Our thanks once again to everyone who made the 2nd annual production of MACARIO a success! This show represents a huge step forward for us as a company, and it's been inspiring to receive such a positive response from our community.
We're especially grateful to Director Rodrigo García, Musical Director Russell Rodríguez, and Choreographer Arturo Magaña for their amazing work bringing a fresh vision to the play. And we're excited about the opportunity to continue developing MACARIO and exploring its themes as it becomes a Día de los Muertos tradition for San José.
Now that the show has closed, many of you have asked us, "What's next for Teatro?" We have spent the last two years implementing a new programming model grounded in the development of new work through community engagement and education. This may mean less stage productions, but with greater depth and impact. MACARIO is the first step in this process.
We are committed to producing and presenting high quality theater by Chicano/Latino artists, but always in service to our mission of social justice – a core value of Teatro Chicano.
We are also committed to living within our means and expanding our programs as finances allow. As you know, the past few years have been a struggle for all arts organizations, especially in the San José theater scene. With less money available through grants and corporate sponsorships, we need support from individuals like you to continue to grow and thrive. Please consider making a donation to support our work today.
As for what's next... This February, our artists will again offer FREE teatro classes for children ages 7-10 at Hoover Community Center, and we're working on an innovative curriculum for Spring classes at the School of Arts and Culture. Please email Artistic Director Elisa Marina Alvarado for more information, and stay tuned for updates.