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Crossing Borders (Cruzando Fronteras)

An annual five-day festival of play readings and live music by Latinx theater artists from around the country.

Crossing Borders (Cruzando Fronters) is an annual celebration of new plays and music by Latinx theater artists. The 2019 festival, curated by José Zayas, included plays by Mando Alvarado (Living and Breathing, directed by Rebecca Martínez), Benjamin Benne (Alma, directed by Catherine María Rodríguez), Georgina Escobar (StoneHeart, directed by José Zayas) and Eliana Pipes (Dream Hou$e, directed by Cristina Angeles), and music by Flaco Navaja & The Razor Blades. More than 900 people joined us for readings, concerts and free community events.

Since Crossing Borders (Cruzando Fronteras) launched in 2011, three productions developed in the festival have gone on to mainstage productions at the theater. In our 2019/20 Season we are premiering the fourth: The Hombres by Tony Meneses, directed by Annie Tippe.

FESTIVAL ARCHIVE

9TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL

AUGUST 2019

Dream Hou$e 

by Eliana Pipes, directed by Cristina Angeles


A Night of Music: Flaco Navaja & The Razor Blades


Stoneheart

by Georgina Escobar, directed by José Zayas


Living and Breathing

by Mando Alvarado, directed by Rebecca Martínez


Alma

by Benjamin Benne, directed by Catherine María Rodríguez

8TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL

AUGUST 2018

The Hombres

by Tony Meneses, directed by Melissa Crespo


Star-Crossed (Los Desdichados): Love songs and readings from Pablo Neruda’s Spanish translation of Romeo and Juliet

music by Sofia Rei, adapted and directed by Jerry Ruiz


72 Miles to Go

by Hilary Bettis, directed by David Mendizábal 


An Evening of Original Work by Latinx Singer-Songwriters: Featuring Jaime Lozano and Michelle J. Rodriguez


Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally

by Noah Diaz, directed by Laurie Woolery

7TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL

AUGUST 2017

El

by Raul Garza, directed by Michelle Bossy


 At the Very Bottom of a Body of Water

by Benjamin Benne, directed by Weyni Mengesha


Blancaflor

by Cecilia Cackley, translated by Ártemis López, directed by Jerry Ruiz


El Huracán

by Charise Castro Smith, directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh


The Golem of Havana

music by Salomon Lerner, lyrics by Len Schiff, book and direction by Michel Hausmann

6TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL

AUGUST 2016

Mala

written and performed by Melinda Lopez, directed by David Dower


El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom

by Matt Barbot, directed by Nelson Eusebio III


Neighbors

(read in both English and Spanish) by Bernardo Cubria, directed by Lou Moreno


Fade

by Tanya Saracho, directed by Jerry Ruiz

5TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL

AUGUST 2015

Cocktail Time in Cuba

by Rogelio Martinez, directed by Lou Moreno


Anesthesia

(read in both English and Spanish) by Agnieska Hernández Díaz, English Translation by Rogelio Martinez, directed by Leyma López


Chamaco

(read in both English and Spanish) by Abel González Melo, English Translation by Yael Prizant, directed by Jose Zayas


The Hunchback of Seville

by Charise Castro Smith, directed by Jerry Ruiz

4TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL

AUGUST 2014

Between You, Me and the Lampshade

by Raúl Castillo, directed by Felix Solis


Good Friends

(read in both English and Spanish) by Maria Alexandria Beech, directed by Elena Araoz


Mala Hierba

by Tanya Saracho, directed by Jerry Ruiz


The Ghosts of Lote Bravo

by Hilary Betis, directed by Jerry Ruiz

3RD ANNUAL FESTIVAL

AUGUST 2013

Song for the Disappeared

by Tanya Saracho, directed by Jerry Ruiz


Tiny People or it gets better

by Christopher Oscar Peña, directed by Elena Araoz


Ropes

(English and Spanish) by Bárbara Colio, translated by Maria Alexandria Beech, directed by Lisa Rothe

2ND ANNUAL FESTIVAL

JUNE 2012

Intringulis

(English and Spanish), written and performed by Carlo Albán, directed by Erik Pearson


Pinkolandia

by Andrea Thome, directed by José Zayas


Enfrascada

by Tanya Saracho, directed by Jerry Ruiz


Icarus Burns

by Christopher Oscar Peña, directed by Daniella Topol


 

1ST ANNUAL FESTIVAL

JUNE 2011

Two Tears in a Bucket

by Raúl Castillo, directed by Felix Solis


El Nogalar, an adaptation of The Cherry Orchard

by Tanya Saracho, directed by Jerry Ruiz  


Mariela in the Desert

(read in both English and Spanish) by Karen Zacarías, directed by Tanya Saracho


Highway 47

written and performed by KJ Sanchez, directed by Emily Ackerman