Teatro Audaz's 2023-2024 season kicks off this June in San Antonio
The curtain is set to rise on local Latinx theater company Teatro Audaz's upcoming 2023-2024 season, titled "Reclaiming Our Root." The season kicks off on June 1 with the first of four shows dedicated to uplifting the voices of the Latinx community.
The shows in order of premiere dates are: Luchadora!, The Ghosts of Lote Bravo, Somewhere Over the Border, and It's a Wonderful Vida.
With the exception of Luchadora!, all of the aforementioned productions will have their first ever Texas premiere during the Teatro Audaz 2023-2024 season. Adding to the overall audience experience at each show is the chance to participate in a playwright platica after each show, which is essentially a post-show talkback with the creative team and the playwright themselves (on select show days).
"We are thrilled to embark on this season, beginning in the summer, with a mission to provide unique theatrical experiences for the community of San Antonio and the surrounding areas," shared Laura T. Garza, founding executive artistic director of Teatro Audaz San Antonio and faculty instructor and theatre coordinator at San Antonio College, via release.
Garza added that she was, "grateful," to have the chance to, "offer a full production season during the summer, allowing our artists, comprised of teachers and professional students, the flexibility to continue to make art and stay creative while not in the classroom.”
Tickets are currently on sale for Luchadora! The story tells the tale of Nana Lupita and her incredible journey in 1960s Texas as she secretly trains to make it as a lucha libre wrestler — naturally, she'll need all the help she can get when her lucha libre wrestling grandfather has to step down from a competition!
Will Lupita's determination and the help of a magical mask maker enable her to take her grandfather's place at the lucha libre World Championship competition? You'll just have to check out the Teatro Audaz premiere of Luchadora! to find out.
Luchadora! runs from June 1 to June 11 at the McCreless Theater.