Roar! Festival of Staged Readings
Atta Girl is at it, producing nine staged readings of the most boundary bending plays from throughout the United States. Taking on everything from transgender identity to schizophrenic romance, to birds plotting their escape from a research lab, this promises to be two weeks of thoughtful, funny, heartwarming performances in an intimate setting.
Featuring works by Janie Sauceda, Rebecca Kirschbaum, Ben Tremillo, Raul Garza, Alisha M. Patterson, Joan Broadman, Jorge Piña, Marilyn Barner Anslemi, and Clyde James Aragon.
Schedule of Performances
October 4 8 p.m.
Plumbing by Rebecca Kirschbaum
directed by Laurie Dietrich
A preacher's son decides to have a sex change operation. This funny, heartwarming story is based on a series of interviews conducted with the transgender community by the playwright.
October 5 8 p.m.
Beware of Tigers! by Ben Tremillo
directed by T.J. Gonzales
Romance and multiple personality disorder come together for a sweet and sour ending. Gala reception to follow.
October 6 3 p.m.
The Entrepeneurs by Clyde James Aragon
directed by Mariana Vasquez
This comedic short asks the question: What if all of the great Latino poets started a greeting card company?
Confessions of a Mexpatriate by Raul Garza
An afternoon of two spectacular one-person performances. Raul Garza guides us through the misadventures of his travels through Mexico.
October 10 8 p.m.
You Wouldn't Expect by Marilynn Barner Anselmi
A young woman battles the North Carolina Eugenics board, which performed forced sterilizations on approximately 7600 women between 1933 and 1977.
October 11 8 p.m.
Seeking Flight by Joan Broadman
directed by Alexandra Alcala Perez
Monty and Enzi are two African Grey Parrots who plot their escape from a research lab. Based on a true story.
October 12 8 p.m.
Under the Plastic Stars by Alisha M. Patterson
directed by Sophie Bolles
This fairy tale for adults re-imagines the classic tale Peter Pan by placing it into real time. This time, Peter is a young homeless girl who needs a safe place and a friend.
October 13 3 p.m.
Bulto by Jorge Piña
directed by Anna de Luna
Celebrate San Antonio's teatro padrino--Jorge Piña, with a special reading of his latest play Bulto.
Sunday, by Janie Sauceda
co-directed by Janie Sauceda and Mariana Vasquez
Janie Sauceda beautifully renders growing up in San Antonio.
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