Productions at Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

Nov. 14 - Nov. 24
Th-Sun
Austin
A Latino Veteran Story by Teatro Vivo

A Latino Veteran Story
by Teatro Vivo

In collaboration with Teatro Vivo, Thinkery & Verse is co-producing a Latino veteran story (Title TBD), a new play inspired by the experiences of real ...

Oct. 04 - Oct. 16
T-Sun
Austin
Yana Wana's Legend of the Blue Bonnet by Teatro Vivo

Yana Wana's Legend of the Blue Bonnet
by Teatro Vivo

 

 

 

The stories about the Texas bluebonnet are as old as the hills, and most of them include a Native American girl who ...

Jul. 11 - Jul. 27
Th-Sun
Austin
Swimming While Drowning by Teatro Vivo

Swimming While Drowning
by Teatro Vivo

Angelo and Mila are fifteen and homeless. Angelo is a dreamer, and Mila is a streetwise hustler. But when they become roommates at a shelter ...

Jun. 13 - Jun. 16
Th-Sun
Austin
Rally by Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre

Rally
by Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre

Award-winning choreographer Andrea Ariel and her collaborators present a new production in June at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. “RALLY” ...

May. 16 - May. 19
Th-Sat
Austin
Ahí Vienen Los Monstruos Pelones by Proyecto Teatro

Ahí Vienen Los Monstruos Pelones
by Proyecto Teatro

Obra Infantil explora temas del medio ambiente

Children's play explores environmental issues

 
Presentada en español con surtítulos en inglés | Performed in Spanish with ...

Apr. 20
Sat
Austin
Teatro Vivo

Inner View
by Teatro Vivo

Inner View

by Christina Granados     Noelia Bustamante tries to negotiate her independence by announcing she is seeking a job outside the family. This is ...

Apr. 20
Sat
Austin
Teatro Vivo

What's Up with Marjorie?
by Teatro Vivo

 

What's Up With Marjorie? by Christin Eve Cato     Marjorie is a young, 2nd-generation, Nuyorican-Latina woman who is in the process of ...

Apr. 19
F
Austin
Teatro Vivo

Even Flowers Bloom in Hell, Sometimes
by Teatro Vivo

 

Even Flowers Bloom in Hell, Sometimes,  by Franky D. González     This story is an examination of the inmates within a system ...

Apr. 18
Th
Austin
Teatro Vivo

That Rhythm in the Blood
by Teatro Vivo

That Rhythm in the Blood by Andrew Rincón 

 

 

Miggy, a young man experiencing heartbreak in his life, battles and rages with the ghost ...

Apr. 18 - Apr. 20
Th-Sat
Austin
Austin Latino New Play Festival by Teatro Vivo

Austin Latino New Play Festival
by Teatro Vivo

That Rhythm in the BloodBy Andrew RincónThursday, April 18, 8:00 PMMiggy, a young man experiencing heartbreak in his life, battles and rages with ...

Dec. 07, 2018
F
Austin
Abuelita's Christmas Carol by Alex Garza

Abuelita's Christmas Carol
by Alex Garza

Abuelita’s Christmas Carol is a delightful one-hour performance that tells the story of a family with generational traditions that exist among many of us. Abuelita ...

Oct. 04 - Oct. 07, 2018
Th-Sun
Austin
WET: A DACAmented Journey by Teatro Vivo

WET: A DACAmented Journey
by Teatro Vivo

This is the story of what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except for one: on paper. It chronicles ...

Sep. 14 - Sep. 30, 2018
F-Sun
Austin
MX499 by Proyecto Teatro

MX499
by Proyecto Teatro

9 actores, 499 años de historia | MX499:

A raíz de este trauma, nos preguntamos ¿Qué hemos heredado? ¿Nos gusta sufrir o ser manipulados? ¿Quedarnos callados ...

