Sep. 14 - Sep. 22, 2018
A work-in-progress sharing and post-performance discussion of the issues (immigration, ICE, detention, Latino Folklore) that are the foundation of this new work from Glass Half Full Theatre.
Jesus Valles and Gricelda Silva play undocumented Latin American siblings living in Texas in the apartment of their older cousin (Lori Navarrete). In the midst of sweeping ICE raids, the older brother turns to the Latino tradition of telling terrifying stories to children (to make them behave) to train his little sister on tactics to avoid immigration agents. (Stay hidden. Don't speak. Don't resist.) Left alone, the siblings apply everything they know about escaping the boogeymen of their imaginations to avoid the very real threat of ICE agents who intend to tear their family apart.
The cast is supported by a team of puppeteer/ actors (Indigo Rael, Marina DeYoe-Pedraza, and Connor Hopkins) who bring terrifying creatures from Latino storytelling tradition to life in this horror/ suspense live performance.
The Cucuy Project is a bilingual work devised by the Glass Half Full Theatre Artistic Director (Caroline Reck) and the cast.
Glass Half Full Theatre is working with folklorist Emily Socolov and various local groups that support the rights of immigrants and detainees. We'll share on social media which groups will be at each evening when we have confirmation.
The design team for this workshop includes K. Eliot Haynes, Rachel Atkinson, and Caroline Reck. Stage Management by Zac Crofford.
The final production will open in September 2019 as the culmination of our residency at the Dougherty Arts Center.
We hope you can join us!
The Cucuy Project
by Glass Half Full ensemble
Glass Half Full Theatre
September 14 - September 22, 2018
|Last night, we began the three-week process of devising the first part of our newest work, The Cucuy Project. We've been outlining for many months now, and we're finally getting into the nitty-gritty of words and movement, built collaboratively in a room. Specifically, a rehearsal room at the Dougherty Arts Center, where Glass Half Full was selected for a residency to create this project.
|How can you participate?
By attending The Cucuy Project, a work-in-progress sharing and post-performance discussion of the issues (immigration, ICE, detention, Latino Folklore) that are the foundation of this new work from Glass Half Full Theatre.
Dougherty Arts Center,
1110 Barton Springs Road, ATX
8 PM Fridays and Saturdays. September 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2018.
Reserve online with a $10 donation
(little blue button just below)
or Pay-What-You-Can at the door