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  • published Donate 2020-12-07 17:05:31 -0800

  • published Student matinees in Shows 2020-11-04 12:02:45 -0800

    Student matinees

     

    Bring teatro to your students at home and in the classroom

     
    Teatro Visión believes that culturally relevant theater is important to your students' education. Therefore, we are pleased to offer exclusive educational access to three of our recent past productions - Macario (2019), Departera (2018), and La Muerte Baila (2017).
     
    These productions are recommended for students in grade 4 and up.
     
    Our suggested price to access these videos is $5 per person, which helps us cover the costs of making these videos available. However, we know that many schools have little or no budget for arts experiences and it is important to us that money is not a barrier to access. If your school has the budget to pay $5 per person, thank you! If not, please pay what you can or request free access.
     
    Please note that access is limited to educational purposes for K-12 and college students.
     
     
    If you have questions, or need assistance, please email [email protected] or call (408) 294-6621 ext. 3.

    MACARIO

     
    adapted for the stage by Evelina Fernández with Teatro Visión
    based on the novel by B. Traven
    and the Academy Award nominated film
    original music by Russell Rodríguez
    original choreography by Maria de la Rosa
    stage direction by Rodrigo García
    music direction by Russell Rodríguez
    choreography by Samuel Cortez
    videography by Nicole Pérez - Cherry Pink Productions
     
    Teatro Visión’s Macario is a Día de Muertos celebration full of music, dance, spectacle, and inspiration. A poor woodcutter, whose sole dream in life is to experience a day without hunger, is caught at a crossroads when his dream comes true.
     
    Macario is performed in Spanish, with English or Spanish captions.
     
    Run time: 1 hour, 46 minutes
     
    This video of our 2019 production is accessible exclusively for educational use. You will receive a pdf study guide for Macario along with your viewing link.
     

    DEPARTERA

     
    World Premiere
    by Evelina Fernández with Teatro Visión
    original music by Russell Rodríguez
    directed by Elisa Marina Alvarado
    videography by Nicole Pérez - Cherry Pink Productions
     
    Inspired by real stories gathered from our community, Departera is a witty, modern take on Día de los Muertos, full of inspiring music, touching stories, and diverse characters.
     
    Departera is performed bilingually in English and Spanish, with English or Spanish captions.
     
    Run time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
     
    This video of our 2018 world premiere is accessible exclusively for educational use. 
     

    LA MUERTE BAILA

     
    an original Milagro Theater Día de Muertos production
    devised by Rebecca Martinez and the Milagro Theater Ensemble
    directed by Rodrigo García
    videography by Nicole Pérez - Cherry Pink Productions
     
    In this hilarious, musical take on the afterlife, los muertitos (the dead) can’t wait to get back to earth on Día de Muertos and La Muerte can’t wait to finally have a day to relax! But when one soul isn’t ready to go back, everyone’s holiday is in danger!
     
    La Muerte Baila is performed in Spanish, with English or Spanish captions.
     
    Run time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
     
    This video of our 2017 production is accessible exclusively for educational use. 
     

    How it works

     
    Clicking on the BOOK NOW links will take you to a form where you can register to access the video of MacarioDepartera, or La Muerte Baila for your students. 
     
    On the registration form, you will indicate whether you are able to pay the recommended price of $5 per person. You may use a credit card to pay online using a link in the registration form or you can choose to pay by check, in which case we will email you an invoice.
     
    After you register, usually within three days, we will send you a unique link. Please share this link ONLY with your students, as it will be good only for a limited number of views. The link will also expire at the end of the semester.
     
    Your unique link will take you to an Overture+ site where you and your students can watch the video. You may choose to have your students watch independently on their computer or tablet or, if you wish to watch it together in a Zoom classroom, you can share your screen from Overture+. You can turn on captions on the video by clicking the subtitles icon at the bottom of the video.
     
    If you have questions, or need assistance, please email [email protected] or call (408) 294-6621 ext. 3.

    More resources

     
    In addition to MacarioDepartera, and La Muerte Baila you can access video of our January 2020 production of Luz: A Shadow Play Inspired by Senior Stories on our website, as well as the accompanying study guide.
     
    Teatro Visión also offers a weekly livestream called La Hora del Mitote every Friday at 7:00pm on Facebook and YouTube, featuring conversations with artists, activists, and community members. Past episodes are all available on our website.

  • published La Hora del Mitote in Shows 2020-10-14 09:45:59 -0700

    La Hora del Mitote

    La Hora del Mitote is Teatro Visión's weekly livestream series, where you can meet local artists, activists, and community members.

