Luna (2017)


By 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.

The running time is approximately 45 minutes.

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.

View the Luna playbill.


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.

Community Engagement Events

Family Day, April 23 at 1:00 p.m.
Winship Room 1.134

Guests are invited to join the Luna team for Family Day in conjunction with the Sunday, April 23 2:00 p.m. performance. Beginning one hour before the show, come and explore the themes of the play in an interactive workshop. All ages are welcome.

Space is limited. R.S.V.P. at to secure your seats.

Post Performance Discussion
immediately following all performances in the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

Each performance will conclude with the opportunity to engage in a post-performance discussion with Luna dramaturg, Matthew Hernandez. Join us after the play to explore how this story engages young audiences, particularly the students that enjoyed the touring production this spring.

School Tour

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 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.

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