La Pastorela 2015
by Teatro Vivo

Sep. 22 - Sep. 23 (2015)

La Pastorela is an annual traditional Yuletide play that has been performed in Native American and Mexicano communities since the late 16th century, when Spanish priests first introduced it to the native people of this land. The script and music, passed on from generation to generation, imparts lessons of wisdom through drama and humor as shepherds embark on a journey and encounter manifestations of evil that attempt to keep them from reaching their destination. Each year’s production retains elements of the original tradition, with a contemporary theatrical twist to the dialogue, music and dance. This is a marvelous entertainment and cultural celebration event for the whole family. Don’t miss this “uniquely Austin” Latino Yuletide production. Make La Pastorela a tradition for your holiday celebration.

[image from a production at Fresno, University of California]

Teatro Vivo Announces Auditions for La Pastorela,  directed by Rupert Reyes

Auditioning actors, singers, and dancers of all ages!

Tuesday and Wednesday September 22 & 23, 6 pm to 9 pm

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center, 600 River Street  Austin TX 78701

To schedule an audition send an email to and suggest a couple times you could be available.

You may request a script when you schedule an audition to be sent via email.

Parking is free to those auditioning. You will receive a parking pass for your car’s dashboard when you check in for your audition.

Bring a Photo and/or Resume  Prepare a 1-minute comedic monologue, dance or song or you may read from the script.

Actors of all ages and acting experience levels are encouraged to audition. This production is an opportunity for both experienced actors, as well as those new to the stage.

Knowledge of Spanish is a plus and not required

Schedule for the production:

Rehearsal begins: Monday, October 12, 2015 and continues every Mon-Thurs 6:30 – 9:30 pm – same location

No rehearsals on Wed-Saturday of Thanksgiving week.

Rehearsal Scheduled on Sunday, November 29, 2015, time TBA.

Show opens: Thursday, December 3, 2015

Show runs: Thursday- Saturday, 8 pm

December 3 – December 20, 2015

Sunday shows, December 6, 13, 20, 2015 at 2pm