New Season for Cara Mía

Cara Mia Theatre Co.'s 2015-16 season includes a Lorca adaptation, an area premiere, a co-production with Dallas Theater Center, and original works.

published Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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David Lozano, photographed for TheaterJones

Dallas — The 2015-16 season for Cara Mía Theatre Co. has been announced, and it looks like a great one. It begins with the area premiere of Virginia Grise's blu, followed by a new adaptation of Federico García Lorca's Blood Wedding. In 2016, there'll be three new works written and performed by company members, and the season closes with the previously announced world premiere co-production of Deferred Action, the second part of a planned trilogy about immigration. The first part, The Dreamers: A Bloodline, was seen at Cara Mía in 2012. Deferred Action was also a recent recipient of a TACA Donna Wilhelm Family New Works Fund grant.

Below is the news release about the season, with show descriptions, dates and more info:


Cara Mía Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce its 20th anniversary season with a total of four exciting productions. Cara Mía Theatre Co. continues its commitment to theatrical work reflective of the Latino experience in the United States by exploring contemporary plays, presenting new works and refashioning classics.

“This season points to new directions for Cara Mía,” says David Lozano, Executive Artistic Director of Cara Mía Theatre Co. “For the first time, we will feature Teatro en Fuga, a festival of three new plays in progress, created and performed by our resident ensemble. We will also produce a politically charged collaboration with the Dallas Theater Center that I expect will surprise audiences with its storyline and style. But we will also return to our roots as a Chicano- centric ensemble with blu by Virginia Grise and our adaption of a Lorca masterpiece. More than ever, we are cultivating the talents from within our company to create unexpected thought-provoking theatre.”


By Virginia Grise 

Directed by René Moreno

October 3 – October 18, 2015

Latino Cultural Center (2600 Live Oak, Dallas, Texas 75204)
An epic poem for the stage, blu follows a queer Chicana/o family as they try to envision an earth and sky without police and their helicopters. Tracing the explosive after-effects of prison and hunger, desire and war, the story of blu compels this family of the barrio to dream differently and “rewrite the myth.” blu is the winner of the 2010 Yale Drama Series Award.
Blood Wedding

By Federico García Lorca

A bilingual adaptation directed by David Lozano November 14 – December 13, 2015

Latino Cultural Center (2600 Live Oak, Dallas, Texas 75204)
When a young bride runs away with the son of an enemy family on her wedding day, her family furiously embarks on a pursuit of the two lovers. Blood Wedding reveals the passion, desire, repression and violence pulsing under the surface of a rural farm town. Cara Mía Theatre Co. adapts this 20th century classic by Spain’s beloved poet and playwright Federico García Lorca.

Teatro en Fuga: A Festival of New Works by Cara Mía’s Resident Artistic Ensemble

February 20 – March 5, 2016

Latino Cultural Center (2600 Live Oak, Dallas, Texas 75204)
Cara Mía produces a one-of-a-kind festival in North Texas featuring new plays by members of Cara Mía’s resident ensemble. All plays are works in progress and will be presented for audiences as an opportunity to see Cara Mía develop new work from within its talented company and prepare for world premieres in future seasons, or a world premiere tour in the United States or abroad.
ID}Project (working title)

Devised by Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso, Ariana Cook, Frida Espinosa Müller, Danielle Noctámbulo, Pricilla Rice and Vanessa Mercado Taylor

Directed by Vanessa Mercado Taylor

Gog and Magog: two demons trapped in clown (working title)

In association with Prism Co.

By Jeffrey Colangelo and Hope Endrenyi

Directed by Jeffrey Colangelo

Yo Soy Joaquin

By Corky Gonzalez

Performed by Rodney Garza 


Deferred Action

By David Lozano and Lee Trull

A co-production by Dallas Theater Center and Cara Mía Theatre Co. (world premiere)

Directed by David Lozano April 20 – May 15, 2016

Wyly Theatre (2400 Flora St., Dallas, Texas 75201)
The world premiere of the Dallas Theater Center’s collaboration with Cara Mía Theatre Co., Deferred Action focuses on Javier Mejía, one of the immigrants known as Dreamers who arrived in the USA as an undocumented minor. Now, after years in the States, he finds himself caught in the tangle of existing immigration laws, new presidential policies and the harsh reality of living in the shadows. Javier is compelled to become a leading activist for the Dreamers’ cause and symbolizes the hope of millions. But when confronted by the daunting US political system. will hope be snatched away? Can politicians who say they are the Dreamers’ friends be trusted? Deferred Action follows the lives, loopholes, and dangers of those who dare to dream. Thanks For Reading

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Cara Mia Theatre Co.'s 2015-16 season includes a Lorca adaptation, an area premiere, a co-production with Dallas Theater Center, and original works.
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