CALLING ALL ACTORS ! Colectiva Arts & Culture is holding auditions for "Carmen de la Calle", a New Latino Musical written by nationally recognized writer/poet and performing artist Amalia Ortiz. The Latino Cultural Center in Dallas,TX will be presenting 'Carmen' March 14th and 15th 2014. This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of an amazing show created here in South Texas, it is our chance to take San Antonio Teatro on the road and beyond. Actors with experience and training in Musical Theatre and Dance are Highly encouraged to Audition. I will be waiting to hear from you San Anto.
Play Synopsis : Carmen de la Calle is a new Latino Musical written by nationally recognized and award winning poet and performer Amalia Ortiz ( Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry HBO, the prestigious Hedgebrook writers residency program, 2011 IC3 Residency at the National Hispanic Cultural Center ) This full length musical will feature the diversity of Texas music including Latino Hip-Hop, Tex-Mex Conjunto, Country music, and adaptations of traditional Mexican standards. From the pulsating beat of hip-hop and rap to the dance hall sounds of George Strait and Doug Sahm, Carmen de la Calle will have it all. Set in 1989 San Antonio and the present, this adaptation of Georges Bizets classic opera dives deep into the themes of passion and envy in portraying the lives and struggles of the marginalized and working classes of South Texas. Carmen de la Calle highlights the hybridity of Tex-Mex culture by incorporating the melodrama of novelas (Mexican soap operas), spoken word, bilingualism, and the musical confluence of Mexican standards, modern Tejano, Hip-Hop
and the music of 1989 pop culture. The story begins in present day with Mercedes behind her bar. After witnessing a scuffle between a young patron and her boyfriend, Mercedes is reminded of the tragic story of her friend, Carmen. With the musical help of a local DJ and the house band, Mercedes guides the audience through a flashback of her youth in San Antonio. Audiences will be swept up in the lives of Carmen, a gorgeous and tenacious femme fatale factory worker and Queen of the Theo Avenue Gs, her lover Joe, a straight laced all-American Military Police officer who grew up in the Valley, and neighborhood homies like Frasquita, a female emcee with big hair, big earrings and big attitude, and Don Cairo, Carmens macho equal, aspiring rapper, and leader of the Theo Avenue Gs.
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