Aurora Theatre to host Georgia premiere of Festival de MicroTeatro, March 21-30

Teatro Aurora is jumping inside the perimeter for the ultimate immersive theater experience!

Aurora Theatre is heading into Atlanta for an immersive viewer-based entertainment experience taken straight out of Latin America! Teatro Aurora and Latinas Who Lead in Media Atlanta have teamed up to present the Festival de MicroTeatro: El Sueño Americano (The American Dream)During this Georgia debut, taking place March 21-30, adult audiences are able to create a personalized theater experience in a nontraditional setting, by selecting from a series of fifteen-minute plays running concurrently throughout the evening on location at Northeast Plaza while sampling bites from Latin cuisine and soaking in cultural fun. Audiences will have the following five different short, mini-plays to experience in any order, each hosted in an intimate and non-traditional theater space:
 

  • Colombian Dreams written and directed by Irma Cristancho
    In this comedic one-woman play, a Columbian immigrant shares her dreams of becoming a bonafide American as she aches at how to achieve her dream by dating her way to America!
     
  • A Volunteer by Marian Licha
    Directed by Sharon Estela
    Lilian is seeking help to gain her American citizenship when she meets Cecilia, a volunteer translator, who quickly discovers Lilian has bigger problems to tackle. Her two children are sick, and if Lilian gets deported before finishing her naturalization process, the kids will need a caretaker. What’s a volunteer to do?
     
  • No More Maids by Anne García-Romero
    Directed by Denise Arribas
    Two Latina actors meet as they prepare to audition for roles as maids on a new television comedy. Together, they fantasize about roles as biologists or nineteenth-century poets – anything but maids! When they learn the casting associate is also Latina, the three devise a game-changing plan.
     
  • Not Like Us by Desi Moreno-Penson & Noemi de la Puente
    Directed by Michelle Rivera-Huckaby
    Cosita Una and Cosita Dos are both educated, entitled and elitist Latinas. While conducting interviews for their next big protest with would-be “organizers” Harriet Tubman, Kellyanne Conway and Justice Sonia Sotomayor, they find all of them to be lacking in some aspect. The two Cositas learn the value of respecting other people’s opinions and about friendship in this insightful skit!
     
  • To Build A Home by Sofia Palmero
    Directed by Ricardo Aponte 
    The very same fateful day that Adriana hopes to become an American citizen, she meets Margarita – a woman requesting her green card. Adriana quickly discovers that not everything is black and white while Margarita begins to heal the wounds of exile.

Festival de Microteatro: El Sueño Americano (The American Dream) will play March 21 – 30 at Northeast Plaza, 3307 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30329. Tickets can be purchased at bit.ly/ATMicroTeatro and show times and pricing are as follows:

Thursday – Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
Individual show tickets: $7
Festival pass: $30 (includes attendance to festival for multiple days)

This festival is open to all patrons; comprehension of the Spanish language is not necessary to enjoy the performances. Attendees of the festival can expect elements of Latin cuisine and culture. Free parking on site will be available. For more information, please visit auroratheatre.com.

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