    Join us every Friday at 7pm on Facebook or YouTube and chat your questions and comments to our guests.

    Past episodes


  • Una profunda y misteriosa conexión los impulsa a volver una y otra vez.

    Todos lo años poblaciones enteras de animales y especies vegetales se desplazan miles de kilómetros a través de océanos y continentes en un viaje muy preciso, no pueden perder el tiempo, deben llegar a destino en el momento justo. Una profunda y misteriosa conexión los impulsa a volver una y otra vez.

    La madre naturaleza es dueña de todo lo que habita en nuestro planeta. Las cosas más impresionantes suceden gracias a la perfección que el delicado pero majestuoso ciclo de la vida tiene para todo ser vivo y también para la materia inerte. Unos de esos ciclos épicos son sin duda, las migraciones del mundo animal y del mundo vegetal.

    Covid-19 y Migración.

    Cierre de fronteras como medidas de prevención, xenofobia y tratos discriminatorios.

    En medio de la emergencia por el nuevo coronavirus en el mundo, los refugiados, desplazados y solicitantes de asilo son población vulnerable. Algunos ni siquiera tienen dónde vivir como para cumplir las órdenes de cuarentena  y otros están en campamentos atiborrados de personas, donde es imposible un aislamiento seguro. Para completar, en un alto porcentaje de los refugios el agua, vital para evitar el contagio, es escasa. Para ellos la guerra y la persecución continúan. 

    "Imaginen que el contagio del coronavirus se extiende por Europa de manera incontrolada mientras que en el continente africano, por las condiciones climáticas, no tiene incidencia. Aterradas, las familias europeas escaparían de la enfermedad de manera histérica, camino de la frontera africana. Tratarían de cruzar el mar por el Estrecho, se lanzarían en embarcaciones precarias desde las islas griegas y la costa turca. Perseguidos por la sombra de una nueva peste mortal tratarían de ponerse a salvo, urgidos por la necesidad. Pero al llegar a la costa africana, las mismas vallas que ellos levantaron, los mismos controles violentos y las fronteras más inexpugnables invertirían el poder de freno. Las fuerzas del orden norteafricanas dispararían contra los occidentales sin piedad, les gritarían: vete a tu casa, déjanos en paz, no queremos tu enfermedad, tu miseria, tu necesidad. Si los guionistas quisieran extremar la crueldad, permitirían que algunos europeos, guiados por las mafias extorsionadoras, alcanzaran destinos africanos, y allí los encerrarían en cuarentenas inhóspitas, donde serían despojados de sus pertenencias, de sus afectos, de su dignidad." - David Trueba


  • published De Honduras al infinito in Raíces Blog 2019-11-12 16:02:20 -0800

    De Honduras al infinito

     
     
     
    Es un cuento creado por Carolina Pimentel y Merced “Lobo” en el 2015, que aborda el viaje de los niños migrantes a través del teatro de papel y el teatro de juguete.
     
    Actualmente este espectáculo de pequeño formato e itinerante se ha convertido en un punto de encuentro con las comunidades migrantes relacionadas con el proyecto Raíces: El Libro de los caminos.

  • published La Quinta Teatro's Salomón Santiago in Raíces Blog 2019-08-09 20:09:14 -0700

  • published La Quinta Teatro's Viridiana Mendoza in Raíces Blog 2019-08-09 20:07:00 -0700

  • published La Quinta Teatro's Carolina Pimentel in Raíces Blog 2019-08-09 20:06:06 -0700

  • published La Quinta Teatro's Merced García in Raíces Blog 2019-08-09 20:04:05 -0700

  • published Raíces Blog in Raíces: el libro de los caminos 2019-08-09 19:51:26 -0700

    Raíces Blog

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  • published Introduction in Raíces Blog 2019-04-08 11:26:55 -0700

    Introduction

    Follow this blog to keep up to date with Teatro Visión's progress creating Raíces: El libro de los caminos / Roots:The Book of Journeys, a new work of theater we're creating with La Quinta Teatro with funding from a Hewlett Foundation 50 Arts Commission. 


  • published Macario in New Work 2018-12-05 08:51:25 -0800

    Macario

    As envisioned by Teatro Visión's Founding Artistic Director Elisa Marina Alvarado and our nationally renowned team of commissioned artists, Teatro Visión’s Macario marries elements of spectacle, music, and dance in culturally authentic and visually exciting ways. Bringing Macario to the stage was a decade-long effort for Elisa, who worked for over three years to secure the rights to adapt the story, eventually being granted exclusive permission to do so by the family members of author B. Traven. 
     
