San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival
The San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival, hosted by the Amigos del REP, is a celebration of engaging and dynamic new plays by Latinx playwrights from across the United States.
Our 2019 Latinx New Play Festival runs August 30 - September 1. Learn more
San Diego Rep Latinx New Play Festival reading of "Guadalupe in the Guestroom."
By Eliana Pipes
Friday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m.
DREAM HOU$E follows two Latinx sisters on an HGTV-style show who are selling their family home, hoping to capitalize on the gentrification in their changing neighborhood. As they perform for the camera the show starts to slip into the surreal: one sister grapples with turmoil in the family's ancestral past and the other learns how much sheís willing to sacrifice for the familyís future. A play exploring the cultural cost of progress in America.
TO SAINTS AND STARS
By Jordan Ramirez Puckett
Saturday, August 31 at 1:00 p.m.
To Saints and Stars is a full-length play about the intersection between science and faith. It follows the lifelong friendship of Sofa, a NASA astronaut, and Zoe, the wife of a Greek Orthodox priest. Sofia and Zoe have been friends since they were children and not a day has passed where they have seen or spoken to each other. Their lives and friendship are changed forever when Zoe becomes pregnant with her first child and SofÌa is chosen for the first manned Mission to Mars. As the day of Sofia's departure to Mars and Zoe's due date approaches, their relationship becomes more strained as each woman is forced to re-evaluate what they each have prioritized in their own life and the indelible impact that they have made on each other.
AZTEC PIRATES & THE INSIGNIFCANCE OF LIFE ON MARS
By David Davila
Saturday, August 31 at 3:00 p.m
Johnny Montenegro is an ICE agent trying to put back the pieces of his life after an ugly incident in the field got him suspended from duty. While arresting a man he had already deported two years earlier, he was called a traitor to his race and he beat the accuser half to death, but he couldn't shake the idea that had been planted within him: was he a traitor to his race? Equipped with only his commands Johnny embarks on an odyssey as he searches for the truth about his country, his culture, and his memory. However with every answer that he finds, there is something inside of him that becomes less clear. His quest to clear his conscience leads him from strip bars to courtrooms to hospitals to morgues, as he seeks the validation he needs to continue living complicity.
LAUGHS IN SPANISH
By Alexis Scheer
Sunday, September 1 at 2:00 p.m.
It is Art Basel and the stakes are high for the gallery Mariana runs in the Wynwood Arts District in Miami. And when Marianaís movie-star mother tries to help out things get muy complicado. Laughs in Spanish is a fast paced, cafecÌto-induced comedy about art and success and mothers and daughters and learning to love the people we can't change.
Written by Cris Franco
Directed by Valerie Dunlap
Starring Ric Salins of Culture Clash
Saturday, August 31 at 7:00pm
It is 1964 and ten-year-old Junior is in crisis: his Old World Mexican dad is loading the 1957 Chevy and moving the entire familia from their familiar and diverse East Side neighborhood to a new tract home in the middle-class and eerily homogenous San Fernando Valley. This one-man memory play, from Emmy Award-winning writer/comedian Cris Franco, humorously explores the Baby Boomers' generation of double immigrants who first moved from their homelands to the U.S. barrios in search of opportunity, then moved up into the suburbs in search of color TV and the middle-class American dream!
Click HERE to purchase a Festival Pass ($30 before fees) which includes tickets to all four readings, 57 Chevy, and access to a VIP Reception on Saturday, 8/31 at 6:30pm!
"Bad Hombres/Good Wives" by Herbert Siguenza
"The Book of Leonidas" by Augusto Amador
"Bees and Honey" by Guadalís Del Carmen
"Azul" by Christina Quintana
"El Cipitio: A Salvadorian Odyssey" by Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza with Randy Ertll
"Fabulous Monsters" by Diana Burbano
"(w)holeness" by Lily Padilla
"Guadalupe in the Guest Room" by Tony Meneses
- Shows: 2019-2020
- The Klezmer Accordion with Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi
- 33 1/3 - House of Dreams
- DREAM HOU$E
- To Saints and Stars
- Aztec Pirates & the Insignificance of Life on Mars
- 57 Chevy
- Laughs in Spanish
- Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
- Bad Hombres/Good Wives
- Hold These Truths
- The Humans
- House of Joy
- Hershey Felder A PARIS LOVE STORY
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