San Diego Repertory Theatre and Amigos Del Rep Announces the San Diego Rep Latinx New Play Festival
San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) and Amigos del REP announced today the lineup for the Third Annual San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival at the Lyceum Space Theatre, August 30 to September 1, 2019.
Amigos del REP is a theatre advocacy council of community members and artists who promote Hispanic/Latino/Chicano theatre at San Diego REP. The San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival is a celebration of engaging, dynamic and enlightening new plays by Latinx playwrights from across the United States. Submissions were accepted from Latinx playwrights representing an array of genres, styles and experiences highlighted by both emerging and veteran playwrights.
"San Diego REP has long been a leader in championing Latinx stories, having produced more than 50 productions of work by Latinx writers since 1988," stated Sam Woodhouse, Artistic Director of San Diego Repertory Theatre. "Our Latinx New Play Festival, proud to be on stage for the third year, is a major step forward in our commitment to develop and showcase new plays by Latinx writers. We look forward to sharing the innovative work of five Latinx playwrights on Labor Day Weekend."
The selection process was highly competitive with only four plays out of 93 submissions chosen for the festival. While there were numerous new plays worthy to be named to the festival's roster, the selection committee based its decision on works that most closely support San Diego Repertory Theatre's mission to generate and sustain a more inclusive community through artistic endeavors that further progressive political and social values and celebrate the multiple voices of the region.
"The plays selected for the festival represent some of the most exciting scripts currently being written in the U.S. today," stated Patrice Amon, San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival Producer. "The festival readings will feature stories that demonstrate the breadth of Latinidad. We will be sharing stories about gender, humor, class, Afro-Latinx perspectives and LGBT communities."
Friday, August 30th
7:00pm Gallery Walk
7:30pm DREAM HOU$E by Eliana Pipes
9:00pm Opening Reception
Saturday, August 31st
12:00pm Designer Showcase
1:00pm To Saints and Stars by Jordan Ramirez Puckett
3:00pm Sin Fronteras Writers' Group Sharing
4:00pm Aztec Pirates and the Insignificance of Life on Mars by David Davila
6:30pm 57 Chevy VIP Festival Pass Reception
7:00pm 57 Chevy by Cris Franco, directed by Valerie Dunlap, starring Ric Salinas
8:30pm Festival Party
Sunday, September 1st
11:00am Calaca Flaca Puppet Show
12:00pm Lily Padilla Sneak Peek
1:00pm Historical Context Panel
2:00pm Laughs in Spanish by Alexis Scheer
4:00pm Closing Toast
Advanced reserved tickets are available with suggested donations:
Single reading: $10
57 Chevy single ticket: $20
Festival pass: $30
Amigos del REP is a theatre advocacy council of community members and artists who promote Hispanic/Latino/Chicano theatre at San Diego Repertory Theatre. The council hosts the annual San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival, Historias Tenebrosas cultural celebrations and staged readings of plays by Latinx playwrights. Amigos del REP creates opportunities for Latinx playwrights, directors, actors, stage managers and designers.
San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) produces intimate, exotic, provocative theatre. Founded in 1976, San Diego Repertory Theatre is downtown San Diego's resident theatre, promoting a more inclusive community through work that nourishes progressive political and social values and celebrates the multiple voices of our region. The company produces and hosts over 550 events and performances year-round on its three stages at the Lyceum Theatre.
Since moving to the Lyceum, The REP has produced 54 main stage productions by Latinx playwrights, and more than 45 world premieres. The company has received more than 200 awards for artistic excellence from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle, Patté Theatre Awards, NAACP, Backstage West, Dramalogue and StageSceneLA. San Diego Repertory Theatre feeds the curious soul. To learn more about San Diego Repertory Theatre, to purchase tickets, or make a donation, visit www.sdrep.org. Join us on Facebook (@SanDiegoREP) and follow us on Twitter (@SanDiegoREP).