    Set in the Viceregal era, when Mexico was still New Spain, the parable-like story of Macario features three spirits who attempt to persuade the title character, Macario, to reflect on his choices when he comes into the fortune of getting a full turkey to eat. It is a work steeped in history that has become part of the fabric of Mexican culture. Adapted from the original novel in 1960, Macario became the first film from Mexico to be nominated for an Academy Award.
     
    Teatro Visión worked for more than a year with award-winning playwright Evelina Fernández to complete the Macario script and bilingual translation, in a creative process that included exploration of the novel’s themes through individual interviews with 23 residents of the Mayfair community of East San José and dialogues with organizations working to address hunger and access to healthy food in Silicon Valley. Composer Dr. Russell Rodríguez crafted a cycle of original music for the production and original choreography was created by Maria de la Rosa, one of the founding members of local dance company Los Lupeños de San José. The development process included screenings of the film, exploratory workshops, and script readings, all open to the community.
     
    Teatro Visión produced the world premiere of Macario in October 2013, then remounted the production in October 2014, 2015, and 2016. Look for Macario to return to our stage in October 2019.
     

    Macario 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.jpgOriginal production Director and former Teatro Visión Artistic Director 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. 


  • published Collaborative Poetry in New Work 2018-12-05 08:50:58 -0800

    Collaborative Poetry

    In the fall of 2017 Teatro Visión worked with poet Yosimar Reyes to create nine original poems related to the themes of our production of La Muerte Baila, devised by Rebecca Martinez and the Milagro Theater Ensemble. Yosimar wrote a series of fill-in-the-blank prompts, which Teatro Visión distributed in our community through mail, email, social media, and at in-person events. 

    More than 400 people responded to the prompts. Using those responses, Yosimar wrote nine poems. One of these poems was read from the stage at each performance of La Muerte Baila in October 2017.


    Read all nine poems.

    The collaborative poetry project was made possible by a grant from the City of San José Office of Cultural Affairs as part of the Creating Connection initiative.


    About Yosimar Reyes

    Yosimar Reyes is the artist in residence at Define American, a media and culture organization dedicated to shifting the conversation surrounding immigration and identity in a changing America. He is a nationally acclaimed poet, educator, performance artist, and public speaker. Born in Guerrero, Mexico, and raised in East San Jose, California, Reyes explores the themes of migration and sexuality in his work.


  • published Work with Teatro Visión in Get Involved 2018-09-22 15:50:02 -0700

    Work with Teatro Visión

    Teatro Visión is not currently hiring for any year-round positions, but we are always happy to meet new actors, designers, directors, musicians, and other members of our community who are interested in working with Teatro Visión.

    To introduce yourself, please email Production Manager Dianne Vega with your resume, headshot, design website, or any other relevant information.


  • Luz: A Shadow Play Inspired by Senior Stories

    Luz: A Shadow Play Inspired by Senior Stories was created from the real stories of seniors and elders in our community. We are grateful for the trust and courage they showing in sharing their stories with us. We honor their contributions to our community.

    In 2018, Teatro Visión teamed up with local playwright Cristal González Avila to create more intergenerational connections in our community. Cristal gathered stories from seniors and elders in our community and created nine 1-minutes plays. We debuted one of these plays at each performance of Departera in October 2018. Audience members at Departera were invited to leave a note at a kiosk in the lobby to let the seniors who so generously shared their stories know that their stories were heard and appreciated.

    Cristal then expanded these stories into a new play entitled Luz: A Shadow Play Inspired by Senior Stories, which premiered in January 2020 to a sold out audience. 

    The next step of this project will be to create a portable version that will be available for performances at community venues like schools and senior centers.


    Watch Luz: A Shadow Play Inspired by Senior Stories

    Download the study guide for Luz: A Shadow Play Inspired by Senior Stories.


    Read the 1-minute plays and audience responses.

    This project was made possible by an Audience Engagement Project Grant and an X Factor Grant from Silicon Valley Creates.

     


    About Cristal González Avila

    A company member with El Teatro Campesino and Baktun12, Cristal González Avila is a first generation Chicana actress, playwright, poet and director from Watsonville, CA. She holds a B.A in Theater Arts from San Jose University and is a Reed Award recipient for Excellence in Acting and Oral Interpretation. Her recent work includes "La Sombra" (The Shadow) a solo performance, a full length play PIERNAS: The Story Between Our Legs, and her book of poetry Sombra Mia (January 2019).


  • published Youth Production in Youth 2017-07-23 00:28:57 -0700

    Youth Production

    Watch this page for updates coming soon about our 2021 youth production. 

     

    Questions? Email us at [email protected] or call us at (408) 294-6621.
     
