Luna

small%20girl%20in%20field%20in%20front%20of%20moonBy Ramón Esquivel
Directed by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

A play for all ages, Luna tells the captivating story of Soledad who has trouble making friends as she moves from school to school. Turning inward, she finds comfort in the company of the moon, Luna, her constant companion. Their magical relationship encourages Soledad to reach out to those around her.

While all ages will delight in this play, it may be most engaging for ages six to nine years old.

View the Resource Guide, a collection of materials designed to enhance your child's experience with Luna.

Performances

Opening: April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Additional Dates: April 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m. and April 22, 23 at 2:00 p.m.

About the Director

Roxanne Schroeder-Arce is a scholar, artist and pedagogue. She is assistant professor and teaches theatre education at the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin and is an affiliate in the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies and the Center for Women and Gender Studies. She is a Public Voices Fellow with the OpEd Project. Schroeder-Arce's research includes culturally responsive theatre education and Latina/o theatre for and with youth. She has published articles in journals such as Youth Theatre Journal, International Journal for Education and the Arts, Theatre Topics and Gestos. Her bilingual plays Senora Tortuga, Legend of Poinsettia, Sangre de un Angel and Mariachi Girl are published by Dramatic Publishing and have been produced by various theatres and schools throughout the United States. roxannearce.com

Community Engagement Events

The Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce the tour of Luna to Austin-area schools in spring 2017. Educators and administrators are invited to book a performance at your school by emailing UTAustinTYA@gmail.com or calling 512-471-5793. In addition to the performance, a resource guide will be provided to teachers who wish to explore the play's themes in their classrooms.

Tour Dates: March 2, 7, 9, 21, 23, 28, 30 and April 4, 6

Price: $500 per performance (up to 300 guests per performance)

Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.