Teatro Visión is creating a new Día de los Muertos play and we want you to be a part of it. The new work will premiere in October 2018.
So far, we've held a series of Community Circles to gather stories, and posted a series of questions on social media to gather your thoughts about death and Día de los Muertos. We have more events planned over the next few months, including a collaborative song writing workshop and a script reading. Keep checking back here for more details.
New play development questions:
Friday, February 17:
How is death a teacher?
¿De qué manera la muerte nos puede enseñar algo?
Thursday, February 16:
Please share a story of a person who has passed on yet continues to live with you.
Por favor comparte una historia de alguna persona que haya fallecido pero que aún sigue viva contigo.
Wednesday, February 15:
What song or music captures your belief about what happens after death?
Qué tipo de música o qué canción refleja para ti lo que sucede después de la muerte?
Tuesday, February 14:
If you could ask La Muerte a question, what would you ask?
Si pudieras hacerle una pregunta a la Muerte ¿qué le preguntarías?
Monday, February 13:
Send us an image of what you think the afterlife might look like.
Por favor mándanos un imagen de como crees que sea el más allá.
If you would like to see footage from the story-gathering Community Circles that we hosted on January 28 and 29, you can see video on our Facebook page:
Saturday, January 28 Part 1
Saturday, January 28 Part 2
Sunday, January 29 Part 1
Sunday, January 29 Part 2
Inspiration for the themes of our play and Community Circles comes from the classic Mexican novel Pedro Páramo (Juan Rulfo) and the influential work of Chicano literature The Road to Tamazunchale (Ron Arias). If you are interested in reading either Pedro Paramo or The Road to Tamazunchale, please email Teatro Visión at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (408) 294-6621 to borrow a copy.
Playwright Evelina Fernández is an award-winning actor, playwright and screenwriter. Her epic A Mexican Trilogy: An American Story, which consists of her plays Faith, Hope, and Charity, was recently staged at the Los Angeles Theatre Center by the Latino Theater Company.
Composer Russell Rodríguez is an accomplished musician specializing in performance styles of huasteca, jarocho, mariachi, and other traditional music forms of México. His theater credits include working with San José Repertory Theater and El Teatro Campesino.
This new play development process is made possible by grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Applied Materials Foundation.