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New Village Press - The Wild Detectives - University of North Texas

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Conversations with Diego Rivera/The Monster in His Labyrinth

by Alfredo Cardona Peña- Translated by Álvaro Cardona-Hines

Stage Reading: Omar Padilla & Armando Monivais

-Directed by Cora Cardona-

THE 17TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

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Production

Pizzicato Porno

by DGDG  (The Danielle Georgiou Dance Group)

Dallas

About the Play

A mixed media performance piece that  explores the disintegration of a relationship through dance, video, live music, and text.is about a young Puerto Rican girl trying to fit in as an "American" and her grandmother who wants to hang on to her linguistic and cutural traditions.

Production

Caracol y Colibrí

(Snail & Hummingbird)

by Sabrina Berman

Performed  by Laboratorio de la Máscara & Idiotas Teatro

Mexico

An imaginative children's production about finding our own voice.

Production

Otro Día de Fiesta

(Another Day Partying)

by Marco Petriz

Perfomed by Grupo Tehuantepec

Tehuantepec, Oaxaca

A friendship between Amanda, a gay man, & Concha, a woman with daughters. Concha and Amanda keep a dense, emotional, rancorous relationship that also involves solidarity and tenderness in a complex cultural background of the region of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca.

Production

Parting Memories

by Violeta Luna

A wordless piece

San Francisco

The story of those who are forced to leave their home, overwhelmed by violent political, economical and social processes.

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Production

MAGGIE MAGALITA

Playwright:

Wendy Kesselman 

Produced & Directed:

Cora Cardona

 

Performers: 

Sara Ellis

Cora Cardona

Maria Arita

Todd Terry 

Paloma Ellis

Production Crew

Techical Director & Light design: Jeff Hurts

Set Design : Fritz Kelley 

Light Operator : Shelly Waters

Sound:  Barton D. Henley

MAGGIE MAGALITA  is about a young Puerto Rican girl trying to fit in as an "American" and her grandmother who wants to hang on to her linguistic and cutural traditions. 

Production

FRON THE LAND OF THE FEATHERED SERPET

Complied & Adapted by

Alice Willson 

Produced & Directed:

Cora Cardona

Cast:

Dolores Godinez

Alfredo Granja

Henry Goodrich

Tomas Jardon

Errol McLendon 

Sonya Morales

Lenka Pichilikova 

 

Designers

Lighting: Jeff Hurst

Set: George Mecca 

House Manager: Doug Parker

Light & SoundOperator:

Bob Golibart

This play is made up of myths and legends from México, a land with a long and varied cultural history of Indian, Spanish and European influences. Quetzalcoatl, the flaming feathered serpent is as old as the land itself, originating with the Olmecs, the first civilization of México, and know to the Mayans as Kukulcán. 

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The Diary of Frida Kahlo

About the life & Work of Frida Kahlo

 

by Cora Cardona & Quigley Provost-Inspired from texts by Hyden Herrera

Directed by Abraham Oceransky

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Production

FLASHBACK

Playwright: 

by Alice Wilson 

 

Produced & Directed by 

Cora Cardona

Cast:

Paul Feeser

Gina Piranio

Cora Cardona

Jerry Capa 

Quigley Provost 

This play is a humorous and perceptive look at common situations we all learn to cope with as we grow up. This unique production with a Texas flair and flavor is performed in a combination of English and Spanish.

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Production

EL GESTICULADOR 

(Secret Faces) 

Playwright: 

by Rodolfo Usigli

Directed by 

Cora Cardona

Cast: 

Doug Stewart

Cora Cardona

Chris Carlos

Dolores Godinez 

Randolph McKee

Richard Rollin

Carlos Salinas

George Grant

Frank Peña

Rudy Seppy 

Everett Sifuentes 

Roger Alan Gorton

Darryl Jackson 

Danny Wilcox

A remarkable drama by the leading 20th century dramatist of Mexico that fearlessly examines the dynamics of politics, family, tradition and power in a fascinating story of one man's tragic surrender to temptation. 

