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

    COVID-19 Health and Safety

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    COVID-19 health and safety

    Last updated 9/14/21

    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. Departera will be available on demand online for free from October 29 – November 30.

    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. 

     

    Vaccines

    • Proof of vaccination with matching photo ID is required for all audience members 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.
    • Only people 12 and over will be admitted.
    • If you are unable to be vaccinated, we invite you to watch Departera on demand online for free from October 29 – November 30.

     

    Masks

    • 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 as well. The only people you will see not wearing masks indoors will be fully vaccinated actors while they are performing.

     

    Box Office

    • To facilitate social distancing, we are selling reserved seats, rather than general admission. 
    • Every other row in the theater is blocked off for social distancing and two empty seats will be left between groups of patrons.
    • The first three rows of the theater are blocked off, so that every audience member is at least 12 feet away from our unmasked actors.
    • To ensure that everyone has the knowledge and time to prepare to comply with these policies, WE WILL NOT BE SELLING TICKETS ONSITE. All tickets must be purchased at least 4 hours prior to the performance, online at www.teatrovision.org/departera or by phone at 408-294-6621 x 0.
    • We understand that there is still a lot of uncertainty. Therefore, if you purchase tickets, full refunds are available at any time for any reason.
    • If you have purchased tickets and we have to turn you away because you are unable to comply with these COVID-19 safety policies, we will give you a full refund.

     

    At the Theater

    • There will be a trained COVID-19 Compliance Officer on site at all performances.
    • When you come to the theater, please be ready to show us your vaccine card, a photo of your vaccine card, or a digital vaccine record (which you can obtain at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov) along with a matching photo ID.
    • IF YOU CANNOT SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION, YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED AND WILL BE OFFERED A FULL REFUND.
    • We will admit patrons to the lobby and to the theater beginning half an hour before each performance. 
    • If you arrive and find you are not comfortable with your assigned 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 will not be selling concessions or merchandise and we will not have vendors in the lobby. Please use the lobby only as a pass-through and not as a gathering place.
    • During intermission, please gather in the outdoor Plaza, rather than in the lobby.

     

    Signage

    • 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!
    • Instead of printed programs, we’ll be posting QR codes so you can download a pdf of our program.

     

    Cleaning

    • The venue will clean and sanitize the lobby, house, and bathrooms before every performance.

     

    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 9/14/21

    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. Departera estará disponible por pedido en línea de forma gratuita del 29 de octubre al 30 de noviembre .

    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.

     

    Vacunas

    • Se requiere comprobante de vacunación con identificación para todos los miembros de la audiencia, 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 realización.
    • Solamente personas mayores de 12 años serán admitidas.
    • Si no puede vacunarse, lo invitamos a ver Departera a pedido en línea de forma gratuita desde el 29 de octubre hasta el 30 de noviembre.

     

    Cubrebocas

    • 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. Las únicas personas que verá sin cubrebocas en el interior serán los actores completamente vacunados mientras actúan.

     

    Taquilla

    • Para facilitar el distanciamiento social, estamos vendiendo asientos reservados, en lugar de la entrada general.
    • Cada dos filas en el teatro está bloqueada por distanciamiento social y se dejarán dos asientos vacíos entre grupos de asistentes.
    • Las primeras tres filas del teatro están bloqueadas, de modo que cada miembro de la audiencia esté al menos a 12 pies de distancia de nuestros actores quienes no usarán cubrebocas.
    • Para garantizar que todos tengan el conocimiento y el tiempo para prepararse para cumplir con estas políticas, NO VENDEREMOS ENTRADAS EN EL TEATRO. Todas las entradas deben comprarse al menos 4 horas antes de la función, en línea en www.teatrovision.org/departera o por teléfono al 408-294-6621 x 0.
    • Entendemos que todavía hay mucha incertidumbre. Por lo tanto, si compra boletos, los reembolsos completos están disponibles en cualquier momento y por cualquier motivo.
    • Si compró boletos y tenemos que rechazarlo porque no puede cumplir con estas políticas de seguridad de COVID-19, le reembolsaremos el monto total.

