Support Teatro for #SVGives

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On May 5, 2015, thousands of your friends and neighbors will show their support for their favorite nonprofit during Silicon Valley Gives. On that day, every donation and donor Teatro receives will help us compete for a share of thousands of dollars in prize money.

This is going to be a huge event, and everyone will be talking about who they’re supporting on social media and around the proverbial "water cooler" at work. Think of it like American Idol or The Voice. We need your support to make it to the top!

We were honored to receive more than $1,300 in support during the inaugural SV Gives in 2014, and we want to double that this year.

Here are 3 quick things you can do to help...

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General Auditions March 14-15

Teatro Audiciones 2015

Teatro Visión will be holding general auditions for ONE WEEKEND ONLY, March 14-15. Don't miss this unique opportunity! Auditions are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To reserve your spot, please call Dianne Vega at (408) 294-6621 or email her at [email protected].

Teatro Visión llevará a cabo audiciones generales por UN FIN DE SEMANA SOLAMENTE, 14-15 de marzo. No pierdas esta gran oportunidad. CON CITA SOLAMENTE. Contacta a Dianne Vega por teléfono a (408) 294-6621 o email a [email protected] para reservar tu lugar.

Cinequest 25 Opens Today!


The 25th Cinequest Film Festival is here! For two glorious weeks, today through March 8th, Cinequest is taking over San José with a spectacular array of events, plus 91 World & U.S films with their fabulous creators on hand to connect with you.

Teatro Visión is proud to be a promotional partner of Cinequest as each organization seeks to reach beyond our traditional audiences and connect with arts lovers throughout San José and the Silicon Valley.

With Latino cinema soaring internationally as well as in the U.S., and with one third of Silicon Valley being Latino, it’s fitting that the 25th edition of the Cinequest Film Festival unveils a booming Latino lineup...

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Rodrigo García to receive Beacon of Light Award

Rodrigo hugsWe're honored to announce that Teatro Visión's long time artistic compañero, Rodrigo García, will receive an 2015 Beacon of Light Award from the County's Office of Human Relations for his important contributions to the effort to expand the rights and quality of life of immigrants in Santa Clara County!

The award ceremony will be at 8:30am on Wednesday, February 11th, at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, 1400 Parkmoor Ave. in San José. All are welcome to celebrate with us. The awards ceremony is part of a day-long conference on immigration issues presented by the OHR. Please see this flyer for more information.

Here's what Managing Director Peter Allen wrote about Rodrigo in nominating him for this award on behalf of Teatro Visión...

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Introducing a New Instructor

Mat EspinosaWe're excited to introduce a new instructor for our upcoming free teatro classes at Hoover Community Center...

Mathew Espinosa is an actor, director, and educator based in San José. He studied acting and directing along with Spanish and elementary education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and second language teaching and learning at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.

Mat has blended his passion for teaching, acting, and working with bilingual students throughout his career as a bilingual teacher in grades K-8. During that time, he has led acting workshops for children at schools in San Diego and San José.

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What's next?

MACARIO Thank YouOur thanks once again to everyone who made the 2nd annual production of MACARIO a success! This show represents a huge step forward for us as a company, and it's been inspiring to receive such a positive response from our community.

We're especially grateful to Director Rodrigo García, Musical Director Russell Rodríguez, and Choreographer Arturo Magaña for their amazing work bringing a fresh vision to the play. And we're excited about the opportunity to continue developing MACARIO and exploring its themes as it becomes a Día de los Muertos tradition for San José.

Now that the show has closed, many of you have asked us, "What's next for Teatro?" We have spent the last two years implementing a new programming model grounded in the development of new work through community engagement and education. This may mean less stage productions, but with greater depth and impact. MACARIO is the first step in this process.

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It's hard to believe that one week from tonight, Teatro Visión will kick off our second annual two-week run of MACARIO at the School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza. That means you're running out of time to save $5 off the door price by purchasing your tickets for this wonderful spectacle in advance!

Tickets are available now online for as little as $15. That's about the cost of three fancy coffee drinks. With these rates, you can buy a ticket for a friend and turn it into an early Christmas gift!

We also have reduced rates for groups, families, educators, and students. Please email our Community Engagement Manager Juan Carlos Miranda for more information.

Read on to learn about exciting MACARIO-related events and how you can support our work. And don't forget to RSVP for MACARIO 2014 on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for special offers and updates from behind the scenes of Teatro Visión's most ambitious production in our 30-year history!

We look forward to seeing you at the theater.

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Two weeks to MACARIO!

MACARIO CalaveraWe're only two weeks away from our second annual production of MACARIO! Our artists are putting the finishing touches on what is sure to be the most incredible spectacle in Teatro Visión's history. Our hard-working staff is busy securing the final logistics. And the board is planning a fantastic Gala Night celebration to honor our 30th anniversary!

The only thing missing is YOU...

Tickets for MACARIO are available now online for as little as $15. Order yours today to get $5 off the door price with our advance rate.

We also have reduced rates for groups, families, educators, and students. Please email our Community Engagement Manager Juan Carlos Miranda for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at the theater!

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Director's Diary, Vol. 2

In the second installment of our MACARIO Director's Diary, Rodrigo interviews Costumer Designer Rita Foster about her approach to the 2014 production.

Director's Diary, Vol. 1

Every now and again, we'll check in with MACARIO Production Director and longtime Teatro Artistic Associate Rodrigo García for an update on the production. This is the first installment...

Rodrigo_Garcia_headshot.jpgMACARIO 2014 is in full force. Our traditional orientation rehearsal went really well, with all the cast, production team, designers, and community participants gathered at Hoover Community Center. Teatro Visión Co-Founder and Artistic Director Elisa Marina Alvarado attended the session and gave an inspiring talk about MACARIO as a vehicle to further the conversation about hunger and food justice in our communities.

The design team also shared the aesthetic concept of this year's production, which is inspired by Expressionism and the work of Mexican muralists such as Siqueiros, Rivera, and Orozco. Both of these elements reflect the style of the award-winning film adaptation of Macario from the early 1960s.

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