Teatro Vivo is excited to present Enfrascada, a dark comedy by renowned playwright and screenwriter Tanya Saracho, presented at the Emma S. Barrientos-Mexican American Cultural Center, running September 7-24.
Alicia is a successful art curator who seems to have her life together. But, when her world is turned upside down, she turns to her friends for support. Together they seek the guidance of wise señoras – and enter the realm of hoodoo, santería, curanderismo, and nostalgia – to make things how they used to be. Starring Karina Domínguez, Emily McDougall, Eva McQuade, Bárbara Mojica, JoJanie Segura Moreno, and Minerva Villa-Rivera, and under the direction of Claudia M. Chávez, this hilarious and touching comedy about a group of modern-day Latinas explores the true magic of friendship.
Claudia M. Chávez has been involved in the Spanish theatre scene in Austin as producer, stage manager, and director for over ten years.
“This story touches on so many amazing aspects of our culture,” Chávez said. “It embodies freedom and the sisterhood of women.”
Tanya Saracho grew up between Reynosa, Mexico and McAllen, Texas. She is a playwright who also writes for television, including “Looking,” “Girls,” “Devious Maids,” and “How To Get Away With Murder.” Saracho is a winner of the Ofner Prize given by the Goodman Theater in Chicago, a recipient of an NEA Distinguished New Play Development Project Grant, and was given the first “Revolucionario” Award in Theater by the National Museum of Mexican Art.
Committed to engaging its audience with the culture and history of the Latino experience, Teatro Vivo is a leading bilingual Latino theater company in Texas, and has received numerous awards from the Austin Critics Table and B. Iden Payne Committee. Teatro Vivo is a recipient of the FuturoFund Austin Award, and the Award for Leadership in Community-Based and Civic Engagement from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.