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In The Works: A New Play Development Reading Series

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Grandma's Empanadas
By KJ Sanchez
June 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.

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.
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Past ProductionS of the 2018-2019 Season

2018-2019 Season

We are speaking from the heart of our contemporary Latino experience with our 18-19 Season
— David Lozano, Executive Artistic Director
Artwork by Manuel Herrera / allo creative

Artwork by Manuel Herrera / allo creative

Producing Sponsors for WET: A DACAmented Journey: Mercado369 and The Latino Center for Leadership Development


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.

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

Artwork by Manuel Herrera / allo creative

Artwork by Manuel Herrera / allo creative

Cara Mía Theatre Co. & The Laboratorio de la Máscara from Mexico City present an international co-production

Tina’s Journey / El Viaje de Tina

By Berta Hiriart
Music by Eugenio Toussaint
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

Producing Sponsor for Tina's Journey: Mercado 369

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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: February 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 with some Spanish. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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

Artwork by Manuel Herrera / allo creative

Artwork by Manuel Herrera / allo creative

2019 Teatro En Fuga: A Festival of New Works Titles

Apu: Mountain God
Written and Directed by Jeffrey Colangelo

Based on a Peruvian myth, Apu: Mountain God tells the story of a lonely mountain giant who falls in love with a paper town and in the process, accidentally destroys it. This fairytale-come-to-life, will take audiences members through the journey of coming together to rebuild the town while reflecting on what it means to embrace otherness. Cara Mía Theatre in association with Prism Movement Theater, present this fantastical journey of acceptance that defies all constructs of love. Apu: Mountain God features an original musical score by Peruvian musician and composer, Fabricio CF.
Disclaimer: This production has a brief moment of sexual intimacy.

URSULA o dejarse ir en el viento
(URSULA or letting yourself go with the wind)
Written and Directed by Frida Espinosa-Müller
URSULA o dejarse ir en el viento (URSULA or letting yourself go with the wind) tells the journey of Nadia, a 7 year-old, separated from her mother after seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border. As Nadia waits for her asylum to be processed, she reflects on the difficulties she is leaving behind in Honduras and the new reality she is facing.  Live, original music from Armando Monsivais will take audiences into Nadia’s mind as she tries to make sense of all that is happening around her.

El Malcriado
Written and Directed by David Lozano
Loosely based on Cesar Chavez’s early years as an organizer, El Malcriado puts a microscope to the life of the civil rights legend.

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.

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

Festival Pass
See all 3 workshops for one low price! This pass allows you to come two evenings so you can catch all the performances! Buy now and choose your dates later!

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



Friday, April 12 at 8:00 PM – (Preview) URSULA / El Malcriado
Saturday, April 13 at 8:00PM – (Opening Night) Apu: Mountain God
Sunday, April 14 at 2:30 PM – Apu: Mountain God
Thursday, April 18 at 8:00 PM – (Discount Night) URSULA / El Malcriado
Friday, April 19 at 8:00 PM – Apu: Mountain God
Saturday, April 20 at 8:00PM – URSULA / El Malcriado
Sunday, April 21 at 2:30 PM – URSULA / El Malcriado
Thursday, April 25 at 8:00 PM – (Discount Night) Apu: Mountain God
Friday, April 26 at 8:00 PM – URSULA / El Malcriado
Saturday, April 27 at 8:00PM – URSULA / El Malcriado
Sunday, April 28 at 2:30 PM – Apu: Mountain God

In The Works: A New Play Development Reading Series

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