In this two-part interview, Thomas Riccio talks to David Lozano, the co-founder and artistic director of Cara Mía Theatre Company in Dallas. They discuss the group's mission, the role of Latino theaters and the health of Latino theater in North Texas. Cara Mía's next show is the Los Angeles import La Esquinita USA, from California's legendary El Teatro Campesino. The show is written and performed by Rubén C. González, and runs March 29-31 at the Latino Cultural Center.
Riccio is a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, a playwright, director, world traveler and theater-maker. In the spring of 2010, he wrote a series of essays for TheaterJones about his experience with making theater in Ethiopia in 2009. The first of those, which links to the others, is here. In 2011, he started his own theater company, Dead White Zombies. Their next production is Flesh World, performed in a large 40,000-square-foot warehouse in West Dallas, just on the west side of the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
With this series of interviews, Riccio is hoping to get at the idea of a Dallas or North Texas theater aesthetic. The others are below in our new AudioCasts section.
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