Ruben Carrazana: "The company has grown tremendously...the mission has expanded...venturing into new and exciting territory...we've begun to challenge ourselves and our audiences even more."
Ivan Jasso: "Ensemble includes artists from different backgrounds and cultures...no longer focused on one specific culture...producing more complex, text based work while still maintaining explorative, movement based roots...I have had more artistic opportunities to grow as an actor and feel challenged to work harder."
Frida Espinosa-Müller: "Cara Mia works for people that NEED Latino art and culture on a very deep level."
Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso: "The ensemble has grown...I have been challenged more as an artist and allowed opportunities to stretch my abilities."
Bella: How would you like to see Cara Mia evolve in the future?
Linda Blase: "We might try to develop an advisory board consisting of experienced theatre artists and administrators."
Ruben Carrazana: "Continue growing and forming new relationships with local and national artists and organizations."
Ivan Jasso: "Become more connected even more statewide, nationally and possibly internationally."
Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso: "More text based plays...allow for more opportunities for our ensemble to showcase our talents."
Wow! What thoughtful interview answers! It certainly appears that Cara Mia Theatre Co. is viewed by the Resident Artistic Ensemble as a challenging theatre company, and one which is unique, rewarding and fills a gap in Dallas theatre. There is more work to be done, for sure, but the work of this company has unquestionably grown and can grow to even more heights if given the right opportunities. I sure would like to get David's take on all this, but I'll catch up with him next week when I interview some board members to get their takes on the "business end"... So, stay tuned!