XXXVI INTERNATIONAL HISPANIC THEATRE FESTIVAL OF MIAMI

2022 PROGRAM

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Thursday, June 16

INTRODUCING THE POSTER ARTIST

ADRIANA TORRES | MEXICO

MDCA’s Lobby | 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami

July 8-31 | After each opening

EDUCATIONAL COMPONENT 

Forums in Spanish and English immediately after each opening

BEATRIZ J. RIZK, Ph.D. | Educational Program Director

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Friday and Saturday; July 8 and 9 | 8:30 pm

Sunday, July 10 | 5:00 pm

Montevideo, URUGUAY

BETTE DAVIS, ¿ESTÁS AHÍ?

(Are You There, Bette Davis? )

Written and Directed by Domingo Milesi

MDCA’s On.Stage Black Box Theatre | 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami

Azucena is looking for love and the meaning of life following the loss of her mother and her retirement from work. She walks through her feelings of mourning, with her friend, Graciela, trying to find new signs and motivations during her daily visits to an old neighborhood movie house that refuses to die. There, they meet Aníbal, and this encounter detonates a game between reality and fiction, where supernatural elements also emerge by means of esoteric practices that could offer a new interpretation of the present and establish a line of communication with the afterlife.

The play features binaural sound technology, and the audience will listen to it with headphones.

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Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 14, 15 and 16| 8:30 pm

MURATICA TEATRO, Badajoz, Extremadura, ESPAÑA

ALACRÁN O LA CEREMONIA

(Scorpion or The Ceremony)

Written by José Antonio Lucia | Directed by Román Podolsky

MDCA’s On.Stage Black Box Theatre | 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami

A story of a love triangle in the heart of sordid Spanish taverns. Scorpion or The Ceremony emerges from the gypsy splendor that allows its history to bleed out amidst obscenities, the zambra dance, and thorns. This scoundrel gathers with himself each night, thrusts himself into the performance with a flamenco cry, sprinkles it with courage, and begins his interpretation of “La Cangrejo,” the woman who was the love of his life and is no longer here. Alacrán comes to remember her while he settles into the black, funny, and absurd tragicomedy that is his life.

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Friday and Saturday;  July 15 and 16 | 8:30 pm

Sunday, July 17 | 5:00 pm

FUNDACIÓN FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL TEATRO A MIL, Santiago, CHILE

ENCUENTROS BREVES CON HOMBRES REPULSIVOS

(Brief Encounters with Repulsive Men)

Adapted & Directed by Daniel Veronese

Carnival Studio Theater, Adrienne Arsht Center | 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

In the course of eight brief independent meetings, two actors interact and exchange roles back and forth. The subjects are different, but all have something in common: the contemporary masculine condition that becomes evident in response to an encounter with a woman - in love, sex and even loss.

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Saturday, July 16| 5:00 pm

SOCIETY OF THE EDUCATIONAL ARTS, Inc., New York, USA & CONECTA MIAMI ARTS, Miami USA

LOS COLORES DE FRIDA

(Frida's colors)

Written & Directed by Manuel Morán

Key Biscayne Community Center

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Sunday, July 17 | 2:00 - 6:00 pm

International Children's Day

MDCA’s Mid-Stage Theatre | 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami

2:00 – 3:00 pm | Arts and crafts, rides, face painting, and distribution of combo meals

3:00 – 4:00 pm | Workshops: Painting & Puppetry

4:00 – 5:00 pm | Workshops: Mime

5:00 – 6:00 pm | Performance: Los colores de Frida

A bilingual performance about the great Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, which combines music, visual arts, story narratives, puppets and the audience’s participation. There are three Fridas on stage –the painter, the singer and the storyteller- and the three will transport the young audience on a biographical journey where colors heal. The performance features puppets (hand puppets, finger puppets and rod puppets), projections of the artist’s most emblematic paintings, together with the animated illustrations of the storybook Los colores de Frida/Frida’s Colors. While the performance is going on, children will be able to watch the creation of an artwork on stage. The expressions, folklore, music and color of Mexican culture will be the main protagonists, in order to tell the story of one of the greatest artists in the Americas.

 

Free Admission and parking

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Friday and Saturday;  July 22, 23| 8:30 pm

Sunday, July 24| 5:00 pm

EL BALCÓN DE MEURSAULT, Caba, ARGENTINA 

ROTA

(Broken)

Written by Natalia Villamil | Directed by Mariano Stolkiner

Carnival Studio Theater, Adrienne Arsht Center | 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

A play that challenges us, as a society, through a mother that must rebuild her existence around the death of her son, who has killed himself after committing femicide. A topic, unfortunately current, which presents a different focus, where the plot will not revolve around the killer nor the victim, but instead, around the voice of this woman who had to raise her son on her own. She will try to find a little love, a little understanding, like any other woman deserves.

(In Spanish with English supertitles)

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Friday and Saturday;  July 22, 23| 8:30 pm

Sunday, July 24| 5:00 pm

ENTRETENIMIENTO EDUCATIVO, Inc., San Juan, PUERTO RICO

QUÍNTUPLES

(Quintuplets)

Written by Luis Rafael Sánchez | Directed by Emineh de Lourdes

MDCA’s On.Stage Black Box Theatre | 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami

This work makes reference to Puerto Rico and the world during the time period 1950 and 1984. It serves as a historical document for new generations to get to know their country as well as the world in which their parents, grandparents and great grandparents grew, and also to learn about the worldviews prevalent in the various settings wherein the play unfolds. An excellent example of this reality, a national classic of universal scope that transcends time. Quintuplets is the most viewed theater work around the world written by a Puerto Rican playwright who resides in Puerto Rico.

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Thursday, July 28 | Before the performance

PRESENTATION OF 2022 LIFE ACHIEVEMENT IN THE PERFORMING ARTS AWARD

ADRIANA BARRAZA | MEXICO

Carnival Studio Theater, Adrienne Arsht Center

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Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 28, 29 and 30 | 8:30 pm

Sunday, July 31 | 5:00 pm

TEATRO AVANTE | Miami, U.S.A.

MEJOR ME CALLO

(I’d Better Shut Up)

Written by Abel González Melo | Directed by Mario Ernesto Sánchez

Carnival Studio Theater, Adrienne Arsht Center | 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

 

Paris Cosmetics, a prestigious family business, has been the leader in the production and sale of beauty products for years. The company appears to be prosperous, but the sudden arrival of a clever computer Wiz to whom the business owner has granted exceptional authority, threatens to alter the existing harmony. The intruder’s behavior causes unexpected conflicts, and the family members must ally to avert a debacle. 

(In Spanish with English supertitles)

PLEASE NOTE | For security reasons, the United States has severely tightened restrictions on visas and other travel documents. Such restrictions may impair our ability to adhere to the published Festival schedule. Please bear with us and keep in mind that our program may change without notice. Thank you!