In April, 2012 Teatro Vivo de Austin, Texas will present the Austin Latino New Play Festival (ALNPF) dedicated to inspire and support the creation of new Latino plays. What is a Latino play? Teatro Vivo defines this as any play that reflects our mission: "Teatro Vivo is dedicated to producing quality bilingual theater accessible to all theater audiences and artists. Teatro Vivo reflects the heart and soul of the Latino reality by opening a unique window for all to share in this experience."
The scripts chosen will be in workshop/rehearsals for two weeks and then presented as staged readings. The two-week workshop includes work with a director, dramaturg, and actors. Actors will be selected through an audition process. Each play will be showcased in a single staged reading performance on April 5, 6 or 7th. The workshop/rehearsal period will begin with an initial reading of the script on Saturday, March 24 followed by rehearsals over two weeks. Staged readings will be held at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Culture Center. Readings are free to the public. Each staged reading will be followed by a facilitated talkback with the playwright and the audience.
Call for scripts Please submit a PDF of the first 25 pages of your full- length script by January 10, 2012 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Include your name, address, contact number and email address. Plays selected for the ALNPF will be announced January 25, 2012.