Pain of the Macho AND La Pastorela
by Teatro Audaz

Jul. 15 (2019)

Pain of the Macho: In this collection of comedic and poignant monologues, performed in English, revealing the Latino experience in America, satirist Rick Najera dares to proclaim - tongue in cheek, of course - that machos are regular guys, too. In The Pain of the Macho Najera has assembled an ensemble cast of quintessential Latin Lovers or wannabes who pour out their souls in side-splitting monologues. But the zing in the punchline hits us when we realize that melodramatic, teary-eyed spiels lend sly insights into the dilemma faced not just by Latin men but all those who must exist at the margins of two intersecting cultural spheres.


La Pastorela: A centuries-old Mexican tradition of recreating the biblical passage where the shepherds follow the Star of Bethlehem to find the newborn Christ. The Archangel, San Miguel, and the devil, Luzbel, make a wager on the unmanageable shepherds and the fun begins. This modern twist on the comedic bilingual (English and Spanish) play celebrates the season with themes of hope, joy and peace.

Come Join the Audaz Familia with auditions for The Pain Of The Macho by Rick Najera and La Pastorela

Sign up here for your audition time:

Please come prepared with a one minute contemporary comedic/dramatic monologue, and bring your best headshot and resume (if available).

We will be casting the following shows:

1--PAIN OF THE MACHO (Performances 9/13 - 9/22/19, Rehearsals begin August 1st )

2-3 Males and 2-3 Females to play different character roles

2--LA PASTORELA (Performances Dec 19 - 21, Rehearsals begin Nov 8th)

TEBANO, BARTOLO, VATO, GILA, HERMITANO, SAN MIGUEL, ANGELITA, CUCHARITA, LUZBEL, PECADO, ASTUCIA, JOSEPH, VIRGIN MARY, and also casting a children's choir (looking for five to ten children, ages 6 - 11)
To audition for children's choir, children only need to come prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a traditional Christmas hymn a capella.


*Go to and sign up for your audition time
*Arrive 5-10 min. prior to your audition to turn in paperwork
*Prepare a contemporary monologue of your choice, not to exceed one minute in length
*Bring a head shot and resume if available
*Auditions may also include a cold reading from the script
*All roles are open and will be cast on a volunteer basis

If you’re unable to make it to the audition date on July 15th, email our production manager at and we will do our best to schedule an alternate audition date.

If you are from out of town, and would like to submit a video audition, please send a video of your one minute monologue, resume, and head shot to our artistic director at