2018-2019 Season

 

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 Artwork by Manuel

Artwork by Manuel

Southern Methodist University and Latino Cultural Center legs of the Deferred Action tour co-presented with Ignite/Arts Dallas.

 

Regional premiere / Touring production commissioned by Ignite / Arts Dallas and Arts Emmerson

WET: A DACAmented journey

Written and Performed by Alex Alpharaoh
Directed By David Lozano

Theatre Too (Inside Theater Three): Sept. 20 – Sept. 30, 2018
University of North Texas: Sept. 21 – Sept. 23, 2017
Latino Cultural Center: Sept. 27– Sept. 29, 2017
Talento Bilingue de Houston: Oct. 5 - Oct. 7, 2017
 

WET: A DACAmented Journey, is the story of what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except for one: on paper. It chronicles the story of Anner Cividanis' Journey of living his whole life in the United States as an undocumented American. The play captures the desperation that DREAMers feel when considering the very limited options of adjustment of status, by being forced to navigate through a broken U.S. Immigration System. The play examines the mental, emotional, and psychological hardship one man has to endure in order to secure his livelihood in the only home he has known: Los Angeles.
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Performed in English with some Spanish. Contains mature themes including the use of drugs and strong language.

 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evenings at 8:00 PM
Sunday Matinees at 2:30 PM

As rousing, heart-wrenching drama punctuated with humor, pathos, and mysterious, soul-inspired revelations, Deferred Action makes a strong case for art’s capacity to move past reflecting life to inspiring its evolution—maybe even revolution?
— Alexandra Bonifield, American Theater Magazine
 
 Artwork by Manuel

Artwork by Manuel


Co-produced with

Tina’s Journey / El Viaje de Tina

By Berta Hiriart
Directed by

Original Music and Lyrics by
Danzas choreographed by

November 15 - December 2, 2018
Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak
Dallas, Texas 75204

Executive Artistic Director David Lozano, Artistic Ensemble Member Frida Espinosa-Müller, and Liz Magallanes will star in this world premiere about 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 in the tradition of Mump and Smoot and the Three Stooges. Cara Mía Theatre and Prism Movement Theater reunite for another co-production that will be sure to surprise and fill your bellies with laughter.

Performed without words. Appropriate for all ages.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evenings at 8:00 PM
Sunday Matinees at 2:30 PM

Think of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo from the famed sitcom I Love Lucy.... It is impossible to hold back the tears of laughter
— Teresa Marrero, TheaterJones.Com
 
 Artwork by Manuel

Artwork by Manuel

Bless Me ultima

By Rudolfo Anaya
Directed by David Lozano


February 15 - March 3, 2019
Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak
Dallas, Texas 75204

Ten-year-old María is having trouble in school, so her mom sends her to stay with her Coahuiltecan grandmother in distant Laredo for discipline and perspective. There, María is told an ancient story of young Yana Wana who followed a revered deer to find water to save her people. Yana Wana’s story exposes an amazing and unknown ancestral connection to the bluebonnet that gives María a renewed sense of self and family pride. You may have read one version in school; now we invite you to come see the legend through the eyes of Yana Wana in this world premiere. A beautiful, original play that illustrates the power of heritage and the value of one’s own story – especially one as ancient as the petroglyphs of Texas.

Performed in English. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evenings at 7:30 PM
Sunday Matinees at 2:30 PM

...it was called Home. There were no borders, just land. And right here on this land, what is now Texas and northern Mexico, there was a strong group of People….Coahuiltecan people, your ancestors
— Abuela, in Yana Wana's Legend of the Bluebonnet
 
 Artwork by Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo

Artwork by Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo

Teatro en fuga: A festival of New Works

By Cara Mía Theatre Co. Artistic Ensemble Members

April 12 – April 28, 2019
Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak
Dallas, Texas 75204

Where Earth Meets the Sky is an Indigenous Futurism / Sci-Fi performance on socialization and environmental destruction. Anghared262 is from Omnivessel, which left the earth in the year 2050.  She is sent to the once-dying Earth with a mission of scouting for food samples.  When she encounters Earthroot, she enters her ancestral past and questions her allegiance to Omnivessel.  Earthroot, a peaceful, global, matriarchy, must face the impending colonization as they lose two of their own to Anghared’s arrival.