    ¿Preguntas? Puede por correo electrónico a [email protected] o llamando al (408) 294-6621.

  • published Youth 2017-07-23 00:25:51 -0700

    Youth Programs

     
     
    Teatro Visión ensures the future of Chicanx theater through our youth programs that train the next generation of teatristas – skilled actors who are committed to culture-based, bilingual theater.
     
     
     
    Questions? Email us at [email protected] or call us at (408) 294-6621.

     
    Teatro Visión asegura el futuro del teatro Chicanx a través de nuestros programas para jóvenes que entrenan a la nueva generación de teatristas - actores y actrices calificados y comprometidos con el teatro bilingϋe con base en nuestra cultura.
     
     
     
    ¿Preguntas? Puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected] o llamando al (408) 294-6621.

  • published Shows 2017-07-22 22:47:27 -0700

    Shows

    Due to the uncertainly caused by COVID-19, Teatro Visión is planning for shows one at a time. Please keep checking back here for the latest updates.


    La Hora del Mitote

    La Hora del Mitote is Teatro Visión's weekly livestream series, where you can meet local artists, activists, and community members.

    Join us every Friday at 7pm on Facebook or YouTube and chat your questions and comments to our guests.


    Questions? Email us at [email protected] or call us at (408) 294-6621.
     
    ¿Preguntas? Puede por correo electrónico a [email protected] o llamando al (408) 294-6621.

  • published Ticket Pricing Policy in Tickets 2017-07-22 19:03:01 -0700

    Ticket Pricing Policy

    Choose Your Own Price Tickets

     
    No matter what price you choose to pay, you get the same general admission ticket and you see the same exciting show.
     
    Welcome to the theater - $10
    If you don't have much cash to spare, Teatro Visión is for you!
     
    RECOMMENDED: Regular ticket price - $20
    This is our standard ticket price - though it doesn't cover all the costs of producing our shows.
     
    Full event cost - $30
    This is how much every member of the audience would have to pay to cover the costs of our productions.
     
    Arts patron - $40
    If you can afford to pay a little more - THANK YOU! This makes it possible for someone else to pay a little less.
     
    Questions? Email us at [email protected] or call us at (408) 294-6621.
     

    Elija el precio de su boleto

     
    No importa el precio que decida pagar, usted tendrá el mismo boleto de admisión general a tan exitosa obra.
     
    Bienvenidos al teatro - $10
    Si no tienes mucho efectivo para gastar ¡Teatro Visión es para ti!
     
    RECOMENDADO: Precio regular - $20
    Este es nuestro boleto a precio regular – aunque no cubre el costo de producir nuestras obras.
     
    Precio completo - $30
    Esto es lo que cada miembro pagaría para cubrir el costo de nuestras producciones.
     
    Mecenas - $40
    Si puedes pagar un poquito más - ¡GRACIAS! Esto hace posible que otras personas puedan pagar un poco menos.
     
    ¿Preguntas? Envíenos un correo electrónico a [email protected] o llámenos al (408) 294-6621.

  • published Past Productions in About 2017-03-30 11:07:49 -0700

    Past Productions

    Teatro Visión has been creating visionary Chicanx/Latinx theater in San José for more than three decades. Here is a look back at our past productions.

    LA MUERTE BAILA an original Milagro Theater Día de los Muertos production devised by Rebecca Martinez and the Milagro Theater Ensemble, October 2020

    LUZ: A SHADOW PLAY INSPIRED BY SENIOR STORIES by Cristal González Avila, January 2020

    THE TRANSITION OF DOODLE PEQUENO by Gabriel Jason Dean, March 2019

    DEPARTERA by Evelina Fernández with Teatro Visión, October 2018

    THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET adapted for the stage by Amy Ludwig from The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, May 2018

    LA MUERTE BAILA an original Milagro Theater Día de los Muertos production devised by Rebecca Martinez and the Milagro Theater Ensemble, October 2017

    MACARIO by B. Traven, Adapted by Evelina Fernández with Teatro Visión, October 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2019

    SOLITUDE by Evelina Fernández, Directed by José Luis Valenzuela, Produced by Latino Theater Company (Los Angeles), February 2012

    BLESS ME, ULTIMA, by Rudolfo Anaya, Directed by Elisa Marina Alvarado, March 2011

    PERLA by Leonard Madrid, Directed by Elisa Marina Alvarado, May 2010

    TAKING FLIGHT by Adriana Sevan, February 2010

    GHOSTS OF THE RIVER by Octavio Solis, Directed by Larry Reed, October 2009

    THE WOMAN WHO FELL FROM THE SKY by Victor Hugo Rascón Banda, January-February 2009

