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  • published Raíces: el libro de los caminos in Shows 2022-05-31 20:56:14 -0700

    Raíces: El libro de los caminos / Roots: The Book of Journeys


    Teatro Visión and La Quinta Teatro present

    Raíces: el libro de los caminos logo

    A world premiere created with community in California and México
    by La Quinta Teatro and Teatro Visión
    music by Guillermo Galindo

    Raíces: el libro de los caminos is a brand new spectacle inspired in the tradition of street theater, and created with input from hundreds of community members, that explores migration as a boundless journey. A story told through movement, costume, props, and music, Raíces: el libro de los caminos will take audiences of all ages, languages, and cultures on a magical journey like no other.


    In person

    Mexican Heritage Plaza
    1700 Alum Rock Ave., San José, CA 95116

    In the indoor theater

    July 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16, 2022 @ 8pm
    General admission seating
    Choose your own price tickets $10-$40
    *Attendees must wear a mask in all indoor spaces.*
    *Proof of vaccination AND booster, with matching photo ID, is required for all audience members at indoor performances.*
    *Read our full COVID-19 safety policy at www.teatrovision.org/covid.*
    Purchase tickets

    In the outdoor plaza

    July 10 & 17, 2022 @ 6pm
    *Masks and vaccinations are strongly recommended but not required for attendees at outdoor performances.*
    *Read our full COVID-19 safety policy at www.teatrovision.org/covid.*
    Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect. RSVP does not guarantee a seat. This is a casual outdoor event with standing room as well as some general admission seating.
    RSVP for July 17


    On demand 

    online and on CreaTV
    August 1 – 31, 2022


    Questions? Please email us at [email protected] or call us at (408) 294-6621.

    Teatro Visión y La Quinta Teatro presentan

    Raíces: el libro de los caminos logo

    Un estreno mundial creado con la comunidad en California y México
    por La Quinta Teatro y Teatro Visión
    música de Guillermo Galindo

    Raíces: el libro de los caminos es un espectáculo completamente nuevo inspirado en la tradición del teatro a cielo abierto y creado con el aporte de cientos de miembros de la comunidad, que explora la migración como un viaje sin límites. Una historia contada a través del movimiento, el vestuario, la utilería, el movimiento y la música, Raíces: el libro de los caminos llevará al público de todas las edades, idiomas y culturas en un viaje mágico como ningún otro.


    En persona

    Plaza de la Herencia Mexicana
    1700 Alum Rock Ave., San José, CA 95116

    En el teatro

    7, 8, 9, 14, 15 y 16 de julio de 2022 @ 8pm
    Asientos de admisión general
    Elija su propio precio de boletos $ 10- $ 40
    *Los asistentes deben llevar mascarilla en todos los espacios interiores.*
    *Se requiere una prueba de vacunación y de refuerzo, con un documento de identidad correspondiente, para todos los miembros del público en los espectáculos en interiores.*
    *Lea nuestra política de seguridad de COVID-19 en www.teatrovision.org/covid.*
    Comprar boletos

    En la plaza al aire libre

    10 y 17 de julio de 2022 @ 6pm
    *Se recomienda el uso prioritario de cubrebocas y vacunas, pero no son obligatorias para los asistentes a las presentaciones al aire libre.*
    * Lea nuestra política de seguridad de COVID-19 en www.teatrovision.org/covid.*
    Confirme su asistencia para que sepamos cuántas personas esperar. Su confirmación no garantiza un asiento. Este es un evento informal al aire libre con espacio para estar de pie, así como algunos asientos de admisión general.
    en línea y en CreaTV
    1 al 31 de agosto de 2022


    ¿Preguntas? Envíenos un correo electrónico a [email protected] o llámenos al (408) 294-6621.

    Raices: el libro de los caminos is created with funding from a Hewlett Foundation 50 Arts Commission; The Map Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature of Mexico; Mosaik Philanthropy; and a grant from the City of San José.

    Hewlett Foundation logoMAP Fund logoCity of San José logoCity of San José Office of Cultural Affairs logoMosaik Philanthropy logo


    Teatro Visión’s operations are supported, in part, by the County of Santa Clara; WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation); National Endowment for the Arts; a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José; SV Creates; Castellano Family Foundation; El Observador; Silicon Valley Community Foundation; Fleishhacker Foundation; Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation; Heritage Bank of Commerce; and the School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza.

