Chato's Bridge

Jun. 24, 2014

The San Antonio Latino/a Theatre Alliance (SALTA) continues its support and advocacy of San Antonio’s burgeoning theatre community and the region’s Latino culture through its monthly series of teatro gatherings taking place at a variety of arts and cultural centers within the city. SALTA will host monthly events in support of its mission featuring distinguished speakers, workshops, professional development opportunities, performances, and staged readings. 

Audiences will enjoy June’s offering, a staged reading of “Chato’s Bridge” written by local writer Mono Aguilar and directed by SALTA member Anna De Luna.

“Chato's Bridge” is Mono Aguilar's first play. Like Aguilar, his characters grow up in Westside San Antonio, navigating its histories and stories on the bridge above Apache Creek: “He stood alone and defended the bridge....saving the rest of us and buying enough time for the veteranos to gather together and come help.”

Aguilar has a BA in English from Rice University, an MA in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio and teaches creative writing at San Antonio College. “Chato's Bridge” is heavy with universal themes of love and loyalty and is set within the familiar barrios of San Antonio. The play will have a full staging at SAC in the Fall of 2014.

Chato's Bridge
by Mono Aguilar

June 24, 2014
Jump-Start Performance Company
710 Frederickburg Rd
San Antonio, TX, 78201

June 24, 7pm