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
 
For questions, please email amigos@sdrep.org.  For Festival history, click here or see below.
 
San Diego Rep Latinx New Play Festival reading of "Guadalupe in the Guestroom."
 
 

Announcing San Diego Rep Latinx New Play Festival 2019

English-language plays, Latinx stories

The festival will have four readings and also a number of ticketed, surround events.
 
Friday August 30th
7:00pm Gallery Walk
7:30pm Reading 1: DREAM HOU$E
9:00pm  Opening Reception

Saturday August 31st
12:00pm  Designer Showcase 
1:00pm Reading 2: To Saints and Stars
3:00pm Sin Fronteras Writers’ Group Sharing
4:00pm Reading 3: Aztec Pirates and the Insignificance of Life on Mars
5:30-7:00pm Dinner Break
6:30pm 57 Chevy VIP Festival Pass Reception
7:00pm 57 Chevy
8:30pm Festival Party

Sunday September 1st
12:00pm Liliana Padilla Sneak Peek
1:00pm Historical Context Panel
2:00pm Reading 4: Laughs in Spanish
4:00pm Closing Toast
 
Admission to the Latinx New Play Festival is by suggested donation.  Donations can be made online through the ticket links included for each reading as well as through the Festival Pass link.  Please call the box office directly at 619.544.1000 to reserve your tickets for a different donation amount than the suggested amount included online.
 

DREAM HOU$E

By Eliana Pipes
Directed by Patrice Amon
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
Directed by 
Santiago Iacinti
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 INSIGNIFICANCE OF LIFE ON MARS

By David Davila
Directed by Juliana Kleist-Mendez
Saturday, August 31 at 4:00 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
Directed by Jesse Perez
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. 

 

 

 
 

57 CHEVY

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!
 
 

Festival Pass 

Click HERE to reserve 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!

 

 

 

San Diego Rep Latinx New Play Festival History: 2018

 

"Bad Hombres/Good Wives" by Herbert Siguenza

Director: Daniel Jáquez
Stage Manager: Danielle Dudley
Sound Designz: Kevin Anthenill 
Featuring: John Padilla, Gabriela Nelson, Salomon Maya, Yvette Angulo, Jose Balistrieri, Roxanne Carasco, Daniel Ramos, Jose Martinez, Mariel Shaw
 

"The Book of Leonidas" by Augusto Amador

Director: Peter Cirino 
Stage Manager: Victoria Zepeda
Assistant Stage Manager: Mario Veha
Featuring: Carter Piggie, Tony Perez, Andrea Agosto, Sofia Sassone, Christian Contreras, Willie Goree, and Santi Samano
 

"Bees and Honey" by Guadalís Del Carmen

Director: Jose Galvan
Stage Manager: Diana Nicasso
Assistant Stage Manager: Mila Daniels
Featuring: Nadia Guevara, Sidney Hill, and Vanessa Duron
 

"Azul" by Christina Quintana

Director: Nadia Guevara 
Stage Manager: Jessica Cortez
Assistant Stage Manager: Vanessa Duron
Featuring: Ariella Kvashny, Andrea Agusto, Gabriela Nelson
 
 

 

San Diego Rep Latinx New Play Festival History: 2017

"El Cipitio: A Salvadorian Odyssey" by Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza with Randy Ertll

Director: Herbert Siguenza 
Stage Manager: Mario Vega
Featuring: Richard Trujillo, Jennifer Paredes, Ric Salinas, Herbert Siguenza, and Sandra Ruiz
 

"Fabulous Monsters" by Diana Burbano

Director: Sara Guerrero 
Stage Manager: Elizabeth Uribe
Music: Moises Vasquez
Featuring: Janet Franco, Rachel Oliveros Catalano, Julianna Ojeda, Elsa Martinez, Katie Ventura, Richard Soto, and Jose Galvan
 

"(w)holeness" by Lily Padilla

Director:  Krystal Mercado 
Stage Manager: Samantha Santos
Featuring: Reanne Acasio, Max Singer, Veronica Burgess, Rhianna Basore, Brandon O’Sullivan, and Dairrick Hodges
 

"Guadalupe in the Guest Room" by Tony Meneses

Director: Peter James Cirino 
Stage Manager: Victoria Yvette Zepeda
Featuring: Catalina Maynard, Ryan Stubo, Destiny Girley, Antonio Perez, and Marda Rose
 
 
Amigos del Rep and featured artist Alex Alpharaoh.

 

 
 
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