Aug. 02 - Aug. 19, 2018
Th-Sun
Austin
Real Women Have Curves by Teatro Vivo

Real Women Have Curves
by Teatro Vivo

    While they work in a tiny sewing factory, five women talk about their husbands and lovers, their children, and their dreams for the ...

Jul. 20 - Jul. 29, 2018
F-Sun
Austin
Persiguiendo el Dragón by Proyecto Teatro

Persiguiendo el Dragón
by Proyecto Teatro

La galardonada Compañía Juvenil de ProyectoTEATRO presenta “Persiguiendo al Dragón”, una sátira dramática original que explora el mundo controversial de la drogas ilícitas ...

Apr. 20 - Apr. 22, 2018
F-Sun
Austin
Mirando Hacia Arriba/Looking Up by Proyecto Teatro

Mirando Hacia Arriba/Looking Up
by Proyecto Teatro

"Mirando Hacia Arriba" es el nuevo proyecto colectivo entre Aurelio Planes, Chamacos Dance Company y ProyectoTeatro, en el cual por medio de la danza contemporánea ...

Apr. 19 - Apr. 21, 2018
Th-Sat
Austin
Austin Latino New Play Festival by Teatro Vivo

Austin Latino New Play Festival
by Teatro Vivo

Playwrights Augusto Federico Amador,Victor I. Cazares, Ramon Esquivel, and Dania Ramos Showcase Diverse Voices

Teatro Vivo is excited to announce the playwrights for the ...

Mar. 24 - Mar. 25, 2018
Sat-Sun
Austin
¿A Qué Le Tiras Cuando Votas Mexicano? by Proyecto Teatro

¿A Qué Le Tiras Cuando Votas Mexicano?
by Proyecto Teatro

*ENGLISH BELOW• ¡SOLO 2 PRESENTACIÓNES! •ProyectoTeatro, en colaboración con el Instituto Nacional Electoral de México (INE), y con el apoyo de la Secretaría de Relaciones ...

Feb. 03 - Feb. 04, 2018
Sat-Sun
Austin
Los Momentos Después by Proyecto Teatro

Los Momentos Después
by Proyecto Teatro

"Los Momentos Después"ProyectoTeatro tiene el honor de invitar a la comunidad de Austin a la muestra final del taller de teatro juvenil; 14 jóvenes ...

Jan. 19 - Feb. 25, 2018
 
Austin
Las Aventuras de Enoughie/The Adventures of Enoughie by Glass Half Full Theatre

Las Aventuras de Enoughie/The Adventures of Enoughie
by Glass Half Full Theatre

Enoughie is different from the other kids at school.  He looks different than the other kids, with his furry, blue face and puffy antennae, so ...

Dec. 07 - Dec. 17, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
La Pastorela by Teatro Vivo

La Pastorela
by Teatro Vivo

The traditional holiday favorite is back in this contemporary adaptation. “La Pastorela” follows a group of pastores traveling to Bethlehem. Along the way ...

Nov. 04 - Nov. 12, 2017
F-Sun
Austin
Quién Asusta Ahí? by Proyecto Teatro

Quién Asusta Ahí?
by Proyecto Teatro

La galardonada Compañía Juvenil de ProyectoTEATRO tiene el tenebroso placer de presentar “¿Quién Asusta Ahí?”, una comedia original escrita y dirigida por Luis Ordaz ...

Sep. 07 - Sep. 24, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
Enfrascada by Teatro Vivo

Enfrascada
by Teatro Vivo

Alicia is a successful art curator who seems to have it all together. But, when her world is turned upside down, she turns to her ...

Aug. 18 - Aug. 25, 2017
F-Sun
Austin
We Might Be Struck By Lightning by Local Opera Local Artists - LOLA

We Might Be Struck By Lightning
by Local Opera Local Artists - LOLA

 

LOLA’s newest creation, We Might Be Struck By Lightning, is an operatic pastiche following two women on their personal journeys of love, loss ...

