New Plays from Cara Mía Theatre Hit Center-Stage in April Festival
Cara Mía Theatre continues its tradition of creating new and experimental plays that reflect the Latinx experience through Teatro En Fuga: A Festival of New Works (April 12- April 28, 2019). This one-of-a-kind festival in North Texas features new plays by members of Cara Mía's resident artistic ensemble. All plays are works in progress and allow audience members to experience the development of new work for potential world premiere productions in future seasons.
"This year's Teatro En Fuga will capture audiences' imaginations," says Executive Artistic Director David Lozano. "When I joined Cara Mía, I was given the keys to create new plays with tremendous freedom. Through Teatro En Fuga, we are providing our resident artistic ensemble members with similar opportunities. This year, our company members are telling culturally specific Latinx stores from bold and unique perspectives. I can't wait to share what we come up with when our artists have no bounds."
Managing Director Ariana Cook adds, "As an aspiring playwright and co-writer for Where Earth Meets The Sky, Teatro En Fuga provided resources and support to test our work with audiences, designers, actors and mentors. The experience not only led to the world premiere of our show, but gave me confidence to continue writing and creating. Having the support and validation was an invaluable experience that has developed my artistic voice. The festival is an amazing opportunity that would otherwise be a scarcity for budding artists."
Performances will take place at the Latino Cultural Centre.
Festival Passes and indivual tickets are now available!
Festival Pass: $25
General Admission: $15
Thursday Discount Nights: $13
Preview Night: $10
This festival was made possible, in part, by the Jean Baptiste (Tad) Adoue III Fund of The Dallas Foundation
How/Where to Buy Tickets:
By Phone: 214.516.0706
Or Day-of-Show: Latino Cultural Center 2600 Live Oak Dallas, Texas 72504
Please note: The Box Office opens one hour before show time on performance days and remains open through intermission.
2019 Teatro En Fuga: A Festival of New Works Productions:
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 fairy tale-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, presents 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.
URSULA o dejarse ir en el viento
(URSULA or letting yourself go with the wind)
Written, Directed and Performed 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 mother's asylum to be processed, she remembers 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. This bilingual production will offer subtitles for audience members.
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.
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
ABOUT CARA MÍA THEATRE
Cara Mía Theatre inspires and engages people to uplift their communities through transformative Latinx theatre, multicultural youth arts experiences and community action. In 1996, co-founder Eliberto Gonzalez founded Cara Mía Theatre because he believed that Chicano literature and its writers ought to be more accessible to the general public. With Adelina Anthony, Gonzalez started the company as a vehicle to bring the Mexican-American experience to Dallas stages. The cultural breadth of CMTC's plays has since expanded and the company's artistic approach has simultaneously evolved, especially since the arrival of current Executive Artistic Director David Lozano in 2002. To expand the company's reach to non-theatre going Latinos, Lozano chose to focus on creating new bilingual plays that were both topical and theatrically unique. Trained in physical theatre, Lozano formed a resident artistic ensemble that devised new works in the form of clown and mask performance, poetic movement and topical, issue-driven plays to speak to the experiences of the local Latinos. Today, CMTC boasts of a resident artistic ensemble that creates new works and also produces classic and new plays by the most acclaimed Latinx playwrights in the nation.
Cara Mía Theatre is sponsored by the Law Offices of Domingo Garcia, Mercado369, Latino Center for Leadership Development, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Ignite/Arts Dallas, Performing Arts Endowment Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas, TACA, Embrey Family Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, The Shubert Foundation, the Jean Baptiste (Tad) Adoue III Fund of The Dallas Foundation, Melinda D. and Jim A. Johnson, the Hillcrest Foundation, Sammons Center for the Arts, and the Latino Cultural Center.