Atlantic Theater Company's LATINO MIXFEST, with Works by Raul Castillo & More, to Run 6/12-27
Atlantic Theater Company will present LATINO MIXFEST, a series of free readings that will run Thursday, June 12 - Friday, June 27 at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street).
In addition to LATINO MIXFEST, our residency program now welcomes Raul Castillo as our second playwright to join us for the remainder of this season. "Along with developing new work with Raul, we have invited Jose Rivera, Diane Rodriguez, and John Leguizamo for a series of workshops this summer," says Jaime Castaneda, curator of the festival and the company's Artistic Associate. "This year marks our fifth anniversary of engaging new work by Latino artists from across the country."
LATINO MIXFEST, along with all of Atlantic's new play development activities, is made possible with the support of the Time Warner Foundation. The commitment of Time Warner has been instrumental to this program since its inception, and the staff of the Atlantic acknowledges the company's leadership role in the program's continuation.
THE LAST BOOK OF HOMER by Jose Rivera
Thursday June 12th, 3pm
Numb Nuts is a screenwriter who gets his ass kidnapped by a drug cartel while shooting a movie in Mexico about the Trojan War. Battling their bad knees, beer bellies, cataracts, bad hearing, and bitter divisions of the past, his four brothers - ex-military guys nicknamed God, Buddha, Weasel, and Joseph Smith - come to Mexico for the rescue.
BETWEEN YOU, ME AND THE LAMPSHADE by Raul Castillo
Monday June 23rd, 4pm
The lives of a single mother and her teenage son are turned upside down one night when a wounded and desperate undocumented immigrant woman breaks into their trailer home in rural South Texas.
THE SWEETHEART DEAL by Diane Rodriguez
Tuesday June 24th, 3pm
1970. Mari and Will decide to leave their comfortable life behind to volunteer at El Malcriado, the underground newspaper covering the United Farm Workers struggle in Delano, CA. As the paper tries to keep up with the ongoing coverage and growing intensity of the farm workers movement, things become more volatile as Mari's brother drops into town.
PAIN IN THE AZTEC! A new musical by John Leguizamo & Stephen Chbosky
Friday June 27th, 2pm
A cowardly Aztec peasant learns to be brave and save what remains of the empire from the conquistadors by battling with his wits, rhymes, and randiness-thus gaining the respect of a warrioress he wants to crush with.