Jul. 27 - Jul. 30, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
El Paraíso de los Manaquís by Proyecto Teatro

El Paraíso de los Manaquís
by Proyecto Teatro

La galardonada Compañía Juvenil de ProyectoTEATRO presenta el psico-drama “El Paraíso de los Maniquís”, un proyecto original creado y escrito por el elenco ...

Jun. 03 - Jun. 04, 2017
Sat-Sun
Austin
Ojos Violetas by Proyecto Teatro

Ojos Violetas
by Proyecto Teatro

ProyectoTEATRO tiene el placer de presentar al escritor y actor Josh Inocéncio en la premisa Tejana de su trabajo mas reciente, Ojos Violetas  ...

Jun. 03, 2017
Sat
Austin
Las Cosas Insignificantes (The Insignificant Things) by Alex Garza

Las Cosas Insignificantes (The Insignificant Things)
by Alex Garza

Alex Garza, who brought us Abuelita’s Christmas last December, returns with another hilariously written play. Las Cosas Insignificantes (The Insignificant Things) is a ...

May. 27 - May. 28, 2017
 
Austin
Lloran las Injusticias by Proyecto Teatro

Lloran las Injusticias
by Proyecto Teatro

“Lloran las Injusticias”27 y 28 de Mayo // May 27th & 28thSábado y Domingo // Saturday & Sunday @ 4PMESB-MACC (600 River Street)GRATIS - FREEProyectoTeatro tiene el orgullo ...

May. 11 - May. 14, 2017
F-Sun
Austin
Sin Fronteras by Proyecto Teatro

Sin Fronteras
by Proyecto Teatro

Una presentación de danza teatro en colaboración con // A dance theatre performance

in collaboration with: LOTUS PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY

Directores artísticos // Artistic Directors: Luis ...

Apr. 21 - Apr. 23, 2017
F-Sun
Austin
Manos de Mariposa by Proyecto Teatro

Manos de Mariposa
by Proyecto Teatro

ProyectoTeatro tiene el orgullo de colaborar con FormasenAudioenMovimiento para traer al escenario de Austin la obra de teatro “Manos de Mariposa”, escrita y dirigida por ...

Apr. 14 - May. 07, 2017
 
Austin
JJ's Arcade by Zach Theatre

JJ's Arcade
by Zach Theatre

Mario is a hard working auto mechanic in east LA who is left to raise his son, JJ, after the passing of his mother. In ...

Apr. 13, 2017
Th
Austin
Mea Dilemma (Sor Juana de la Cruz) by Teatro Espacio Agua Viva

Mea Dilemma (Sor Juana de la Cruz)
by Teatro Espacio Agua Viva

A brief extract from the life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, adapted from The Letter to Sor Filotea.

Mar. 24 - Mar. 26, 2017
F-Sun
Austin
Las Cuatro Estaciones: A Story of Human Trees by Sharon Marroquin

Las Cuatro Estaciones: A Story of Human Trees
by Sharon Marroquin

Las Cuatro Estaciones: A Story of Human Trees

An evening-length contemporary dance work exploring the cycles of death and rebirth. 

Created during a residency at the ...

Mar. 04, 2017
Sat
Austin
The Last Barnstorm by Teatro Vivo

The Last Barnstorm
by Teatro Vivo

Seeking to escape a troubled home life and racial segregation in the United States, an up-and-coming Negro League baseball player abandons his wife and newborn ...

Mar. 04, 2017
Sat
Austin
Emma and the Suzies by Teatro Vivo

Emma and the Suzies
by Teatro Vivo

After her grandson is caught spray painting, Grandma Emma must relive her rebellious youth in 1960s Boyle Heights. Now she watches on as her teenage ...

Mar. 03, 2017
F
Austin
The Hall of Final Ruin by Teatro Vivo

The Hall of Final Ruin
by Teatro Vivo

As the Mexicans abandon 19th century Santa Fe to the Americans, a wealthy, high-stakes gambler wants only to preserve her family’s way of life and ...