The Creators are committed to creating spaces where Wombyn of Color imagine possible futures in collective. Where Earth Meets the Sky will become a part of a larger Transmedia Storytelling Project through future collaborations and a collective imagining where decolonization, healing, and a reclaiming of our ancestral knowledge is not only possible but intentionally created. Our goal is to bring together radical thinkers and artists towards creating a fictional narrative that spans over a thousand years in the history of Earth and creates a community engaged in resisting the violence and greed in our present dominating culture.

 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evenings at 8:00 PM
Sunday Matinees at 2:30 PM

The sophistication of the concepts at hand and the sheer beauty of the language in this play makes it worthy of the word ‘intelligent’... a piece devised among the predominantly female, multi-racial cast with much thought given to every detail of the plot, characters, and the production.
— Teresa Marrero, TheaterJones.com
 

In The Works: A New Play Development Reading Series

Attend the special readings below with a Flex, Single, Dual, or Gold Membership!

The Legend of the Bluebonnet
By Roxanne Schroeder-Arce and María F. Rocha
Directed by Robyn Flatt
October 21, 2017
Dallas Children’s Theater

Ten-year-old María is having trouble in school, so her mom sends her to stay with her Coahuiltecan grandmother in distant Laredo for discipline and perspective. There, María is told an ancient story of young Yana Wana who followed a revered deer to find water to save her people. Yana Wana’s story exposes an amazing and unknown ancestral connection to the bluebonnet that gives María a renewed sense of self and family pride. You may have read one version in school; now we invite you to come see the legend through the eyes of Yana Wana in this world premiere. A beautiful, original play that illustrates the power of heritage and the value of one’s own story – especially one as ancient as the petroglyphs of Texas.

Community Conversation to follow reading. Co-produced with Dallas Children's Theater.

Where Earth Meets the Sky
By Edyka Chilomé, Ariana Cook, and Vanessa Mercado Taylor
Directed by Vanessa Mercado Taylor
December 15 at 7:00 PM
December 16 at 7:00 PM
Latino Cultural Center

Where Earth Meets the Sky is an Indigenous Futurism / Sci-Fi performance on socialization and environmental destruction. Anghared262 is from Omnivessel, which left the earth in the year 2050.  She is sent to the once-dying Earth with a mission of scouting for food samples.  When she encounters Earthroot, she enters her ancestral past and questions her allegiance to Omnivessel.  Earthroot, a peaceful, global, matriarchy, must face the impending colonization as they lose two of their own to Anghared’s arrival.

The Creators are committed to creating spaces where Wombyn of Color imagine possible futures in collective. Where Earth Meets the Sky will become a part of a larger Transmedia Storytelling Project through future collaborations and a collective imagining where decolonization, healing, and a reclaiming of our ancestral knowledge is not only possible but intentionally created. Our goal is to bring together radical thinkers and artists towards creating a fictional narrative that spans over a thousand years in the history of Earth and creates a community engaged in resisting the violence and greed in our present dominating culture.

Crusade for Justice: The Corky Gonzales Story
By Tlaloc Rivas
Directed by David Lozano
March 17, 2017 -- New Summer Date To Be Announced Soon
Dallas Children’s Theater

This new play in progress by noted playwright and director Tlaloc Rivas is based on the life of poet/boxer/civil rights icon Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales who founded the Denver-based activist group, the Crusade for Justice, and was also a former 3rd-ranked fly weight boxer. His greatest contribution to social justice may have been his poem “I am Joaquin,” which re-expressed Chicano historical presence in the Southwest and challenged the hegemonic interpretation of Western expansion. More so for Mexican Americans interested in social justice and equality, the poem and Corky’s charismatic persona offered an identity of resistance, pride and cultural awareness. Tlaloc Rivas will explore the role of Gonzales as an influence on future Latino generations.

Crusade for Justice: The Corky Gonzales Story is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Su Teatro in Denver, Colorado, Cara Mía Theatre in Dallas, Texas, Borderlands in Tucson, Arizona and NPN. For more information: www.npnweb.org.