Austin Latinx New Play Festival Features Many UT Theatre Artists


April 1, 2024

Learn more about UT Theatre Artists involvment in Teatro Vivo's 2024 Austin Latinx New Play Festival

Teatro Vivo, one of the cornerstones of the Austin theatre community, is hosting the 2024 Austin Latinx New Play Festival, featuring work by many alumni and students from the Department of Theatre and Dance. Now in its 14th year, this annual festival showcasing new works by Latinx theatre artists.

This year's festival will take place at ZACH Theatre on April 25-27, 2024. Current M.F.A. candidate Mateo Hernandez is serving as the festival manager, while faculty member Roxanne Schroeder-Arce takes on the role of supervising dramaturg. Teatro Vivo has also worked closely with Nat Miller (M.F.A. 2008) as one of their ZACH Theatre Liaisons to help make this year's festival happen.

Check out a full list of UT Theatre and Dance artists involved in each of the Austin Latinx New Play Festival plays below:

Pray for the Notary by Mia Gomez-Reyes
APRIL 25TH at 7:00 p.m.

  • Mia Gomez-Reyes (B.A. 2022) - Playwright
  • Juan Angel Leyva (B.F.A. 2021) - Director
  • Elias Merlo (B.A. 2023) - Stage manager
  • Diamante Martinez (B.F.A. 2020) - Dramaturg
  • Angela Mata (Undergraduate Student) - "Isabella"
  • Esmeralda Treviño (Undergraduate Student) - "Chuyita"
  • Madison Palomo (B.F.A. 2017) - "Grackle/Child 3"
  • Adam Flores (Undergraduate Student) - "Padre/Hijo del Nievero/Child 2/Child 4/Notario"

As Long As You Remember by Christian Jacob Ramón
APRIL 26TH at 7:00 p.m.

  • Rodolfo Robles-Cruz (M.F.A. Candidate) - Director
  • Yobany Pizano (Undergraduate Student) - Stage Manager
  • Roberto Soto (B.A. 2022) - "Jake"
  • Huemak Sanchez (Undergraduate Student) - "Dad"
  • Emilio Mejia (Undergraduate Student) - "Alejandro/Eugenio"

ZAPATA: A Folklorico Superhero Musical
Conceived by: Jesse J. Sanchez
Book, Music, Lyrics: Jesse J. Sanchez
APRIL 27TH at 1:00 p.m.

  • Anna Skidis-Vargas (M.F.A. 2021) - Director
  • Mateo Hernandez (M.F.A. Candidate) - Dramaturg
  • Cecilia Gonzales (Undergraduate Student) - Stage Manager
  • Jessica Peña Torres (M.F.A. Candidate) - "Ofelia"
  • Benjamin Cervantes (B.A. 2023) - "El Charro"
  • Elyse Rosario (Undergraduate Student) - "Ensemble 1"
  • Raquel Schmidt Ramirez (B.F.A. 2022) - "Ensemble 3"

La protesta de los reyes magos by Jorge E. Santiago O’Neill
APRIL 27TH at 7:00 p.m.

  • Oscar Franco (B.F.A. 2014) - Director
  • Roxanne Schroeder-Arce (Faculty) - Supervising Dramaturg/Dramaturg
  • Michael Avila (Faculty) - Dramaturg
  • Adam Coronado (Undergraduate Student) - "Gaspar"
  • Madi Palomo (B.F.A. 2017) - "Lucifer"

Learn more about the Austin Latinx New Play Festival: