Los Moreno
by Teatro Vivo

Mar. 02, 2017

Los Moreno, a trilingual play in American Sign Language, Spanish and English, tells the story of how deafness affects the Moreno family. Carlos, a deaf teenager, has a lot more to worry about than just growing up—he has to process his mother’s arrest and possible deportation, and deal with his hearing father who has not learned how to sign. While in jail, Mrs. Moreno must “cholofy” herself in order to survive, while Mr. Moreno must tame his internalized macho in order to rescue his son from self-destruction.

Playwright Mercedes Floresislas is a Deaf Theater playwright currently working towards her MFA in Creative Writing for the Performing Arts at the University of California Riverside. She uses theater to create opportunities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing actors and spread awareness of Deaf related issues and American Sign Language. Her first play developed at UCR, Los Moreno, a trilingual play, is the winner of the 2016 KCATF Latinidad Award, as well as the first alternate for the National Partners American Theater Award.

Directed by Mary Alice Carnes.

Los Moreno
by Mercedes Floresislas
Teatro Vivo

March 02, 2017
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street
Austin, TX, 78701

Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 8 p.m.

A staged reading as part of the 2017 Austin Latino New Play Festival.