TeatroStageFest Spring Season 2013 features Pájaro (Bird),
a TeatroStageFamily production from MEXICO

and 34 Puñaladas, a series of Tango Concerts from ARGENTINA.
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Photo: Sophie Garcia

Baruch Performing Arts Center

55 Lexington Avenue, New York

Running time: 1 hour, without intermission

In Spanish, with English supertitles.

Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America
Contextualization Programming

The Poetics of the Object:
a Workshop with Jorge Vargas,
Director of Teatro Linea de Sombra

Saturday, October 20 @ 9AM-12PM:

Participants explored the Theater's ability to transform industrial objects into poetic metaphors.

TeatroStageFest's Encuentro Conference

Saturday, October 20 @ 1PM-6PM:
This all day conference included presentations by two New York based theater companies that have developed new works on the theme of border crossing with professional actors and day laborers living in the U.S.; a panel with featured speakers who will presented their points of view on the recently approved deferred action status for young “Dreamers” living in the U.S.; and two documentary film screenings: The Sixth Section and Las Patronas.

Teatro StageFest Conference
Latin American Cultural Leaders

Monday, October 22 @ 6PM:

A panel discussion with the Directors of three major cultural institutions in South America took place at at The Americas Society.

Read more about the second International Cultural Engagement Partnership in Colombia, Brazil and Argentina!

Photo: Sophie Garcia

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Photo: Roberto Blenda


In 2012, TeatroStageFest proudly presented

the best of contemporary Latin American Theater.

Fall featured productions:


Thursday, October 18 @ 8:00PM (Opening Night)
Friday, October 19 @ 8:00PM (TalkBack with the Audience)
Saturday, October 20 @ 8:00PM
Preceded by TeatroStageFest's Encuentro, an all-day conference

Company: Teatro Línea de Sombra

A presentation of
Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America
supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation 
 in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts
and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation  

A scene from Amarillo (Photo: Marina España)

TeatroStageFest's Community Access Initiative distributed subsidized tickets to members of several community-based organizations Adelante Alliance, La Union and Tepeyac, among others, who attended a presentation of Amarillo.

About Amarillo

A man departs for the U.S.-Mexican border and vanishes. Amarillo, Texas, is the destination he never arrives at. In the distance, a woman yearns for his return as she reconstructs his body, imagines his probable itinerary and final words.

As the performers travel imagined landscapes of both geography and cultural identity, the absent man takes on multiple faces and names. He comes to symbolize the thousands of disillusioned travelers who have suffered a similar fate. Amarillo touches on the complex nature of individual and national identity in a time of exodus—both for those who leave, and those who are left behind.

Jorge A. Vargas (Member of FONCA Creators System)
Executive Producer: Alicia Laguna
Created and performed by: Alicia Laguna, María Luna, Antígona González, Vianey Salinas, Raúl Mendoza and Jesús Cuevas
Set Designer: Jesús Hernández
Technical Assistant: Antígona González

About ...

Teatro Línea de Sombra was founded in 1993 by Jorge A. Vargas, one of Mexico's most prominent contemporary directors, who began doing political theatre in the 1970's. Under his direction, and through a process of collaboration with the actors, Línea de Sombra has emerged as one of the leading Mexican touring ensembles and has received international acclaim for its distinctive theatrical and visual productions that combine movement, projections, layered sound scores and other forms of mixed media.


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