Student matinees

A row of actors raising their hands to take a bow

Just announced! Student matinees for Miss You Like Hell and Don Quixote

After welcoming 350 elementary and high school students from across the region to our student matinee performance of Macario this October, we are excited to announce that in-person student matinees will be offered for Miss You Like Hell and Don Quixote.

Miss You Like Hell student matinee: Friday, February 24, 2023 at 11:00am. Appropriate for high school students.

Don Quixote student matinee: Friday, March 31, 2023 at 11:00am. Appropriate for all ages.

If you are a teacher, school principal, or other educator interested in bringing students to either of these shows, please contact our Community Engagement and Marketing manager at [email protected] for more details.


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 six 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).
 
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.
 
 
 
 

BECOMING (MAR)

 
Two young actors perform in front of a backdrop of a cloudy sky with two moons
World Premiere
by Maribel Martínez
directed by Wilma Bonet
videography by MidPen Media Center
 

When 9-year-old Mariela's performance at a school talent show goes wrong, she wishes not to be different anymore. Transported to the InBetween, the land of the ancestors, she meets a sassy owl, an emotional tortoise, a singing prairie dog, an honorable snake, and a mischievous centipede. A bilingual story of the importance of self-acceptance and the powerful medicine that is carried by ancestral teachings, brought to life by a youth cast.

Becoming (MAR) is performed bilingually in English and Spanish, with English and Spanish captions.

Run time: 1 hour, 29 minutes
 
This video of our 2022 production is accessible exclusively for educational use. You will receive a pdf study guide for Macario along with your viewing link.
 
 
 
 

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 activity guide for Becoming (MAR) 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.

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