    LA CASA EN MANGO STREET by Sandra Cisneros, Adapted by Amy Ludwig with translation by Elena Poniatowska, October 2008

    HERO by Luis Alfaro, April 2008

    SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS by Jose Rivera, January 2008

    VISITOR'S GUIDE TO ARIVACA (MAP NOT TO SCALE) by Evangeline Ordaz, October 2007

    BODAS DE SANGRE (BLOOD WEDDING) by Federico García Lorca, April-May 2007

    DOG LADY/EVENING STAR by Milcha Sanchez-Scott, November-December 2006

    LA VICTIMA by Teatro de la Esperanza, October 2006

    THE COOK by Eduardo Machado, May 2006

    ELECTRICIDAD by Luis Alfaro, March-April 2006

    ¡CANTINFLAS! written and performed by Herbert Sigüenza (Culture Clash), October 2005

    SANTOS & SANTOS by Octavio Solís, May 2005

    4 GUYS NAMED JOSÉ Y UN MUJER NAMED MARÍA by David Coffman and Dolores Prida, December 2004

    REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josefína Lopez, October 2004

    DRIVE MY COCHE by Roy Conboy, May 2004

    BOXCAR by Sylvia Gonzalez and Teatro Visión, March 2004

    CHILEAN HOLIDAY by Guillermo Reyes, October 2003

    LADY FROM HAVANA by Luis Santeiro, May 2003

    CONJUNTO by Oliver Mayer, March 2003

    LA POSADA MÁGICA by Octavio Solis, December 2002

    FEFU AND HER FRIENDS by Maria Irene Fornés, March 2002

    VIEQUES by Jorge González, December 2001

    HEROES AND SAINTS by Cherrie Moraga, October 2001

    THE KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN by Manuel Puig, March 2001

    LA POSADA MÁGICA by Octavio Solis, Music by Hawkeye Herman, December 2000

    LA NONA by Roberto M. Cossa, English Translation by Raul Moncada, October 2000

    WHEN EL CUCUI WALKS by Roy Conboy, May 2000

    THE TRUE HISTORY OF COCA COLA IN MEXICO by Aldo Velasco and Patrick Scott, February 2000

    HARVEST MOON by José Cruz González, October 1999

    ROSITA'S JALAPEÑO KITCHEN by Rodrigo Duarte Clarke, May 1999

    LA CASA EN MANGO STREET by Sandra Cisneros, Adapted by Amy Ludwig, February 1999

    LA CARPA AZTLAN PRESENTS: I DON'T SPEAK ENGLISH ONLY by Antonio García, September 1998

    SPIRIT DANCING by José Cruz González, June 1998

    REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josefina López, March 1998

    ¡NO SE PAGA! ¡NO SE PAGA! by Dario Fo, 1997

    SANTOS & SANTOS by Octavio Solís, August 1997

    LA VÍCTIMA by Teatro de la Esperanza, September 1996

    OUR LADY OF THE TORILLA by Luis Santiero, January 1996

    GOOD GRIEF LOLITA! by Wilma Bonet, September 1995

    ROSARIO'S BARRIO by Rodrigo Duarte Clarke, June 1995

    THE LAST ANGRY BROWN HAT by Alfredo Ramos, September 1994

    LAS NUEVAS TAMALERAS by Alicia Mena, January 1994

    NOVENAS NARATIVAS Y OFRENDAS NUEVOMEXICANOS by Denise Chaves, 1993

    FOOD FOR THE DEAD by Josefina López, May 1993

    ROOSTERS by Milcha Sanchez-Scott, 1992

    EL ORO DE LOS QUINTEROS AÑOS by Arturo Gomez, Jaime Avarado, & Denis Marks with Teatro Visión, 1992

    HOW ELSE AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW I'M STILL ALIVE? by Evelina Fernández, 1991

    BRUJERÍAS by Rodrigo Duarte Clarke, 1991

    SOLDADO RAZO by Luis Valdez, 1991

    BUY! BUY! NAVIDAD! by Manuel Pickett, adapted by Lalo Cervantes with Teatro Visión, 1991

    CONVERSATIONS WITH MY GRANDMOTHER MARTHA (MGM) by Edit Villareal, 1991

    BRUJERÍAS by Rodrigo Duarte Clarke, 1991

    ¡NO SE PAGA! ¡NO SE PAGA! by Dario Fo, 1988

    IMMIGRATION ACTOS by Teatro Visión, 1985

    IMAGES OF DECEIT by Anita Quintanilla, Adapted by Teatro Huipil, 1984



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