Carmen, a Latinx mash-up
by Generic Ensemble Company

May. 18 - Jun. 02, 2018


CARMEN takes the well-known opera as a jumping-off point and presents an all-Latinx cast performing a devised theatre piece exploring borders, survival, gender, and love. Set in El Paso, queer night life clashes with ICE raids as we use telenovela tropes to reinvent the tale of passion, jealousy, and familia. In a time of #dreamers, #borderwall, and #metoo, CARMEN seeks to find both resistance and humor in chaotic times. Generic Ensemble Company is a Resident Theatre Organization of the Dougherty Arts Center through the Museums and Cultural Programs Division of the Parks and Recreation Department. Three weeks only.


Directed by kt shorb. Featuring: Siri Gurudev, Adam Martinez, Eva McQuade, Joseph Quintana, Cassie Reveles, Saray de Jesus Rosales, Jesus I. Valles, Marina Weikel, and Dillon Yruegas.

Lighting Design by Aaron Curry. Costume and Properties Design by Jana Zek. 


( Generic Ensemble Company (GenEnCo) makes the invisible visible through bold, socially relevant, body-centered theatre.


“A work filled with tension that takes the audience with it every step of the way.”

–Austin Chronicle on Generic Ensemble Company’s 893 | Ya-ku-za


“As profound as it is heartrending.”

–Orange Magazine on Generic Ensemble Company's The Mikado: Reclaimed


“…Ambitious, timely, and vitally important…”

—Austin American-Statesman on Generic Ensemble Company’s Robin Hood: An Elegy


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Carmen, a Latinx mash-up
by Generic Ensemble Company, adapting Bizet's opera
Generic Ensemble Company

May 18 - June 02, 2018
Dougherty Arts Center
1110 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX, 78704


May 18-20, 24-26, 31, June 1-2, 2018 

Thursdays - Saturdays: 8 pm

American Sign Language Interpreted on May 26

The Dougherty Arts Center

1110 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704

512-974-4000 |

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