Join us for the Teatro Salon Readers Theater Series November 16, 18 and 23, 2021, at the historic Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St., San Antonio, TX 78207. The public is invited to attend three evenings of theatrical readings staged by local actors and directors. Come enjoy the early stages of script development with the opportunity to meet the playwrights with a Question & Answer session after each reading.
“Lalo y Lola” written by Linda Cuellar, Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 7pm.
This humorous one-act play is about longtime-married Mirando City residents Lalo and Lola Flores that have grown increasingly complacent and come to a crossroad when they decide to drive to Corpus Christi for the dedication of a memorial statue of an iconic Tejana singer. Ms. Cuellar is a retired college educator, video documentary producer and aspiring fiction writer. “I love all things South Texas and the Frontera,” according to Ms. Cuellar. Guadalupe Theater Manager Jorge Piña will direct this reading. Mr. Piña has over 40 years of experience working with Teatro Chicano and has directed numerous local and national productions .
“La Niña Girasol” written by Julio Cesar Duenas, Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 7pm.
This beautiful children’s play written in the style of Chicano magical realism explores the family line of a young brother & sister that are questioning their past while their ancestors provide answers and the importance of why they should honor their past. Mr. Duenas is a writer and local theatre actor and while La Niña Girasol is his first play, he has acted with VIVA 48hr Play, Teatro Audaz, Killer Productis, Overtime Theatre and Jumpstart. He is a first-generation American and a US Army veteran who was born and raised in San Antonio. “I am so excited with this rare opportunity to have my play read and to get feedback from the community,” according to Mr. Duenas. Clint Taylor will direct this reading. Mr. Taylor has been a theatre artist in San Antonio for more than 25 years and continues to enhance his artistic practice by working with diverse companies and solo artists, and by taking advantage of workshops and classes offered in San Antonio and New York. He is a member of Jump-Start, and is a teachingartist.
“Un Nuevo Capitulo” written by Patricia Zamora, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 7pm.
This charming and humorous comedy revolves around a tight knit Chicano family going through changes as they move forward to realize their dreams and come to terms with them while exploring their ability to support one another even when it’s not easy. “All families are different and unique,” according to Ms. Zamora, “but with love at the center, families are more alike than you would think they are, especially when the family is going through some big changes.” Ms. Zamora is an actress and playwright living in San Antonio, Texas. She is a native of Premont, Texas, has a BA in Theatre from St. Edward’s University and a M.Ed. from the University of Texas Pan American. Ms. Zamora is well known for her original one-person production of Curanderas & Chocolate: Cuentos of a Latino Life that has been touring since 2019. Visit patriciazamora.net. Jade Esteban Estrada will direct this reading. Mr. Estrada is an award-winning solo theatre artist known for “Tortilla Heaven: A Sign from the Taco Gods” and has worked with many San Antonio theater companies.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 7pm “Lalo y Lola” By Linda Cuellar Directed by Jorge Piña
Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 7pm “La Niña Girasol” By Julio Cesar Duenas Directed by Clint Taylor
Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 7pm “Un Nuevo Capitulo” By Patricia Zamora Directed by Jade Estrada
All readings will take place at the historic Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St. San Antonio, TX 78207, with free admission. For more information, please go to www.guadalupeculturalarts.org or contact Jorge Piña at firstname.lastname@example.org.