Sunday, February 5, 2012

Teatro Vivo Auditions!

Check it out!  I'll be directing Guapa by Caridad Svich!

Teatro Vivo announces
The Austin Latino New Play Festival 2012 * April 5 – 7, 2012

Actor Auditions for the Festival: February 15 and 16, 2012 6pm - 9pm
Audition Location: Community Engagement Center 
1009 E. 11th Austin 78702 

The Auditions!
February 15 and 16 6pm - 9pm at Community Engagement Center 1009 E. 11th Austin 78702

Parts are available for men and women ages 18-80+. Knowledge of Spanish for some roles is a plus but not required. Actors should prepare a comedic and a dramatic monologue. Each monologue should be 1- 2 min. in length

Auditions are by appointment only.
Email JoAnn at or call 512 413-6791.
Upon request a preview script of each production can be emailed prior the audition.

The Festival!
April 5 -7 8pm at The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

Teatro Vivo in conjunction with the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center and ScriptWorks will present the Austin Latino New Play Festival April 5 – 7, 2012. This second annual festival will showcase staged readings of three new plays (one per evening).

The plays selected this year from submissions are Guapa by Caridad Svich, Cura by Raul Garza and Rosalia by Arthur Marroquin

The Rehearsal!
Saturday March 24, 12 noon – 4pm,
Monday – Thursday March 26 – March 29, 6–9 pm
Monday – Wednesday April 2 – 4, 6 – 9 pm

Other Important Info for Actors!
The Austin Latino New Play Festival will take place at the MACC. Each play will be presented in a workshop production format. This format is much more active and rehearsed than a regular play reading. The three separate casts of each production will have a 2-week rehearsal period with a director and work in conjunction with the playwright and dramaturg to develop the workshop production. There is a $100 stipend for actors selected. Actors selected for this project will be considered for Teatro Vivo’s future main stage productions.


WHEN: February 22, 2012 8:00 pm 
WHERE: ND @501 Studios (501 I-35, entrance on Brushy between 5th and 6th street)

It's back. 60 performances in 60 minutes.

Get your Fusebox motor running at this special event to benefit the 2012 Fusebox Festival. 60 of Austins finest performers, musicians, visual artists, filmmakers, thinkers, and community leaders (including Natalie Goodnow!) will line up to perform sixty solo pieces in 60 minutes.

This rip roaring event is crucial for funding our festival. We would love to have you join us. Be among the first to hear the festival line-up, get festival guides, and purchase discounted passes. Our hosts for this raucous event are none other than Jason Newman and Westen Borghesi.

More awesomeness:
Raffle to win a trip to Portland, OR with Ron Berry for TBA 2012
Silent auction curated by the masterful fellas from Rubber Repertory
Food/Drink specials, prize drawings, and other surprises
60-in-60 includes admission to after-party with surprise guest performance
Doors open at 7pm, VIP event begins at 6:30pm.

Be a Digestible Feats VIP:
Digestible Feats VIPs will receive a special, intimate, pre-party experience featuring 60 single serving appetizers and 60 single serving beverages curated by the Fusebox Digestible Feats Staff, and a presentation by Matt & Josh from Rubber Rep detailing the exciting adventures up for bid int eh silent Auction. There are 3,600 possible food/beverage pairings and you cannot eat/drink the same thing twice. Capacity is limited to only 20 VIPs.


appearing in a Performance Reading of "Digging Up the Dirt" by CherrĂ­e Moraga

 ProArts Collective along with its partners Austin Community College's Department of Arts and Humanities, the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, University of Texas' Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and Teatro Vivo present a staged reading of Cherrie Moraga's "Digging up the Dirt"; directed by Austin based playwright and director Amparo Garcia Crow.

Join us for the reading and post performance talk with the acclaimed poet, playwright, essayist on Saturday, February 11, 2:00pm at Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street, Austin, TX  78701.

Admission is free with donation of a non perishable item.  

The story takes place, as Moraga writes, "inside the poet's head, somewhere in the fragmented Chicano nation of Atzlan."  Here, as in most Moraga plays, the playwright  uses the imagined landscape of the Southwest to poignantly explore Chicana lives.  And, as in most Moraga plays, such depictions give all of us pause - regardless of race or gender or sexuality.  This is especially the case in "Digging up the Dirt" where the plot thematically interweaves two murder stories.  One is the tale of "Sirena Cantante's" murderer, "Zanzibar", serving a life sentence, while engaging in lesbian romances and being mercilessly visited by the probing "Poet".  The second is an intimate account of the muder of "Amada", a Chicana lesbian killed by the hand of her own son.
"A writer will write with or without a movement; but at the same time, for Chicano, lesbian, gay and feminist writers-anybody writing against the grain of Anglo misogynist culture-political movements are what have allowed our writing to surface from the secret places in our notebooks into the public sphere." -- Cherrie Moraga