    Santa Clara County logoCity of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs logoCity of San Jose logoSilicon Valley Creates logoCastellano Family Foundation logoEl Observador logoSilicon Valley Community Foundation logoFleishhacker Foundation logoLeo M. Shortino Family Foundation logoHeritage Bank of Commerce logoSchool of Arts and Culture logo

  • published COVID-19 Health and Safety in Shows 2021-09-17 14:59:12 -0700

    COVID-19 Health and Safety


    COVID-19 health and safety

    Last updated May 31, 2022

    At Teatro Visión, our community is at the heart of our mission and our art. So, as we return to live performances, we are doing everything we can to protect the health and safety of our community. 

    Before you come to any of our live events, please read these policies and be sure that you are comfortable adhering to them. We are putting these policies in place, along with dozens of other theater companies in the Bay Area, for the protection of all of our patrons, staff, and artists. You can read more about this coalition of theater companies on the Theatre Bay Area website at www.theatrebayarea.org/page/bayareasafe

    If, for any reason, you do not wish to comply with these policies, or if you are not comfortable attending live events, we encourage you to continue to enjoy our virtual programming and on demand performances.

    Note: These policies may change as the pandemic and government guidelines evolve. In addition, we may have to cancel performances if a company member becomes ill or if the pandemic worsens in our area. Please make sure that you are signed up for our email newsletter and are following us on social media so we can keep you informed. 





    • Proof of vaccination with matching photo ID is required for all audience members at indoor performances with no exceptions. A negative COVID-19 test is not acceptable as a substitute for vaccination. All doses of the vaccine must have been administered at least two weeks before the performance.
    • Proof of a booster shot is required for all audience members at indoor performances if it has been more than 6 months from the date of your second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or more than 3 months from the date of your single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Because boosters are now recommended by the CDC everyone age 5 and up, this requirement also applies to children.
    • Children under 5 will not be admitted to indoor performances. Because children under 5 are not eligible to be vaccinated, we are unable to admit them to our indoor performances.


    • Vaccinations are not required for outdoor performances but we encourage everyone who is able to be vaccinated to protect their health and their community by getting vaccinated. Vaccines are safe, effective, and free to everyone age 5 and up. Visit covid19.sccgov.org/covid-19-vaccine-information to find a vaccination site near you.





    • Be prepared to wear a mask at all times in all indoor spaces. If you forget your mask, we will have disposable masks available.
    • Your mask must be at least 2 layers, fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin, fit snugly against the sides of the face, and be secured with ties or ear loops. Neck gaiters, face shields, bandanas, open-chin designs, and face coverings with valves, mesh, or holes of any kind are NOT acceptable.
    • All of our staff and volunteers will be wearing masks in indoor spaces as well. The only people you will see not wearing masks indoors will be fully vaccinated actors while they are performing.


    • Masks are recommended but not required at outdoor performances.


    At the Theater

    • There will be a trained COVID-19 Compliance Officer on site at all indoor performances.
    • When you come to the theater for an indoor performance, please be sure that everyone in your party is ready to show us their vaccine card, a photo of their vaccine card, or a digital vaccine record (which you can obtain at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov) along with a matching photo ID.
    • Children under 18 are not required to show photo ID, but must still show their vaccine record.
    • If you arrive at an indoor performance and find you are not comfortable with your seat, please let us know and we will attempt to reseat you if possible. 


    In the Lobby

    • Usually, we love to fill our lobby with color and fun, but in order to discourage gathering, we are not currently offering concessions or merchandise or having vendors in the lobby. Please use the lobby only as a pass-through and not as a gathering place.



    • Expect to see a lot of signs about masks, hand-washing, and other COVID-19 safety things. We all need to help each other to stay safe and healthy!


    If you have any other questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected] or call us at (408) 294-6621. 

    COVID-19 salud y seguridad

    Última actualización del 31 de mayo de 2022

    En Teatro Visión, nuestra comunidad está en el corazón de nuestra misión y nuestro arte. Por lo cual, al regresar a las presentaciones en vivo, estamos haciendo todo lo posible para proteger la salud y la seguridad de nuestra comunidad.

