Help Teatro Visión Create a New Día de los Muertos Play!


Teatro Vision is creating a new play with help from our community and we want your input!

Over the last few months, we’ve gathered stories and ideas from community members just like you – and our artists have taken these ideas and turned them into a rough draft of a script.

Now, we're offering a special one-time only public reading!

This reading is to share with you the work we’ve done so far and to hear your thoughts on the work we still have to do.

The script you’ll hear won’t be complete – this is your chance to respond to it while it’s still in progress. We hope that you’ll join us and be a part of creating a brand new work of theater!

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 1 - 4 pm
MACLA, 510 South 1st St., San José CA 95113
Free admission
Or support us by choosing to pay
$10 - $30 admission
Questions? or (408) 294-6621
Playwright – Evelina Fernández
Composer – Russell Rodríguez
Director – Elisa Marina Alvarado

Other Upcoming New Work Events

Staged reading

Saturday, December 30, 2017, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater
1700 Alum Rock Ave., San José, 95116

Join us for a one-night-only staged reading of the next draft of our new work. The script will still be in progress, we won’t have elaborate sets, costumes, or lighting, but our actors will be up on their feet and moving around the stage. Your response to this performance will help our artists revise their work.


World premiere production

October 2018
Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater
1700 Alum Rock Ave., San José, 95116

In October 2018, the new work will have its world premiere as Teatro Visión’s 6th annual Día de los Muertos show!

New Work Artists

Russell_Headshot.jpgComposer 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.

Evelina_headshot.pngPlaywright 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. 

Elisa.jpgDirector Elisa Marina Alvarado is a founding member of Teatro Visión and served as Artistic Director until 2017. As an actress, director and community organizer she has been active in the Chicano movement for over thirty years. Elisa has taught theater for Teatro Visión, San José State University, San Francisco State University and many community organizations. She developed a new works program, Codices, through which Teatro Visión has produced world premieres for plays including Conjunto by Oliver Mayer and Boxcar by Silvia Gonzalez. 

This new play development process is made possible by grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Applied Materials Foundation.

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