Real Women Have Curves
by Teatro Vivo

Jun. 11 (2018)

While they work in a tiny sewing factory, a group of women talk about their husbands and lovers, their children, and their dreams for the future. Ana, the youngest among them, just graduated from high school and dreams of getting out of the barrio, going off to college, and becoming a famous writer. Although she needs the money, Ana doesn’t like working at the factory and has little respect for her coworkers, who make fun of her. But she keeps going to work and slowly gains an understanding and appreciation of the work and the women. From the perspective of the Latina immigrant experience, this story celebrates real women, their power, and the incredible bond that happens when women work together.

Teatro Vivo Seeking Performers for Real Women Have Curves by Josefina López

Teatro Vivo is seeking five women for Real Women Have Curves, directed by Claudia M. Chávez. Actresses should prepare a monologue approximately 1-2 minutes in length. You may also be asked to do a cold read of scenes from the play.


Ana – 18, Carmen’s daughter and Estela’s sister. A recent high school graduate who wants to go to college but is stuck in the factory helping her sister.
Estela – 34, Owner of “Garcia’s Sewing Factory,” she is a hopeless romantic at heart, and a hard worker.
Carmen – 50, Mother of Estela and Ana, she has a talent for gossip and storytelling.
Pancha – 32, She is very mellow in her ways, but quick with her tongue. Very catholic and traditional at times.
Rosalí – 29, Sweet and easy-going, but has a secret and is insecure about her sex appeal.

Please bring a headshot or photo and a resume (optional).


June 11, 2018
7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Possible callbacks on June 13, 2018

Emma S. Barrientos – Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street, Austin, Texas

Auditions are by appointment only. Please email with a couple of preferred times to arrange an audition. Please let us know if you are interested but unavailable for these dates.

Production Schedule:

July 2- August 1
Monday through Thursday, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

August 2-19, 2018
Thursdays-Saturdays 8:00 PM
Sundays 2:00 PM

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.