Mar. 02 - Mar. 04, 2017
Th-Sat
Austin
Teatro Vivo

Austin Latino New Play Festival
by Teatro Vivo

 Each evening will feature a different play.

Now in its seventh year, the ALNPF provides an opportunity for playwrights to hear, see, and receive feedback ...

Mar. 02, 2017
Th
Austin
Los Moreno by Teatro Vivo

Los Moreno
by Teatro Vivo

Los Moreno, a trilingual play in American Sign Language, Spanish and English, tells the story of how deafness affects the Moreno family. Carlos, a deaf ...

Feb. 23 - Feb. 26, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
Ella by Proyecto Teatro

Ella
by Proyecto Teatro

 
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Del 23 al 26 de FebreroThursday: 8PMFriday:  ...

Feb. 10 - Feb. 26, 2017
Th-Sat
Austin
Don Quixote de la Redo by Glass Half Full Theatre

Don Quixote de la Redo
by Glass Half Full Theatre

Don Quixote de LaRedo is set in an imagined future near the border between Texas and México, in a place that used to be called ...

Jan. 20 - Jan. 29, 2017
F-Sun
Austin
Sexo, Pudor y Lágrimas (Sex, Shame, and Tears)  by Proyecto Teatro

Sexo, Pudor y Lágrimas (Sex, Shame, and Tears)
by Proyecto Teatro

SOBRE LA PUESTA

 

Una de las películas mas icónicas del cine mexicano llega al escenario de Austin, TX en su forma original de obra ...

Jan. 11, 2017
W
Austin
Gun Violence: The New Normal by Teatro Vivo

Gun Violence: The New Normal
by Teatro Vivo

Gun Violence: The New Normal, is a project conceptualized and written by theatre students and their teacher at Jack Yates High School in Houston ISD’s ...

Dec. 01 - Dec. 18, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
Nuestra Pastorela  by Teatro Vivo

Nuestra Pastorela
by Teatro Vivo

La Pastorela is a traditional holiday play that has been performed in the Americas for centuries and has been passed down from generation to generation ...

Nov. 04 - Nov. 13, 2016
F-Sun
Austin
Quién Asusta Ahí? by Proyecto Teatro

Quién Asusta Ahí?
by Proyecto Teatro

ProyectoTEATRO’s award-winning youth company will present ¿Quién Asusta Ahí? (Who Lurks There?), a Spanish-language play with English subtitles for the entire family. This story ...

Oct. 13 - Oct. 23, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
Stories That Must Not Die by Teatro Vivo

Stories That Must Not Die
by Teatro Vivo

Teatro Vivo is excited to present "Stories That Must Not Die," a recollection of tales from South Texas and along the Rio Grande. Stories that ...

Sep. 08 - Sep. 25, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
El by Teatro Vivo

El
by Teatro Vivo

Teatro Vivo is thrilled to present EL, a new play by Raul Garza, directed by Christina J. Moore.  Through humor, sadness, and strong allusions ...

Aug. 04 - Aug. 06, 2016
Th-Sat
Austin
Mexcentrics by Teatro Vivo

Mexcentrics
by Teatro Vivo

Teatro Vivo is proud to present Mexcentrics, a Latino Comedy Showcase that spans the first weekend in August. Mexcentrics brings together comedians of varying ...

Apr. 21 - May. 08, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
Stories of Us by Teatro Vivo

Stories of Us
by Teatro Vivo

Teatro Vivo is proud to present Stories of Us, a production that takes an in-depth look at Latino and Black relations. The play uses a ...

Apr. 16, 2016
Sat
Austin
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Theatre Workshop by Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Theatre Workshop
by Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center

Join the ESB-MACC Education Department in their first-ever Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Interactive Theater workshop facilitated by experienced Latino performance instructors. 

This ...

Apr. 14 - May. 07, 2016
F-Sun
Austin
Zach Theatre

J.J.'s Aracde
by Zach Theatre

 Inspired by the YouTube sensation Caine’s Arcade, this bilingual play celebrates culture, imagination, perseverance, and family.  jj’s arcade  will be co-produced with Teatro Vivo and presented at ...