    Antes de asistir a cualquiera de nuestros eventos en vivo, lea estas políticas y asegúrese de que se siente cómodo cumpliéndolas. Estamos implementando estas políticas, junto con docenas de otras compañías de teatro en el Área de la Bahía, para la protección de todos nuestros clientes, personal y artistas. Puede leer más sobre esta coalición de compañías de teatro en el sitio web de Theatre Bay Area en www.theatrebayarea.org/page/bayareasafe .

    Si, por cualquier razón, no desea cumplir con estas políticas, o si no se siente cómodo asistiendo a eventos en vivo, le animamos a seguir disfrutando de nuestra programación virtual y de las presentaciones en línea. 

    Nota: Estas políticas pueden cambiar a medida que evolucionen las pautas gubernamentales y la pandemia. Además, es posible que tengamos que cancelar funciones si un miembro de la compañía se enferma o si la pandemia empeora en nuestra área. Asegúrese de estar suscrito a nuestro boletín informativo por correo electrónico y de seguirnos en las redes sociales para que podamos mantenerlo informado.





    • Se requiere comprobante de vacunación con identificación para todos los miembros de la audiencia en presentaciones en el interior, sin excepciones. Una prueba de COVID-19 negativa no es aceptable como sustituto de la vacunación. Todas las dosis de la vacuna deben haberse administrado al menos dos semanas antes de la función.
    • Se requiere prueba de haber recibido su dosis de refuerzo para todos los miembros de la audiencia en presentaciones en el interior si han pasado más de 6 meses desde la fecha de su segunda dosis de la vacuna Moderna o Pfizer o más de 3 meses desde la fecha de su dosis única de la vacuna Johnson & Johnson. Debido a que los CDC ahora recomiendan refuerzos para todas las personas de 5 años en adelante, este requisito también se aplica a los niños.
    • Los niños menores de 5 años no serán admitidos en las funciones en el interior. Debido a que los niños menores de 5 años no son elegibles para ser vacunados, no podemos admitirlos en nuestras presentaciones bajo techo.

    Al aire libre

    • No se requieren vacunas para las presentaciones al aire libre, pero alentamos a todos los que puedan vacunarse a proteger su salud y la de su comunidad vacunándose. Las vacunas son seguras, efectivas y gratuitas para todas las personas mayores de 5 años. Visite covid19.sccgov.org/covid-19-vaccine-information para encontrar un sitio de vacunación cerca de usted.





    • Esté preparado para usar cubrebocas en todo momento en todos los espacios interiores. Si olvida su cubrebocas, tendremos cubrebocas desechables disponibles.
    • Su cubrebocas debe tener al menos 2 capas, cubrir completamente la nariz y la boca y asegurarse debajo de la barbilla, ajustarse cómodamente a los lados de la cara y asegurarse con lazos o presillas para las orejas. NO se aceptan polainas para el cuello, protectores faciales, bandanas, diseños de mentón abierto y cubiertas faciales con válvulas, mallas o agujeros de cualquier tipo.
    • Todo nuestro personal y voluntarios también usarán cubrebocas en los espacios interiores. Las únicas personas que verá sin cubrebocas en el interior serán los actores completamente vacunados mientras actúan.

    Al aire libre

    • Se recomiendan cubrebocas, pero no se requieren en las presentaciones al aire libre.


    En el Teatro

    • Habrá un Oficial de Cumplimiento COVID-19 capacitado en el sitio en todas las presentaciones en el interior.
    • Cuando venga al teatro para una presentación en el interior, asegúrese de que todos los miembros de su grupo estén listos para mostrarnos su tarjeta de vacunas, una foto de su tarjeta de vacunas o un registro digital de vacunas (que puede obtener en myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov) junto con una identificación con foto correspondiente.
    • Los niños menores de 18 años no están obligados a mostrar una identificación con foto, pero aún deben mostrar su registro de vacunas.
    • Si llega a una presentación en el interior y descubre que no se siente cómodo con su asiento, háganoslo saber e intentaremos reasignarle otro asiento si es posible.


    En el Vestíbulo

    • Por lo general, nos encanta llenar nuestro vestíbulo de color y diversión, pero para desalentar las reuniones, no venderemos concesiones ni mercadería y no tendremos vendedores en el vestíbulo. Utilice el vestíbulo solo como paso y no como lugar de reunión.



