening Night!
Saturday, April 30 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 1 at 2:00 PM
Sunday, May 1 at 7:30 PM
Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 PM
Friday, May 6 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 7 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 7 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 8 at 2:00 PM
Sunday, May 8 at 7:30 PM
Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 PM
Friday, May 13 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 14 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 PM

 

Check Out Articles about Deferred Action! Click HERE!

 

Past Performances From The 2015-2016 20th Anniversary Season


blu

by Virginia Grise
Directed By René Moreno

October 3 - October 18, 2015
Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak
Dallas, Texas 75204

Part spoken word, part hip hop, blu is an epic poem that unravels the story of a queer Xicana couple raising a family under the specter of gang warfare. As the hood pulses with music, poetry, sirens and helicopters, Soledad and her familia unearth their dreams and discover the collective mythology of the barrio.  When the children come of age and face their future, can they end the cycle of violence and "rewrite the myth”? Penned by Virgina Grise, a native Xicana from San Antonio, blu is the winner of the 2010 Yale Drama Series Award.  

blu contains adult language and content.

View Production Photos of blu HERE!

 

Check Out The Reviews Here!

 


Blood Wedding

Written by Federico García Lorca
Directed by David Lozano
Performed in English with some Spanish

November 21 – December 13, 2015
Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak
Dallas, Texas 75204

Cara Mía takes on this classic play by one of Spain's most beloved poets and playwrights, Federico García Lorca. When a young bride abandons her groom on their wedding day, she flees into the forest with another man while the groom and his family rush after them in hot pursuit. Performed mostly in English and partly in Lorca’s original Spanish, Cara Mía brings this surreal folk tale of desire and passion to life. You won’t want to miss this rare chance to see this classic performed by North Texas' premiere Latino theatre company.

Study Guides for Blood Wedding.

Gender 101 in Blood Wedding by Edyka Chilomé

Blood Wedding: A Study Guide by David Goodwin

View Production Photos of blood wedding HERE

Check Out The Reviews! Click HERE!

 

Teatro en fuga: A festival of new works

By Cara Mía Resident Ensemble Members

February 20 – March 5, 2016
Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak
Dallas, Texas 75204

Cara Mía produces a one of a kind festival in North Texas featuring new plays by members of Cara Mía’s resident ensemble. All plays are works in progress and will be presented for audiences as an opportunity to see Cara Mía develop new work from within its talented company and prepare for world premieres in future seasons, or a world premiere tour in the United States or abroad.

Study Guides for Teatro En Fuga

Where Earth Meets The Sky

Gog and Magog: Two Clowns Trapped In Hell

Yo Soy Joaquin / I Am Joaquin

View Production Photos of TEATRO EN FUGA HERE

Check Out The Reviews! Click HERE!

 

Where Earth Meets the Sky
By Edyka Chilomé, Ariana Cook, and Vanessa Mercado Taylor
Directed by Ariana Cook

After 1200 years of roaming the galaxy the remnant survivors of the dying Earth discover that their nutritional generators are failing. Though the Earth has long been considered uninhabitable due to the climate change and nuclear war of generations past, their final option is to return in hopes the Earth has become viable again. When Anghared262 crash lands on Earth with a mission of scouting for food samples, she not only stumbles upon thriving renewed nature, but peaceful people called Earthroots. On this new Earth, she encounters advanced organic technology, non-gender conforming ‘Two-Spirits’, and a new matriarchal, non-hierarchical counsel. Through this, she re-contextualizes history, her new identity and the choice she has to make about her mission and the impending colonization.

Gog and Magog: Two Clowns Trapped in Hell
By Jeffrey Colangelo and Hope Endrenyi
Directed by Jeffrey Colangelo

Gog and Magog are two clowns trapped in hell’s kitchen and their only hope of escape is cooking the perfect meal for God. Though Gog and Magog are best friends, they are terrible cooks. Their friendship is tested along with their culinary skills in this wordless comedy presented by Cara Mía Theatre Co.’s Teatro En Fuga in association with Prism Co. Gog and Magog: Two Clowns Trapped in Hell features an original musical score played live by Trey Pendergrass. 

I Am Joaquin / Yo Soy Joaquin
By Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales
Performed by Rodney Garza                                                        Directed by Rodney Garza and Mark Pearson

Writer, director and actor Rodney Garza stages Rodolfo Gonzales’ famous epic poem Yo Soy Joaquin. Primarily associated with the 1960’s Chicano movement, Yo Soy Joaquin describes the modern dilemma of Chicano’s trying to assimilate to American society while preserving their identity and culture for future generations. Performed in English with Spanish, Garza and co-director Mark Pearson add multi-media elements to bring this modern classic to life.