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.
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
2020 Latinx New Play Festival Overview
San Diego Repertory Theatre and Amigos del REP are proud to announce open submissions to the 2020 Latinx New Play Festival, a weekend of new play readings by Latinx playwrights. The festival will showcase four new Latinx plays by Latinx playwrights. The 2020 Latinx New Play Festival seeks to expand the presence of Latinx stories and artists on the American stage that spotlight the broad range of today’s Latinx experience. The festival will invite artistic directors, literary managers, and producers to attend a weekend of readings showcasing the work of Latinx actors, directors, and designers. Past selections include work by Diana Burbano, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza with Randy Ertll, Tony Meneses, Liliana Padilla, Guadalís Del Carmen, and Christiana Quintana, Alexis Scheer, Eliana Pipes, David Davila, and Jordan Ramirez Pucket. The festival will take place at The Lyceum Theatres in Horton Plaza.
Four scripts will be selected to be rehearsed over the course of one week, resulting in a public music-stand reading. Readings will be rehearsed early August 2020; combined rehearsal and performance will not exceed 29 hours. Each selected script will be assigned a local Latinx director and actors (unless otherwise indicated by the script).
Festival submissions are open to self-identifying Latinx playwrights living in the United States. Scripts may be in English or English with some Spanish or another Language (scripts with a language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation). Plays must be unpublished, professionally unproduced, and not currently under option at the time of submission. University productions or other non-professional workshops/productions will not disqualify a script.
At this time, only full length (at least 80 minutes), non-musicals, with cast size under eight will be considered. Plays with music will be considered as resources allow (cast-size less eight and under, piano only). Solo pieces will also be considered. Submissions are limited to one script per playwright.
A selection committee of San Diego Rep Artistic staff and Artistic Director, and Amigos del Rep
readers will make recommendations and final selections. Selection will be based upon:
- Artistic merit including quality, impact, purpose, and aesthetics of the play.
- Alignment with San Diego Repertory Theatre's mission of producing plays by and about the Latinx experience. Additionally, San Diego Repertory Theatre’s mission is to produce intimate, exotic, provocative theatre through vivid and theatrical works that nourish progressive political and social values.
- Feasibility of a full production in San Diego Repertory Theatre’s mainstage season.
All applicants must send the following two (2) documents:
- Your script with a clear cast list.
- An application document which includes:
Your name, email address, and phone number
A one paragraph synopsis of the script
Number of actors required
Please list any prior development work for this play
Playwright biography (100 word limit)
All entries must be emailed by: Monday January 13, 2019 by 12:59 PST.
Please email your script and completed application document as two separate attachments in the same email:
- Email Subject Line: 2020 Latinx New Play Festival Submission, Your Name, Script
- Application Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hard copies will not be accepted. PDF documents are strongly recommended to avoid formatting discrepancies. Selected playwrights will be notified via email by May 1, 2020.