     

    En el Teatro

    • Habrá un Oficial de Cumplimiento COVID-19 capacitado en el sitio en todas las presentaciones.
    • Cuando venga al teatro, esté listo para mostrarnos su tarjeta de vacuna, una foto de su tarjeta de vacuna o un registro de vacuna digital (que puede obtener en myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov ) junto con una identificación con foto correspondiente.
    • SI NO PUEDE MOSTRAR COMPROBANTE DE VACUNACIÓN, NO SERÁ ADMITIDO Y SE LE OFRECERÁ UN REEMBOLSO COMPLETO.
    • Admitiremos clientes en el vestíbulo y en el teatro media hora antes de cada función.
    • Si llega y descubre que no se siente cómodo con su asiento asignado, 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.
    • Durante el intermedio, reúnase en la Plaza al aire libre, en lugar de en el vestíbulo.

     

    Letreros

    • 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!
    • En lugar de programas impresos, publicaremos códigos QR para que pueda descargar un pdf de nuestro programa.

     

    Limpieza

    • El lugar se limpiará y desinfectará el vestíbulo, la casa y los baños antes de cada función.

     

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

     


  • published Tardeada 2021 in Donate 2021-07-30 11:18:36 -0700

  • 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.
     
     
     
     

    MACARIO

     
    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.
     
     
     
     

    DEPARTERA

     
    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. 
     
     
     
     

    LA MUERTE BAILA

     
    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

    RAIZ, EL PULSO COMPARTIDO
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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

    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

    Español

    Silhouette of a young woman against the sky

     
    Esperanza Rising
    By Lynne Alvarez
    Music by Victor Zupanc
    Based on the Book by Pam Muñoz Ryan
    Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences

    Online access will be available May 7 - June 6, 2021 on demand

    Beginning May 7, you will be able to request a link to view Esperanza Rising. Links will expire in 72 hours.

    Performances are FREE, donations are gratefully accepted.

    This pre-recorded production is being created in compliance with State and County Social Distancing and Health regulations.

    It's 1929. When tragedy strikes 12-year-old Esperanza’s family, she has to leave her life of wealth and privilege in México for a migrant labor camp in California. In this strange new place, Esperanza learns about strength, hope, and perseverance. A classic coming-of-age story brought to life by a cast of 10- to 18-year-olds.

    Esperanza Rising is performed in English with Spanish and English closed captions.

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


    Silhouette of a young woman against the sky

     
    Esperanza Rising
    Escrita por Lynne Alvarez
    Música de Victor Zupanc
    Basada en el libro de Pam Muñoz Ryan
    Producida bajo un arreglo especial con Plays for Young Audiences

    Acceso en línea por pedido estará disponible del 7 de mayo al 6 de junio del 2021 

    A partir del 7 de mayo, podrá solicitar un enlace para ver Esperanza Renace. Los enlaces vencerán 72 horas después de su solicitud.

    Las presentaciones son GRATIS, las donaciones se aceptan con gratitud.

    Esta presentación pregrabada se está creando en conformidad con las regulaciones de Salud y Distanciamiento Social del Estado y del Condado.

    El año es 1929. Cuando una tragedia llega a la vida de Esperanza y su familia, ella tiene que dejar su vida de riqueza y privilegio en México, por un campo de trabajadores migrantes en California. En este lugar extraño, Esperanza aprende sobre su propia fortaleza, confianza y perseverancia. Esta es una  historia clásica traída al escenario por un elenco de jóvenes teatristas de entre 12 y 18 años.

    Esperanza Renace se presenta en inglés con supertítulos en español e inglés.

    ¿Preguntas? Puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected] o llamando al (408) 294-6621.


    Teatro Visión's operations and this production of Esperanza Rising are made possible, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José; SV Creates; the California Arts Council; Castellano Family Foundation; El Observador; La Oferta; Silicon Valley Community Foundation; Fleishhacker Foundation, Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation, and the School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza.
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    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.


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