The Panza Monologues
by Teatro Audaz

Aug. 13 - Aug. 22, 2021

Teatro Audaz is excited to announce the cast & crew for our final show of the 20/21 season, and OUR RETURN TO LIVE THEATRE with THE PANZA MONOLOGUES!


Since its inception in San Anto, Panza has played across the nation (East, West, North, South) but now it's coming home to where it all began, to its origin, to its source AND now it's a book! Now it's been the subject of doctoral dissertations! Now, it's been independently produced by professional and amateur and college theater companies alike across the country! It became a film, filmed in L.A.! 


Review by Kurt Gardiner, ArtsScene SA, August 19, 2021



Now, Teatro Audaz is putting it back into the bodies and lives of San Anto women and onto San Anto land to revisit and reconnect with the lives of women in San Anto who first inspired this project/play. We bring it back to San Anto to explore the issues of obesity, diabetes, food deserts...income inequality, all STILL prevalent in San Anto...ten years on, what remains the same? What do we still need to change? Why can't it be changed?


The Panza Monologues is based on women's stories about their panzas—tú sabes—that roll of belly we all try to hide. The Panza Monologues features the words of Chicanas speaking with humor and candor. Their stories boldly place the panza front and center as a symbol that reveals the lurking truths about women's thoughts, lives, loves, abuses, and living conditions.


Written, compiled, and collected by Virginia Grise and Irma Mayorga with additional stories by Barbara Renaud-Gonzalez, Petra A. Mata, and Maria R. Salazar.


Directed by Paula Rodriguez and featuring the ensemble cast of Brizzo Torres, Jojanie Moreno, Isabel DeLaCerda, and Laura T. Garza. 

Scenic Design: Karen Arredondo

Stage Manager: Abe Ramirez

Production Assistant: Ember Gomez

Sound Board Op: Nevaeh Cruz



The Panza Monologues
by Virginia Grise and Irma Mayorga
Teatro Audaz

August 13 - August 22, 2021
Cellar Theatre, The Public Theater, San Antonio
San Pedro Park
800 W Ashby Place
San Antonio, TX, 78212

The Panza Monologues is coming home! 



Both Live & Online Streamed Perfomances will be offered

Aug 13th - 22nd, 2021

(Fri & Sat @ 7:30pm / Sundays @ 2pm)

Location: The Cellar Theater at The Public (800 W Ashby Pl, SA TX 78212)




Live tickets will be limited capacity seating and will sell out fast!!!


*ALL Live Audience members will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distance

for the safety of all audience members


*All staff, actors and production team are fully vaccinated