2018-2019 Season

 

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 Artwork by Manuel Herrera / allo creative

Artwork by Manuel Herrera / allo creative

Producing Sponsors for WET: A DACAmented Journey: Mercado Artesanal and The Latino Center for Leadership Development

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National Tour co-produced with Ignite/Arts Dallas

WET: A DACAmented journey

Written and Performed by Alex Alpharaoh

Theatre Too (Inside Theater Three): Sept. 20 – Sept. 30, 2018
Teatro Vivo (Austin, TX): Oct. 4 – 7, 2018
Destinos Latino Theatre Festival (Chicago, IL): Oct. 11 – 14, 2018
St. Joseph’s University (West Hartford, CT): Oct. 18 – 20, 2018
Texas Theater (Oak Cliff Dallas, TX): Oct. 24- ONE NIGHT ONLY
University of North Texas (Denton, TX): Oct. 30, Nov. 1 - Nov. 3, 2018
Arts Emerson (Boston, MA): Nov. 8 – 25, 2018

WET: A DACAmented Journey is a true story of what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except one: on paper. Written and performed by Alex Alpharaoh, this show chronicles his ongoing struggles and fight to remain in the only home he has ever known, the United States. WET captures one man’s relentless journey toward becoming a documented citizen.

Strong language. Performed in English.

Theatre Too is not wheelchair accessible.

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

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The touring version of WET: A DACAmented Journey is co-commissioned by Cara Mía Theatre, Ignite/Arts Dallas and ArtsEmerson.

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 Artwork by Manuel Herrera / allo creative

Artwork by Manuel Herrera / allo creative

Producing Sponsor for Tina's Journey: Mercado Artesanal

 
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Co-produced with the Laboratorio de la Máscara (Mask Laboratory) from Mexico City

Tina’s Journey / El Viaje de Tina

By Berta Hiriart
Directed by Alicia Martínez Álvarez

November 15 - December 2, 2018
OPENING NIGHT: November 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak
Dallas, Texas 75204

Tina’s Journey is about a young girl, her family and her ancestors who hope to cross the U.S.-Mexico border before the Day of the Dead holidays. For safe-keeping, Tina takes a piece of her native land in her pocket and her personal history in her heart. She also leaves a trail of marigolds for her ancestors to safely follow her family across the border. However, Tina’s new reality in the United States makes her ill to the edge of death. She believes that her past has abandoned her but her eldest ancestor helps her understand that the coexistence of the two cultures will form part of her new identity.

Performed in contemporary and Mexican folk masks, Tina’s Journey is a visually stunning, whimsical yet heartfelt production that is a treasure for all ages. Originally created for families and young audiences, Tina’s Journey is also a joyful and accessible way for young people to learn about the migration of children into the United States.

Appropriate for all ages. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles.

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

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Co-produced with the Laboratorio de la Mascara (Mask Laboratory) from Mexico City

 
 Artwork by Manuel Herrera / allo creative

Artwork by Manuel Herrera / allo creative

Dallas Premiere

Bless Me, ultima

By Rudolfo Anaya
Directed by David Lozano


February 15 - March 3, 2019
OPENING NIGHT: September 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak
Dallas, Texas 75204

Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima enters his life. She is a curandera, one who heals with herbs and magic. 'We cannot let her live her last days in loneliness,' says Antonio's mother. 'It is not the way of our people,' agrees his father. Ultima comes to live with Antonio's family in New Mexico and graces him with the courage to face the challenges of childhood. Under Ultima’s guidance, Tony will probe the family ties that bind him, and he will find in himself the magical secrets of his ancestors. Based on the award-winning Chicano novel by Rudolfo Anaya, Bless Me, Ultima is a story about faith, healing and community reflective of Mexican-American cultures throughout the southwest United States.

Performed in English. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

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

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 Artwork by Manuel Herrera / allo creative

Artwork by Manuel Herrera / allo creative

This festival was made possible, in part, by the
Jean Baptiste (Tad) Adoue III Fund of The Dallas Foundation

 
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Teatro en fuga: A festival of New Works

By Cara Mía Theatre Co. Artistic Ensemble Members

April 12 – April 28, 2019
OPENING NIGHT: April 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak
Dallas, Texas 75204

Teatro En Fuga returns for 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 as an opportunity to see Cara Mía develop new work from within its company for world premiere productions in future seasons. Titles TBA.

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

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In The Works: A New Play Development Reading Series

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

A collaboration with the Sol Project from New York, NY
Don't Eat The Mangos
By Ricardo Pérez González
December 2018

Don’t Eat The Mangos tells the story of three sisters living outside of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The sisters are faced with the daunting task of caring for their cancer-stricken Mami and their wheelchair-bound Papi. Despite being paralyzed, Papi still rules his family through fear, intimidation and the ringing of a small bell. Family secrets surface, relationships are tested and the sisters are forced to contend with a legacy of trauma.
Adult themes

Grandma's Empanadas
By KJ Sanchez
May 2019

What does home mean? What does family look like? How do we keep our culture’s history, stories, and traditions alive? With equal helpings of heart and joy, Grandma’s Empanadas is a new play exploring a community’s heritage and identity through music, food and personal narratives. Grandma's Empanadas was commissioned by Milwaukee Repertory Theater.

Pilgrimage
By Ariana Cook
June 2019

 Single white mother to two mixed-race teenagers, Caroline is overwhelmed . Her children grow more distant by the day with her son’s constant absence from home to ‘chill’ with friends and her daughter’s further retreat into herself, talking less and less. After her daughter’s attempted suicide and with years of no word from her children’s father, she calls her estranged black mother-in-law for help. Grandma Reese’s arrival brings tension and the unraveling of a secret family history. Pilgrimage shines a light on the complicated politics of identities and families of mixed race.
Strong Language