What is Departera?
Departera is a brand new play that we're creating based on stories and ideas we gathered from your friends and neighbors! We've been working on it for a year and now we're ready to share a script draft with all of you.
What is a staged reading?
A staged reading means that our actors will be sitting on the stage and reading from scripts, without scenery or costumes. The purpose of the reading is for us to get your feedback on the script so we can keep working on it.
When can I see a full production of Departera with scenery and costumes and everything?
We're planning a full production in October 2018. We hope to see you there!
I don’t know very much about Latinx/Chicanx culture. Will I enjoy Departera?
Yes! Chicanx/Latinx theater is a wonderful way to connect to your own culture OR to learn about a culture that is not your own. Welcome to Teatro Visión!
Which ticket price should I choose to pay?
That is really up to you. We recommend our Regular Ticket Price of $20, because that helps us to pay for this production and continue to create powerful works of Chicanx theater, but you should choose the price that places the right value for YOU on this experience.
Do I get anything extra if I pay the higher ticket prices?
No. Whichever price you choose, you get the same general admission ticket.
Should I buy my tickets in advance or can I buy them at the door?
The box office will be open for on-site ticket sales an hour and a half before show time. We anticipate that we will still have tickets available at the door.
Planning your visit
When should I arrive?
The house opens a half hour before every performance. Because all seating is general admission, we recommend that you arrive early so you have the best choice of seats.
Where should I eat beforehand?
There are several good restaurants in the neighborhood around the Mexican Heritage Plaza. We recommend El Pirrin (1900 E San Antonio St., San José, CA 95116) and Chalateco (1694 Alum Rock Ave., San José, CA 95116).
There are two parking lots attached to the School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza – one off of King Road and the other off of Alum Rock Avenue. Arriving early will also help you find a good parking space.
How do I get there?
The School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza is easy to access from 101 and from 280/680. From 101, get off at the Alum Rock exit and go east on Santa Clara / Alum Rock. The Mexican Heritage Plaza will be on your right, just after you cross King. From 280/680, get off at the King Road exit and go north on King. The Mexican Heritage Plaza will be on your right, just after you cross San Antonio.
Still have questions?
Email us at [email protected], or give us a call at (408) 294-6621.