Feb. 27, 2016
Sat
Austin
Mamacita y el Negrito by Teatro Vivo

Mamacita y el Negrito
by Teatro Vivo

 

 

When the street-savvy, intellectual Lorena runs into the irresistibly charming, barrio boy Ricky, romance and passion ignite almost instantly leading to one life-changing ...

Feb. 27, 2016
Sat
Austin
Primas by Teatro Vivo

Primas
by Teatro Vivo

 

Two teenaged Latina cousins, Araceli and Julie, have come to the US at different points in their young lives. Both girls work through the ...

Feb. 26, 2016
F
Austin
Más Cara by Teatro Vivo

Más Cara
by Teatro Vivo

 

A visceral text and movement conjuring of Latina archetypes and the women who embody them – past, present, and future.

Playwright Krysta Gonzales is an ...

Feb. 25 - Feb. 27, 2016
Th-Sat
Austin
Teatro Vivo

Austin Latino New Play Festival
by Teatro Vivo

The Austin Latino New Play Festival, produced annually by Teatro Vivo, brings together playwrights and audience members for staged readings of new works and rich ...

Feb. 25, 2016
Th
Austin
My Dad Is A Pterodactyl by Teatro Vivo

My Dad Is A Pterodactyl
by Teatro Vivo

 

Renee’s father, an Air Force pilot, has recently died in the Iraq War, but is very much alive in his daughter’s mind through her ...

Dec. 03 - Dec. 20, 2015
Th-Sun
Austin
La Pastorela 2015 by Teatro Vivo

La Pastorela 2015
by Teatro Vivo

La Pastorela is an annual traditional Yuletide play that has been performed in Native American and Mexicano communities since the late 16th century, when ...

Nov. 28 - Nov. 29, 2015
Sat-Sun
Austin
Por Los Mojados/For the Wetbacks by Proyecto Teatro

Por Los Mojados/For the Wetbacks
by Proyecto Teatro

Porque usted lo pidió - Back by popular demand: POR LOS MOJADOS! ProyectoTeatro tiene el placer de anunciar el regreso al escenario de su compañía ...

Nov. 07, 2015
Sat
Austin
La Muerte Alegre by Teatro Espacio Agua Viva

La Muerte Alegre
by Teatro Espacio Agua Viva

A one-act harlequinade in commedia dell-arte style by Nikolai N. Eréinov (1908)

Click to view CTXLiveTheatre review

 

Sep. 19 - Sep. 27, 2015
Th-Sat
Austin
El Nogalar by Teatro Vivo

El Nogalar
by Teatro Vivo

El Nogalar - The Pecan Orchard   -- "What would you risk for the land you love?"Written by Tanya Saracho.  Directed by Rudy Ramirez.Performed ...

Aug. 27 - Aug. 30, 2015
Th-Sun
Austin
Cuentos y Risas - Two Souls and a Promise AND Crossing the Río by Teatro Vivo

Cuentos y Risas - Two Souls and a Promise AND Crossing the Río
by Teatro Vivo

2 Souls & a Promise and Crossing the Río, two one-act comedies written by Teatro Vivo's artistic director Rupert Reyes and directed by up ...

Aug. 20 - Aug. 23, 2015
Th-Sun
Austin
Los Tequileros by Teatro Vivo

Los Tequileros
by Teatro Vivo

Los Tequileros draws on the Mexican folk ballad and historical documents to recount the deaths of three tequila smugglers at the hands of American law ...

Jun. 27, 2015
 
Austin
The Good in Me/ In My Skin by Teatro Vivo

The Good in Me/ In My Skin
by Teatro Vivo

This performance devised by an ensemble of young performers explores gener and racial justice in our lives and in our communities.

Support by a grant ...

