“Habla Teatro” is a conversation with the playwright of "Cuerdas" on her writing process and perspective on contemporary Latin American dramaturgy.
Barbara Colio is the first Mexican playwright to win the María Teresa León International Prize for female playwrights for her play “Pequeñas certezas ”(Little Certainties). Barbara studied in “La Escuela de Letras de Madrid, Spain” and afterwards she was invited to the Royal Court Theatre International Residency for Emerging Playwrights in London. Currently she has had more than 15 plays published. In 2010, Colio’s work won the grant of Fondo Iberoamericano Iberescena. That same year, Barbara won the National Award “Premio Nacional de Bellas Artes” for her play Cuerdas (Strings).
Barbara will share with all participants the theater play from the dramaturge’s perspective; She will also talk about how contemporary Latin American dramaturgy becomes a window to experience the reality of Latin American Countries and communities, the inspirational process when writing a play and her experience on becoming a Worldwide recognized dramaturge as a Latin American Woman.
*Master Class given in Spanish with simultaneous translation to the English language*
Happy Hour with Barbara Colio 6:15 PM:
After the Master Class, ALTA will hold a Happy Hour event with Barbara Colio at Javelina Bar on Rainey st. (69 Rainey St. Austin, Texas 78701 - www.javelinabar.com)
Participants will have a chance to meet the Author, purchase Barbara’s books and get books signed. While enjoying drinks from Javelina (Javelina will donate $1.00 to ALTA for drinks purchased during the event – This is a way to support our Non-profit) (Javelina is located accross the street from the MACC, so no need to look for additional parking to go from one event to the other)
Pre-Opening night Show 8 p.m.:
At 8 pm, ALTA will showcase the Pre-opening show of Cuerdas by Barbara Colio at the Black Box of the Mexican American Cultural Center. The show will last 1:45 minutes. After the show participants will be able to meet and greet with the actors of Cuerdas.
The $50.00/$25.00 (students) registration fee will give you access to all three events, however participants are not obligated to assist to all three of them.