Leigh Henderson

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


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. 

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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.

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Working at Teatro Visión

Teatro Visión is not currently hiring for any year-round staff positions, but we are always eager to meet artists and production personnel interested in working on our shows or classes. If you would like to be considered, please send us a resume and a cover letter telling us a little about yourself and your interest in Teatro Visión to teatro@teatrovision.org.
Teatro Visión is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
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Senior Stories

Teatro Visión teamed up with local playwright Cristal González 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 is now working on the next phase of the Senior Stories project, developing the senior stories into a longer, portable performance piece.

Read all nine plays and audience responses.

The Senior Stories project is 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 Doodle Pequeño in Shows 2018-07-31 19:57:46 -0700

The Transition of Doodle Pequeño


The Transition of Doodle Pequeño

by Gabriel Jason Dean

A magical story for all ages about gender identity, courage, and friendship. 

March 28-31, 2019
Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San José, CA 95116
$10-$40 choose your own price tickets
To purchase tickets by phone, call 1-800-838-3006 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Spanish language operators available.
It’s Halloween and Doodle Pequeño wants to go trick-or-treating. But he’s new in town. His only friend is a sassy imaginary talking goat named Valencia. Then Doodle befriends Reno, a spirited boy who likes to wear dresses. Together, Doodle and Reno deal with insults, bullies, and a troll with a pumpkin tree and stand up for Reno’s right to be who he is.
Don't miss our cast of young performers age 12- 18 as they bring this magical story to life.
The Transition of Doodle Pequeño is performed in English with Spanish supertitles.
Seating is General Admission. Perfect for the whole family.

ASL interpretation will be provided at the Saturday, March 30 @ 7pm performance. Click here for a downloadable flyer.

Thursday 7pm Friday 7pm Saturday 2pm & 7pm Sunday 2pm
March 28 March 29 March 30 March 31

Downloadable study guide

Questions? Email us at Teatro@TeatroVision.org or call us at (408) 294-6621.


La Transición de Doodle Pequeño

de Gabriel Jason Dean
28-31 de marzo de 2019
Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San José, CA 95116
$10-$40 elige el precio de tu boleto
Para comprar boletos por teléfono, llamar al 1-800-838-3006 24 horas del día, 7 días a la semana. Hay personas disponibles para ayudarle en español.
Es Halloween y Doodle Pequeño quiere salir a pedir dulces, pero en su nuevo vecindario su única amiga es una pícara chiva parlante llamada Valencia. Después Doodle se hace amigo de Reno, un vivaz chico a quien le gustan los vestidos. Juntos, Doodle y Reno enfrentan los insultos de unos busca pleitos pero un trol con un árbol de calabazas defiende el derecho de Reno de ser quien es.
No te pierdas este elenco de jóvenes teatristas de entre 12 y 18 años.
Le Transición de Doodle Pequeño se presenta en inglés con supertítulos en español.
Los lugares son Admisión General. Perfecto para toda la familia.
jeuves 7pm viernes 7pm sábado 2pm & 7pm domingo 2pm
28 de marzo 29 de marzo 30 de marzo 31 de marzo
¿Preguntas? Contáctenos por correo electrónico a Teatro@TeatroVision.org o llamando al (408) 294-6621.

This project is made possible by support from Santa Clara County and the California Arts Council.
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Teatro Visión is proud to stand with an overwhelming majority of Americans in defending the DREAMers!

Teatro Vision’s Board of Directors, administrators, and artistic staff stand united in opposition to the President’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and we urge our Congressional representatives to pass legislation to protect the 800,000 immigrant youth in America who benefit from this program before it is ended.
"DREAMers" have been raised and educated in America. They contribute to American communities and economies. They believe in American values. This is the country they call home. They chose to participate in the DACA program because they believed their government would protect them — like any American.
Rescinding DACA will force these young people back into the shadows. It will tear families apart and create a void in our communities. We cannot stand by while our friends and neighbors have their lives uprooted.
Here are 3 things you can do to support the rights of immigrants and the DACA program: 
1) SIGN - The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is asking individuals to sign a petition calling on Congress to protect DACA recipients by passing the 2017 DREAM Act.
2) STAND - Click here to learn more and take action in your community.
3) SHARE - Post your support of the DACA program on social media, and include the hashtags #DefendDACA and #HeretoStay.
As a leader in Chicanx/Latinx theater and culture for more than three decades, Teatro Visión remains grounded in the values of respect for all, celebration of diversity and positive cultural identity, and a desire for social justice. We thank you for standing with us and with our young DREAMers at this crucial moment.
Dolores Alvarado
Rodrigo García
Artistic Director
Herminia Ojeda
Vice President
Leigh Henderson
Managing Director
Elena Snyder
Dianne Vega
Production Manager
Peter Allen
Board Member
Crystal Black
Board Member
Sylvia Kennedy
Board Member
Claudia López
Board Member
Steven Monacelli
Board Member
published Strategic Plan in About 2017-08-15 13:29:40 -0700

Strategic Plan

Teatro Visión's current strategic plan covers the year 2017-18 through 2019-20. The major goals outlined in the plan are 1) Increase Teatro Visión’s year-round presence in our community; 2) Build Teatro Visión’s capacity (finances, staff, board, and pool of artists).

