March 31st, 2017
Winner of the 2017
Betsy Carpenter Playwriting Award
Staged Reading Directed By: Nina Rodriguez
Starring: Yohanna Perez and Jose Cabrera
Sangre Mia tells the story of Carreon, an Iraq War veteran struggling to adjust back into civilian life. He is back home in El Paso, Texas and is starting a new job in an immigration office where he will interview applicants from Ciudad Juárez, the city right across the border. As the play progresses, Carreon realizes that the people he fought for, the Mexicans he speaks to everyday, are being held back by a system of oppression. This, coupled with his flashbacks growing more frequent and more intense, the lines between reality and the desert begin to fade.
December 9th & 10th, 2017
2017 EVVY Award Winner for
Outstanding Writing for the Stage
Directed By: Andrew Siañez-De La O
Starring: Andrew Siañez-De La O, Serena Koo, and Ian Sawan
Ruben tells the real life story of Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar. From his time growing up in El Paso to the events he covered while working with the Los Angeles Times. The American occupation of the Dominican Republic. The war in Vietnam. The Tlatelolco Massacre in Mexico City. All leading up to his death in August, 1970, at the Chicano Moratorium protesting the Vietnam war.
Part of a larger project titled "Barrio Stories," a student produced art gallery using works by student artists of color.