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"Latin American Evening" Produced & Directed by Cora Cardona

Production

BILL 

By Sabrina Berman

 

Cast

René Gatica 

Quigley Provost 

Danny de León

"Bill", about a Vietnam vet who shows up at the home of a Mexican middle class couple; his presence makes them revaluate their lives. 

Production

The White Apron  

By Sergio Vondavic

Cast

Sonya Morales 

Quigley Provost 

Jesse Chariez 

Danny de León 

Paloma Ellis Cardona

René Gatica 

"The White Apron", a wonderful and humorous tableaux about classism

Production

Don Juan Tenorio  

by Jose Zorrilla

Cast

Sa'Mi Chester

Elaine Erback

Costa Cagiage 

Victor Lara

Everett Sifuentes

Frank Peña 

Alonzo Garza 

Carlos Salinas

Jesse Chairez 

Carlos Salinas

Jesse Chairez

Danny de León 

Quigley Provost 

Cora Cardona 

Sara Margarita Ellis

Marie Yen

Set Design: George Mecca

Lighting Design: Jeff Hurst 

 

Production Crew

Assistant Director: Elaine Erback

Sound Designer: Barton D. Henley 

Audio Technician: Douglas Parker

This is a two act bilingual adaptation of "Don Juan Tenorio" written by José Zorrilla of Spain in 1844. Zorrilla based his play (written entirely in verse) on the original version of Don Juan's legend, "El Buraldor de Sevilla/"The Trickster of Seville" written by Tirso de Molina around 1610 during Spain's golden era. He brought his play to México in the mid 1800's, and since then the staging of "Don Juan Tenorio" has become a tradition throughout the Spanish speaking world, especially in México, where the play's elements of feast, ghosts, death, retribution and redemption, mirrors the Indian rituals observed during All Souls Week's celebrations in México;  "Los Días de Muertos"/The Days of the Dead".

Production

SHEPHERDS OF THE CITY  

First Pastorela, play staged in Dallas 1986

 

by Emilio Carballido 

Cast

Carlos Salinas 

Rudy Seppy

Linwod

Quigley Provost 

Randolph Mckee

Cora Cardona 

Joe Tafalla 

Paloma Ellis Costa Caglage

Elaine Erback

Tamara Sibley 

Frank Peña 

Alonzo Garza

Rosalind Huffman

Alvaro Aguilar 

 

Production Crew 

Light Board Operator: Valerie Borgan

Stage Manager: Sheri Heard 

 

Set: George Mecca

Audio: Donna Henley 

Lighting: Jeff Hurst 

Shephards of the City follows the structure of a traditional pastorela. A pastorela is a style of theatre or coloquial form of folk literature used in Spain and other European countries since medieval times. The theme of the play is the Nativity, centering on some shepherds who learn (usually from an angel) that Jesus is to be born in Bethlehem. They all set out together to adore him and bring him gifts, after overcoming various obstacles set up by the devil. 

 

In the Americas, the Pastorela came into use as a way to convert indians to Catholicism. In México it became popular in the 16th century, during the colonial period. Many scripts have been written since then usually in verse form. 

 

Carballido's Pastorela, written in 1958, approaches the story from a contemporary perspective, presenting its characters as everyday people, the inhabitants of a poor barrio in the heart of the city.

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Production

Roosters

 

by Milcha Sánchez Scott

Directed by Abraham Ocernasky

Cast

Alberto González

Joe Cantú

Cora Cardona

Chris Long

Sonya Reyna

Diana Freedenburg

The crux of the play is the battle for supremacy between the father, who wants to exploit the fighting cock which his son has been looking after for him, and Hector, who argues that they should sell the animal and use the proceeds for family needs. Drawn into the dispute are Hector's sister, Angela, an otherworldly creature who wears angel wings and blots out unpleasant reality by hiding under the front porch; his lusty, profane aunt, Chata, whose overt sexuality is both fascinating and disturbing to her impressionable nephew; and his long-suffering mother, Juana, who wishes that her family would stop bickering and live in peace