Teatro Vivo presents Verano en Vivo
Teatro Vivo presents Verano en Vivo, an intimate two-weekend bilingual showcase of compelling new works staged by Austin Latino theatre mainstays working alongside up-and-coming visionaries.
Hosted by the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, the company will stage Los Tequileros August 20 – 23, a featured drama written by Dolores J. Diaz and directed by Alexis Arredondo, followed on the second weekend, August 27-30, by Two Souls & a Promise and Crossing the Rio, two one-act comedies written by Teatro Vivo’s artistic director, Rupert Reyes and directed by up and coming Austin theatre and film artist, Rob Rowland. Los Tequileros is preceded by tequila tasting sponsored by Don Julio at 7 pm on August 20 and 21.
As Austin’s premier Latino theatre company, Teatro Vivo has crafted a unique theatre experience for this summer’s showcase. By combining the spontaneous energy of workshop-inspired performances with creative minimalist staging methods, the experience will highlight the vibrant characterization and provocative voices of these original scripts that delve into lost histories of the Prohibition era, star-crossed family legacies that float in a realm of magical realism, and the ever-evolving complexities of life and love on the border.