    • Espere ver muchos letreros sobre cubrebocas, lavado de manos y otras formas de protección contra el COVID-19. ¡Todos necesitamos ayudarnos unos a otros para mantenernos seguros y saludables!


    Si tiene alguna otra pregunta o inquietud, envíenos un correo electrónico a [email protected] o llámenos al (408) 294-6621.


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

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

    Student matinees

    A row of actors raising their hands to take a bow


    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.


    A group of actors and a large skull puppet in 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.


    A group of actors dance in 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. 


    A row of actors wearing skull makeup raise their arms to take a bow
    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.

  • 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 livestream series, where you can meet local artists, activists, and community members.

    Be sure to follow us on Facebook and YouTube to hear about upcoming episodes.


    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

    A performer holds a placard in front of a bicycle with a large basket on it
    A performer standing in the middle of a crowded semi-circle audience members in a large exhibition hall
    A group of children smiling and cheering
    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


    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


    Scene from Macario - Macario and his wife stand in front of a fabric forest dropAs 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. 
    Scene from Macario - dancers holding chains of paper flowers dance in front of large skeleton puppetsSet 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.
    Scene from Macario - Macario kneels while three of his children gather around himTeatro 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, 2016, and 2019.

    Macario Artists

    Headshot of Russell RodríguezComposer 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.

    Headshot of Evelina FernándezPlaywright 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 Marina Alvarado, seated, with her hands on her kneeOriginal 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

    Fill in the blank prompts, \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.

    #408Creates logoThe 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.

    Headshot of Yosimar Reyes

    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 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. 

    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.

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


    Headshot of Cristal González Avila

    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 Strategic Plan in About 2021-07-02 11:22:54 -0700

    Strategic Plan

    Teatro Visión's current strategic plan covers the year 2021-22 through 2023-24. The major goals outlined in the plan are 1) Strengthen Teatro Visión’s year-round presence in our local community and 2) Continue to create and pursue innovative projects and programs.

    Read the full 2022-2024 Strategic Plan

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

    Youth Production


    A group of young actors in Teatro Visión The Transition of Doodle Pequeño


    Becoming (MAR)

    Saturday, February 12 & Sunday, February 13, 2022

    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    A new work by local playwright Maribel Martínez, Becoming (MAR) is a bilingual story of the importance of self-acceptance and the powerful medicine that is carried by ancestral teachings. When 9-year-old Mariela's performance at a school talent show goes wrong, she wishes not to be different anymore. Transported to the In Between, the land of the ancestors, she meets a sassy owl, an emotional tortoise, a singing prairie dog, an honorable snake, and a mischievous centipede.


    Teatro Visión is seeking young non-Equity actors, ages 10 to 18, of all genders for various roles.

    Wilma Bonet
    April 7-10, 2022
    February 19, 2022
    Stage experience
    Bilingual preferred

    Auditions will be by appointment only. Please contact Dianne Vega.

    [email protected]

    All participants must be fully vaccinated.



    Becoming (MAR)

    Sábado, 12 de febrero y domingo, 13 de febrero, 2022

    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Una nueva obra de la dramaturga local Maribel Martínez, Becoming (MAR) es una historia bilingüe sobre la importancia de la autoaceptación y la poderosa medicina que llevan las enseñanzas ancestrales. Cuando la presentación de Mariela, de 9 años, en el show de talento de la escuela sale mal, ella desea no seguir siendo diferente. Transportada al lnBetween, la tierra de los antepasados, conoce a un pícaro búho, una tortuga emocional, un perrito de las praderas que canta, una serpiente honorable y un ciempiés travieso.


    Teatro Visión busca teatristas de todos los géneros, de 10 a 18 años, non-Equity para varios roles.

    Wilma Bonet
    19 de febrero de 2022
    Experiencia escénica
    De preferencia bilingüe

    Las audiciones serán con cita solamente.

    Favor de contactar a Dianne Vega.

    [email protected]

    Todos los participantes deben estar completamente vacunados.

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

    Youth Programs

    A line of youth performers and adult directors and crew on stage after a performance of The Transition of Doodle Pequeño
    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.

    A line of youth actors stand across the front of the stage during a scene from The House on Mango Street
    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.