Jun. 04 - Jun. 20, 2015
Th-Sun
Austin
El Nogalar by Teatro Vivo

El Nogalar
by Teatro Vivo

"What would you risk for the land you love?" This modern bilingual adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard takes place on the beautiful ...

May. 14 - May. 16, 2015
Th-Sat
Austin
Austin Latino New Play Festival by Teatro Vivo

Austin Latino New Play Festival
by Teatro Vivo

Staged reading each evening at 8 p.m. of a new play with Latino themes, followed by talkback/discussion

Basilica, or the One with the ...

Feb. 26, 2015
 
Austin
La Novia del Viento by Abrego Producciones

La Novia del Viento
by Abrego Producciones

When she was scarcely twenty years old, surrealist Leonora Carrington was committed to that city's psychiatric clinic and submitted to an attempt at psychic ...

Feb. 05 - Feb. 21, 2015
 
Austin
The Panza Monologues by Teatro Vivo

The Panza Monologues
by Teatro Vivo

Panzas! Women – even wise Latinas – are obsessed about it. Some make their peace with it, while others just suck it in. While nutritionists ...

Nov. 06 - Nov. 23, 2014
 
Austin
Ay, No! by Teatro Vivo

Ay, No!
by Teatro Vivo

Nov. 06 - Nov. 23, 2014
 
Austin
Aye, No! by Teatro Vivo

Aye, No!
by Teatro Vivo

Aye, No! is a bilingual comedy that sincerely addresses sexual identity. The play takes place in a small Texas border town. Alicia is coming home ...

Jul. 31 - Aug. 17, 2014
 
Austin
Vecinos by Teatro Vivo

Vecinos
by Teatro Vivo

Teatro Vivo presents a bilingual romantic comedy, Vecinos (Neighbors) written by Austin playwright Rupert Reyes. Reyes is most noted for the popular Petra plays; Petra’s ...

May. 22 - Jun. 22, 2014
 
Austin
Burundanga  by ALTA Teatro

Burundanga
by ALTA Teatro

Is there someone who has not wanted to know the deepest and most intimate secrets of a love partner? The truth serum or burundanga as ...

May. 08 - May. 10, 2014
 
Austin
Fourth Annual Austin Latino New Play Festival by Teatro Vivo

Fourth Annual Austin Latino New Play Festival
by Teatro Vivo

Teatro Vivo presents the fourth annual Austin Latino New Play Festival (ALNPF) in collaboration with ScriptWorks. Everyone is invited to enjoy these three evenings of ...

Apr. 04 - Apr. 13, 2014
 
Austin
A Ver, Un Aplauso! by Proyecto Teatro

A Ver, Un Aplauso!
by Proyecto Teatro

ProyectoTeatro is pleased to invite the Austin community to celebrate its 10th anniversary with their upcoming mainstage production "¡A Ver, Un Aplauso!"  (Let's ...

Feb. 13 - Mar. 01, 2014
 
Austin
Pulga Time Machine by Teatro Vivo

Pulga Time Machine
by Teatro Vivo

What would the world be like if Selena had lived? ¡Imagínate!

That's the question in "Pulga Time Machine,"a new sketch comedy show from ...

Dec. 12 - Dec. 22, 2013
Th-Sun
Austin
A Sheperdela's Storia by ALTA Teatro

A Sheperdela's Storia
by ALTA Teatro

As at every holiday season for the last 16 years, the Austin Latino Theater Alliance (ALTA) presents its production of the traditional Pastorela in the ...

Dec. 04, 2013
W
Austin
Gaytino!

Gaytino!

~ A remarkable life journey from East LA in the 1950's to New York's Great White Way in the 60's and 70's ...

Apr. 21 - Apr. 23, 2011
 
Austin
Austin Latino New Play Festival by Teatro Vivo

Austin Latino New Play Festival
by Teatro Vivo

Annual new play festival in spring; Teatro Vivo in Austin solicits scripts (deadline in December) and then does staged readings of three of them.