Highlights of the plan include:

  • The world premiere of Teatro Visión’s Departera, in October 2018, with a script by Evelina Fernández and original music by Russell Rodríguez. This play is currently being developed through a collaborative process in and with the local community.
  • The launch of a new intensive theater youth program for ages 12-18 in spring 2018, consisting of 6 weeks of workshops culminating in a production of Sandra Cisneros’s classic coming-of-age story The House on Mango Street. With funding from Santa Clara County, this program will outreach particularly to the County’s most at-risk youth, such as those in the County foster care system.
  • The elimination, as of the end of 2017-18, of the last remaining liabilities on Teatro Visión’s balance sheet.

Read the full 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, including mid-plan updates

published Departera in Shows 2018-07-24 17:10:43 -0700

Departera World Premiere


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by Evelina Fernández with Teatro Visión
original music by Russell Rodríguez
directed by Elisa Marina Alvarado
October 11-21, 2018
School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA 95116
$10-$40 choose your own price tickets 
Inspired by real stories gathered from our community, Departera is a witty, modern take on Día de los Muertos. Inspiring music, touching stories, and diverse characters make this a world premiere you won’t want to miss.
Departera is performed bilingually in English and Spanish.
Seating is General Admission. 
Saturday, October 13 is Gala Night. The performance is followed by a party with our cast, staff, and board. Enjoy delicious food and dance to live music in the theater lobby. We would love for you to join us! Attendance at the party requires the purchase of an additional $20 admission.
Thursday 8pm Friday 8pm Saturday 8pm Sunday 2pm
October 11 October 12
October 13
Gala Night
October 14
October 18 October 19 October 20 October 21
Questions? Email us at Teatro@TeatroVision.org or call us at (408) 294-6621.
Departera is made possible, in part, by The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund that also is supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José; Applied Materials Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; California Arts Council; SV Creates; Castellano Family Foundation; Fleishhacker Foundation; Heritage Bank of Commerce; El Observador; La Oferta; and the School of Arts and Culture.

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escrita por Evelina Fernández con Teatro Visión
música original de Russell Rodríguez
dirección general por Elisa Marina Alvarado
11-21 de octubre de 2018
School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA 95116
$10-$40 elige el precio de tu boleto
Inspirada en historias reales de nuestra comunidad, Departera es una ingeniosa propuesta moderna del Día de los Muertos. Música original, historias conmovedoras y varios personajes que hacen de este estreno mundial un evento que no se puede perder.
Departera se presenta de forma bilingüe en inglés y español.
Los lugares son admisión general.
La Noche de Gala es el sábado 13 de octubre. Después de la función habrá una fiesta con el elenco de la obra, el personal de la compañía y la junta directiva. Disfrute de decliciosa comida y baile con música en vivo en el vestíbulo del teatro. ¡Nos encantaría que nos acompañara! El costo adicional requerido para asistir a la fiesta es de $20.
jueves 8pm viernes 8pm sábado 8pm domingo 2pm
11 de octubre 12 de octubre
13 de octubre
Noche de Gala
14 de octubre
18 de octubre 19 de octubre 20 de octubre 21 de octubre

¿Preguntas? Contáctenos por correo electrónico a Teatro@TeatroVision.org o llamando al (408) 294-6621.

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Youth Production

Auditions / Audiciones

Saturday / Sábado February 2, 2019, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Auditions are by appointment ONLY
Teatro Visión is seeking young 12-18 non-Equity bilingual actors of all genders for various roles in The Transition of Doodle Pequeño.
Teatro Visión busca teatristas de todos los géneros, de 12 a 18 años, non-Equity para varios roles en la obra The Transition of Doodle Pequeño.
Directed by / Dirigida por: Cristal González
Show performs / Presentaciones: March 28-31, 2019 / 28-31 de marzo de 2019
Requirements / Requisitos:
- Stage experience / Experiencia escénica*
- Bilingual preferred / De preferencia bilingüe
Please prepare / Favor de preparar:
- Headshot / Foto 8x10
- A 2-minute monologue / Un monólogo de 2 minutos.
- We will have short scenes to read for auditioners without monologues. / Tendremos escenas cortas para leer en caso de que no se tenga un monólogo para audicionar.
For more information and to schedule an appointment please contact / Para más información y para programar una cita, favor fr contactar a:
Dianne Vega
(408) 294-6621
* You can get experience by signing up for Intensive Bilingual Teatro Class / Obten experiencia escribiéndote a Clase Intensiva de Teatro Bilingüe.

Downloadable Audition Flyer

This project is made possible by support from Santa Clara County.
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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 Teatro@TeatroVision.org or call us at (408) 294-6621.
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To purchase tickets by phone, call 1-800-838-3006 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Spanish language operators available.

Para comprar boletos por teléfono, llamar al 1-800-838-3006 24 horas del día, 7 días a la semana. Hay personas disponibles para ayudarle en español.



