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


    The logo for Don Quixote in white, over a digital brushstroke image of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza near windmills on the plains of La Mancha.TEATRO VISIÓN'S 2023 YOUTH PRODUCTION

    Don Quixote

    March 30 - April 2, 2023
    at the Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater

    adapted by Anne Ludlum and David Quicksall
    based on Don Quijote de la Mancha, Parts I and II, by Miguel de Cervantes
    directed by Rodrigo García

    Don Quixote and Sancho Panza ride again! Here they are guided by their creator, Miguel de Cervantes, in person. In this "buddies on the road" saga, the intrepid Don Quixote and his loyal squire, Sancho Panza, are spurred on by Cervantes to battle giants—or are they windmills? Rescue princesses—or are they swineherds? Attack armies—or are they sheep? Their world, the vital, dangerous La Mancha region of 17th-century Spain, is peopled with fools and shysters, nobles and priests, merchants and actors. Idealistic Don Quixote and pragmatic Sancho Panza learn to deal with the unexpected and the inexplicable as they travel and quarrel through the arid plains of La Mancha. Their friendship deepens as their adventures grow more challenging and complex

    Teatro Visión's logo, City Lights Theater Company's logo, and the words "Miss You Like Hell," written vertically


    Miss You Like Hell

    January 19 - February 26, 2023
    at City Lights Theater and the Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater

    book and lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes
    music by Erin McKeown
    directed by Rodrigo García

    When Beatriz shows up at her 16-year-old daughter Olivia’s house at 4 a.m. and invites her on an epic road trip, they haven’t seen each other in four years. But Beatriz is an undocumented immigrant about to be deported to Mexico, and time is running out. From Philadelphia to California, from estranged to reunited, Beatriz and Olivia take a transformative journey, meeting a diverse array of Americans with their own stories to tell. An important and intimate new musical rich with family, humor and heart.

    Two illustrated calaveras around the title of Macario, with a photograph of dancers in calavera masks



    October 13-23, 2022
    at the Mexican Heritage Plaza

    Celebrate Día de los Muertos with Macario, a San José tradition from Teatro Visión that’s full of music and dance, spectacle and song!

    Returning for the first time in three years, Macario is the classic story of a poor woodcutter who dreams of a day without hunger. When his wife makes that dream come true, he is given a healing power that could change his family and his community’s lives forever.

    Raíces: el libro de los caminos logo


    Raíces: el libro de los caminos

    July 7-17, 2022
    at the Mexican Heritage Plaza

    A world premiere from La Quinta Teatro and Teatro Visión! 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.

    La Hora del Mitote logo

    La Hora del Mitote

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



    Three actors on stage in a performance of The Transition of Doodle PequeñoStudent Matinees

    We are pleased to offer exclusive educational access for K-12 and college students to several of our recent past productions - Macario (2022), Raíces: el libro de los caminos (2022), Becoming (MAR) (2022), Macario (2019), Departera (2018), and La Muerte Baila (2017).

    Visit www.teatrovision.org/studentmatinees for more information.

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

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

    Ticket Pricing Policy

    Choose Your Own Price Tickets

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

    Elija el precio de su boleto

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

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

    Past Productions

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

    DON QUIXOTE, adapted by Anne Ludlum and David Quicksall, based on Don Quixote de la Mancha, Parts I and II by Miguel de Cervantes, March-April 2023.

    MISS YOU LIKE HELL, book and lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes, music and lyrics by Erin McKeown, a co-production with City Lights Theater Company, January-February 2023.

    MACARIO by B. Traven, Adapted by Evelina Fernández with Teatro Visión, October 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, & 2022

    RAÍCES: EL LIBRO DE LOS CAMINOS, a binational collaboration by Teatro Visión and La Quinta Teatro, July 2022

    BECOMING (MAR) by Maribel Martínez, April-May 2022

    DEPARTERA by Evelina Fernández with Teatro Visión, October 2018 & 2021

    ESPERANZA RISING by Lynne Alvarez, based on the book by Pam Muñoz Ryan, May-June 2021

    LA MUERTE BAILA, an original Milagro Theater Día de los Muertos production devised by Rebecca Martinez and the Milagro Theater Ensemble, October 2017 & 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

    TAKING FLIGHT by Adriana Sevan, February 2010

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

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

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

    HERO by Luis Alfaro, April 2008

    SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS by Jose Rivera, January 2008

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

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

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

    LA VICTIMA by Teatro de la Esperanza, October 2006

    THE COOK by Eduardo Machado, May 2006

    ELECTRICIDAD by Luis Alfaro, March-April 2006

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

    SANTOS & SANTOS by Octavio Solís, May 2005

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

    REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josefína Lopez, October 2004

    DRIVE MY COCHE by Roy Conboy, May 2004

    BOXCAR by Sylvia Gonzalez and Teatro Visión, March 2004

    CHILEAN HOLIDAY by Guillermo Reyes, October 2003

    LADY FROM HAVANA by Luis Santeiro, May 2003

    CONJUNTO by Oliver Mayer, March 2003

    LA POSADA MÁGICA by Octavio Solis, December 2002

    FEFU AND HER FRIENDS by Maria Irene Fornés, March 2002

    VIEQUES by Jorge González, December 2001

    HEROES AND SAINTS by Cherrie Moraga, October 2001

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

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

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

    WHEN EL CUCUI WALKS by Roy Conboy, May 2000

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

    HARVEST MOON by José Cruz González, October 1999

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

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

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

    SPIRIT DANCING by José Cruz González, June 1998

    REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josefina López, March 1998

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

    SANTOS & SANTOS by Octavio Solís, August 1997

    LA VÍCTIMA by Teatro de la Esperanza, September 1996

    OUR LADY OF THE TORILLA by Luis Santiero, January 1996

    GOOD GRIEF LOLITA! by Wilma Bonet, September 1995

    ROSARIO'S BARRIO by Rodrigo Duarte Clarke, June 1995

    THE LAST ANGRY BROWN HAT by Alfredo Ramos, September 1994

    LAS NUEVAS TAMALERAS by Alicia Mena, January 1994


    FOOD FOR THE DEAD by Josefina López, May 1993

    ROOSTERS by Milcha Sanchez-Scott, 1992

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

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

    BRUJERÍAS by Rodrigo Duarte Clarke, 1991

    SOLDADO RAZO by Luis Valdez, 1991

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


    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.

  • 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.

  • published Resources in Macario 2019 2019-08-29 13:34:54 -0700


    Macario is set in is set in pre-independence Mexico of the 17th 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

    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.