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.
The Generic Ensemble Company (GenEnCo) makes the invisible visible through bold, socially relevant, body-centered theatre. www.genenco.org
“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.
May 18 - June 02, 2018
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 | www.austintexas.gov/dac
For ticket info: https://secure.buyplaytix.com/genenco/reserve/carmen.html