October 11-21, 2018
11-21 de octubre de 2018
by Evelina Fernández with Teatro Visión
original music by Russell Rodríguez
directed by Elisa Marina Alvarado
escrita por Evelina Fernández con Teatro Visión
música original de Russell Rodríguez dirección
general por Elisa Marina Alvarado


The Transition of Doodle Pequeño

March 28-31, 2019
28-31 de marzo de 2019

A magical story for all ages about gender identity, courage, and friendship. 

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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 Teatro@TeatroVision.org or call us at (408) 294-6621.

Elige el Precio de tu 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 Teatro@TeatroVision.org o llámenos al (408) 294-6621.
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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.

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

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


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


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


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


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

Teatro Visión welcomes new Board Member Crystal Black!

Teatro Visión is excited to introduce another new member of our Board of Directors: Crystal Black.Crystal_Black_Headshot_X2544_SQ1_WEB.jpg

Crystal Black has been in Silicon Valley for most of 17 years working as a marketing professional at some of the valley’s most innovative tech companies. Her passion for theater started in 7th grade when she won tickets to the Kennedy Center to watch A Thousand Cranes and, even though she’d been working with computers throughout grade school, went to Virginia Tech and received an English BA/MA and a theater minor. Since 2000, Crystal has worked or volunteered at TheaterWorks, Bus Barn Stage Company (now Los Altos Stage Company), and Mexican Heritage Theater. She’s excited to work with the Teatro Visión board.

We’re thrilled to add Crystal's expertise and engery to Teatro Visión. Please welcome her to the Teatro família!

Crystal is the latest addition to our board as part of an ongoing strategy to build organizational capacity. If you're interested in joining us and would like to learn more, please send an email to Board President Dolores Alvarado.

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Why support Teatro Visión?

Teatro Vision has embodied the seemingly old fashion value of activism, social commitment and of community and weds them to new forms of artistry... Now more than ever a theater with such a vision is needed and is in need of our support.

- Dr. Harry Elam, Professor and Department Chair at Stanford University


Any contribution is appreciated, no amount is too small or large.  

Would you rather mail your gift?

Personal or business checks can be mailed to:

Teatro Visión, P.O. Box 28367, San José, CA 95159

Teatro Visión welcomes Peter Allen back to the board!

Teatro Visión is thrilled to welcome a familiar face back to our Board of Directors: Peter Allen.PA_headshot.jpg

Peter Allen is a third-generation San José native who currently serves as Public Information Officer for San José Unified School District and as a member of the City of San José Planning Commission. He previously spent four years on the San José Arts Commission and contributed bass, vocals, and songwriting to local eclectic rockers Usurper Vong.
Prior to taking his position at San José Unified, Peter served as Board Member, Board President, and later Managing Director of Teatro Visión, guiding the organization into a new era coinciding with the launch of MACARIO. He is excited to return to the Teatro família.
Peter graduated from Bellarmine College Prep in San José and got his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in screenwriting from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He lives in San José with his fiancée, Angelica Ramos, and their two dogs and two cats.

We’re so happy to have Peter's experience and vision back on the Teatro Visión board. Please welcome him back to the Teatro família!

Peter is the latest addition to our board as part of an ongoing strategy to build organizational capacity. If you're interested in joining us and would like to learn more, please send an email to Board President Virginia Rivera.

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Macario is made possible thanks to the support of our generous donors and partners:

Major Funding & Community Partners

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Funding Partners

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Media Sponsor


Food Justice and Event Partners
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Student Engagement Partners
Assemblymember Nora Campos
San José Mayor Sam Liccardo
San José City Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco
San José City Councilmember Ash Kalra
San José City Councilmember Johnny Khamis
San José City Councilmember Raul Peralez
If YOU would like to support our work, you can make a donation in any amount today! Thank you!
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Macario is set in is set in pre-independence Mexico of the late 18th Century, but its themes of resilience, creativity, and economic inequality are just as relevant in the United States today. So we're providing these downloadable resources to help educators, students, and community members make connections between Macario's themes and life in the Silicon Valley today.

Macario Study Guide

Food Justice Facts

Macario Coloring Page and Word Search

Teatro Vision welcomes new board member Carol Moyer!

Teatro Visión is excited to introduce another new member of our Board of Directors: Carol Moyer.Moyer_photo.JPG

Carol Moyer discovered Teatro Visión while attending a Board Match event. Carol is a California and Bay Area native and has lived in a San Jose for 12 years. She currently works for Genentech, Inc. supporting Outsourcing and Contracting activities for global clinical trials. She has 18 years of Biotech industry experience and an additional 11 years working in the Pharmacy health care field. When not working she travels to the far corners of the planet. Closer to home, Carol has a desire to give back to her local community and was drawn to Teatro Visión's mission of infusing the community with positive Latino artistic performances and educational programs.

We’re thrilled to add Carol’s experience and passion to Teatro Visión. Please welcome her to the Teatro família!

Carol is the latest addition to our board as part of an ongoing strategy to build organizational capacity. If you're interested in joining us and would like to learn more, please send an email to Board President Virginia Rivera.

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