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 four of our recent past productions - Macario (2019), Departera (2018), La Muerte Baila (2017), and The Transition of Doodle Pequeño (2019).
 
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. 
 
 
 
 

THE TRANSITION OF DOODLE PEQUENO

 
Three actors on stage in a performance of The Transition of Doodle Pequeño
by Gabriel Jason Dean
directed by Cristal González Avila
videography by Nicole Pérez - Cherry Pink Productions

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 English or Spanish captions.
 
Run time: 46 minutes
 
This video of our 2019 production is accessible exclusively for educational use. You will receive a pdf study guide for The Transition of Doodle Pequeño along with your viewing link.
 
 
 
 

How it works

 
Clicking on the BOOK NOW links will take you to a form where you can register to access the video of MacarioDeparteraLa Muerte Baila, or The Transition of Doodle Pequeño 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, La Muerte Baila, The Transition of Doodle Pequeño and  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.
 
Teatro Visión also offers a weekly livestream called La Hora del Mitote every Friday at 7:00pm on Facebook and YouTube, featuring conversations with artists, activists, and community members. Past episodes are all available on our website.

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