Monday, July 8, 2013

CONFESSIONS OF A MEXPATRIATE by Raul Garza, Teatro Vivo at Salvage VanguardTheatre, August 8 - 24, 2013

Teatro Vivo Austin TX

Confessions of a Mexpatriate Raul Garza Teatro Vivo Austin TX

directed by Ken Webster
featuring Mical Trejo
Teatro Vivo at Salvage Vanguard Theatre, 2803 Manor Rd., - click for map
Walk a Mile in His Zapatos.

Confessions of a Mexpatriate Debuts at Salvage Vanguard Theater Aug. 8-24

New Teatro Vivo production from playwright Raul Garza, directed by Ken Webster,
Portrays struggle of straddling two homelands

Teatro Vivo presents Confessions of a Mexpatriate, an original one-man performance. Mexpatriate depicts the misadventures of a man who embarks on a journey across Mexico in search of his life’s meaning, and in a discovery of what it truly means to be Mexican-American.

Mexpatriate takes the audience on the adventure of one heavily-American-media-saturated man, embarking on a passage across Mexico, in which he comes to embrace the beauty of the culture and what Mexico means to Mexican-Americans. A memory and a fantasy, scary and welcoming … these are just a few of the aspects of this comedic look at a soul-searching experience. Mexpatriate is portrayed by actor Mical Trejo and is directed by Ken Webster. Both Trejo and Webster are award-winning theater artists.

“We want the audience to view the struggles, discoveries and beauty that come with being Mexican-American in both the U.S. and Mexico,” says JoAnn Reyes, executive director of Teatro Vivo. “Confessions of a Mexpatriate offers exactly that.”

Mexpatriate runs Aug. 8-24, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m. at the Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road
Austin, 78722. Admission is $15 for students and seniors; general admission is $20. Thursday performances are “pay as you wish.”

The opening night gala event, Noche Oaxaqueña — A Taste of Oaxaca is Saturday, Aug. 10. The 6-8 p.m. reception includes Oaxacan-inspired hors d’oeuvres and drinks, followed by the 8 p.m. performance of the play. Tickets for opening night reception and show are $40 per person.

For tickets and information about all performances visit

This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division, believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.

About Raul Garza: Raul Garza’s first full-length play, “Fantasmaville,” received the 2007 National Latino Playwriting Award. As a writer for Austin’s Latino Comedy Project, Raul contributed to numerous stage and touring shows. When not writing plays, Raul teaches yoga, fills up on pop culture and serves as co-founder and creative director of TKO Advertising. He received his degree in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin. Raul is an adjunct professor of Communications at St. Edward’s University. Raul wrote Confessions of a Mexpatriate during a writing residency at Arquetopia in Oaxaca, Mexico, fall 2012. 
About Teatro Vivo: Teatro Vivo (Spanish for “live theater”) has produced more than 25 bilingual plays since JoAnn Reyes and Rupert Reyes founded the company in 2000. For more information visit or contact JoAnn Reyes for information, images and interviews: 512-413-6791 or

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