Sangre de un Angel
by Teatro Vivo
Apr. 13 (2018)
From Dramatists Play Service:
This dramatic play illustrates how the choices we make can affect our relationships and our lives forever. While broaching issues of immigration, acculturation and identity, it tells the story of a Latino teenager who finds himself involved with a gang, leading him and his family to an unlikely tragic death. Sangre de un Ángel (Blood of an Angel) is inspired by the true story of Adam Chapa, who was shot in his driveway by a teen gang member in East Austin, Texas.
When a mother has had enough of her rebellious teenage son, Ángel, her older son, Juan, and his family offer to take him in. Juan hopes he can guide his brother to make stronger decisions about school and his future. Despite the efforts of a stable home and a loving family, Ángel resists the help, looking to his troubled friends and their gang family for approval. He is lured back to attending school by a caring auto-mechanics teacher who gives him responsibility and the opportunity to rebuild a classic 1957 Chevy. Eventually, Ángel begins to open up to his family and a hopeful future, but trouble follows him home when angry young men come looking for him—with a gun.
Teatro Vivo is pleased to announce auditions for Sangre de un Ángel, directed by Si Mon’ Emmett. Teatro Vivo is looking for actors ages 10 and up. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus, but not required. Actors should prepare a monologue approximately 1-2 minutes in length. You may also be asked to do a cold read of scenes from the play.
Ángel is a rebellious teenaged boy. Despite the efforts of his loving and supportive family, Ángel seeks the approval of his troubled friends and their gang family. He is encouraged back to school by an auto-mechanics teacher who gives him the opportunity to rebuild a classic 1957 Chevy. Eventually, Ángel begins to open up to his family and a hopeful future, but trouble follows him home when angry young men come looking for him. Sangre de un Ángel is inspired by the true story of Adam Chapa, who was shot in his driveway by a teen gang member in East Austin on March 25, 1998.
Angel – Male, 17, lives with his brother’s family, is tough and curious
Johnny – Male, 18, friend of Angel, slow, awkward, and easily influenced
Jesus – Male, 17, friend of Angel, outgoing and care-free, a born leader
Paco – Male, 17, friend of Angel, energetic and curious
Juan – Male, 26, Angel’s older brother, tries to make everyone happy, father of Jaime & Alyssa
Julia – Female, 25, mother of Alyssa and Jaime
Albert – Male, 25 concerned teacher
Jaime – Male, 8, wants to be cool, is bright and inquisitive
Alyssa – Female, 6, sweet and bright
Fabiola – Female, 50, mother of Angel and Juan
Those with no experience are encouraged to audition. All actors will receive a small stipend.
Please bring a headshot or photo and a resume (optional).
April 13, 2018
7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Possible callbacks on April 18, 2018
Emma S. Barrientos – Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street, Austin, Texas
Auditions are by appointment only. Please email Teatrovivoauditions@gmail.com with a couple of preferred times to arrange an audition.
Rehearsals: April 26 – May 31, Monday through Thursday, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Performances: June 1-3, 2018, 8 PM
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Divison of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.