Los Tequileros
by Teatro Vivo

May. 21 (2015)

Los Tequileros draws on the Mexican folk ballad and historical documents to recount the deaths of three tequila smugglers at the hands of American law enforcement on December 18, 1922. The play itself, like the corrido, is lyrical and poetic at times, exploring the roots of cultural violence and hatred through monologues, music, machistas, and the maternal. The story of Los Tequileros provides a rare look at Mexican American border history and identity; reveals a link between government, violence, and border culture; and in doing so may provide us with a glimpse of the future for border peoples.

Announcing Auditions for Teatro Vivo's Workshop Production of “Los Tequileros” Thursday May 21, 6:30 – 9:30 pm at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center, 600 River Street Austin 78701

Free parking provided.

Teatro Vivo is pleased to announce a casting call for the workshop production of “Los Tequileros,” a work in progress, to be performed two weekends August 13-15 and 20-22.

Teatro Vivo will be auditioning for 9 roles available to men and women ages 18 to 70. Actors should prepare a dramatic monologue, each approximately 1 minute in length and may be asked to read some pages of the script once onsite. Knowledge of Spanish for some roles is a plus.

 Email austinlnpf@gmail.com for an audition time! Here are the details: 2 Texas Rangers, 1 Customs Inspector, 3 Tequileros, 2 female roles, and 1 narrator/musician.

Actors selected will have the opportunity to aid in the development of the script by being involved in two readings before the script is finalized for the workshop production. Actors must be available for table readings on the evenings of Thursday June 18th and July 2. Rehearsals begin July 6th and run through opening night on Thursday August 13th, with a 1-week break from July 13-17.

Auditions will take place Thursday, May 21st, at the Mexican American Cultural Center, located in downtown Austin at 600 River St, from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Auditions are by appointment only. Please email Dolores at AustinLNPF@gmail.com with a couple of preferred times to arrange an audition.

Please come prepared with a headshot or photo for submission. You may also bring a resume – optional.