San Diego Repertory Theatre and Amigos del REP announce:
Latinx New Play Festival
A weekend of new play readings by Latinx playwrights
September 2 & 3, 2017
San Diego Repertory Theatre and Amigos del REP have announced the first annual Latinx New Play Festival , a weekend of new play readings by Latinx playwrights. The brand new festival will present four new works by established Latinx playwrights; the 2017 selections include El Cipitio: A Salvadorian Odyssey by Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza with Randy Ertll, Fabulous Monsters by Diana Burbano, (w)holeness by Lily Padilla and Guadalupe in the Guest Room by Tony Meneses. The festival will take place September 2 & 3 at The Lyceum Theatres in Horton Plaza.
El Cipitio: A Salvadorian Odyssey
Saturday, September 2 at 1 PM
Saturday, September 2 at 4:30 PM
Sunday, September 3 at 1 PM
Guadalupe in the Guest Room
Sunday, September 3 at 4:30 PM
El Cipitio: A Salvadorian Odyssey, by Culture Clash founders Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza, based on the novel by Randy Ertll. Travel with Teatro Cuscatlan as they tell the unbelievable tale of El Cipitio, a three-foot tall, pot-bellied, dark Indio with backwards feet. El Cipitio jumps out of myth into the dark bloody history of El Salvador from the Spanish conquest to the civil war that helped to create the world's deadliest street gangs, MS13 and 18th Street. El Cipitio is a dark satiric look at international and domestic policies and how it has affected Salvadorians living here and in their country.
Fabulous Monsters, a new play developed in the Latino Theatre Alliance/LA’s Playwrights Nest Festival, is a touching and funny story about two friends by Orange County playwright and actor, Diana Burbano. When punk rock exploded in L.A., Sally and Lou were there: feminists, Latinas, queens of noise. One went pop, one stayed punk, but sparks from their tumultuous friendship remain. Decades later, can they overcome old wounds, forgive each other and rock as hard as they ever did? Burbano’s new play has already gained local acclaim, featuring in four different festivals throughout Orange County and Los Angeles.
(w)holeness by Lily Padilla, is currently an MFA candidate in UCSD’s playwriting program. A support group for sex addicts meets every Monday in the little seaside town of Pescadero, California. But where is Dr. Jurgensen, the therapist who’s supposed to lead the group? And is Dr. Jurgensen’s earnest intern who's left to lead the group in over her head? When Matt shows up, any illusion of a “safe space” shatters and the group must confront difficult truths and unexpected points of connection in a comedy about addiction, identity and sex. (w)holeness asks the question, “Am I too damaged to be loved?”
Guadalupe in the Guest Room by Tony Meneses closes out the festival. While Steve mourns the loss of his wife Claudia, her mother Guadalupe and best friend Raquel work to translate her books into Spanish. Though Guadalupe and Steve have nothing in common but shared grief, they bond in the most unexpected ways. This new play is a deeply moving and very funny celebration of life, new beginnings and the healing power of telenovelas.
The Lyceum Theatres
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101-6144
Parking is available in the Horton Plaza parking garage for $8 with validation. Enter the garage from 4 th Ave just South of the Balboa Theatre. Follow entrance lanes, then turn right & continue to the 3 rd level to park. Horton Plaza Parking Tickets (issued from machines at entry) may be validated in the Lyceum Theatres Lobby during your show. Validation will allow patrons to pay flat $8 rate.
Please note: if you do not validate your ticket at the theatre, Westfield Horton Plaza Parking is free for the first hour only. After this time, the current rate charged at exit is $2.00 for every 15 minutes (daily maximum charge = $48.00). Westfield Horton Plaza Parking Garage rates are subject to change at any time. For any additional ABM Parking information, contact ABM Parking at 619.233.1491
"Urban Tango" at EVITA Amigos Night, August 2017
Amigos del REP's reading of Abuelito's Mexican Christmas Carol, December 2016
Amigos del REP's Historias Tenebrosas, October 2016
Amigos del REP's Historias Tenebrosas Amigos del REP's reading of
October 2016 The Sweetheart Deal, September 2016
Manifest Destinitis, which originated in Amigos del REP
Driving Directions to Easy Parking
WESTFIELD HORTON PLAZA GARAGE – 4th Ave Entrance
Enter Garage from 4th Ave just South of Balboa Theatre Follow entrance lanes, then turn Right & continue to 3rd level to park. Horton Plaza Parking Tickets (issued from machines at entry) may be validated in the Lyceum Theatres Lobby during your show. Validation will allow patrons to pay flat $8 rate.
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT VALIDATE YOUR TICKET AT THE THEATRE…
Westfield Horton Plaza Parking is FREE for the first hour only. After this time, the current rate charged at exit is $2.00 for every 15 minutes
(daily maximum charge = $48.00). Westfield Horton Plaza Parking Garage rates are subject to change at any time. For any additional ABM Parking information, contact ABM Parking at: (619) 233-1491
Amigos del REP is a theatre advocacy council of community members and artists who promote Hispanic/Latino/Chicano theatre at San Diego Repertory Theatre.
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