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San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival Presented at SDSU Sept. 3-5

A weekend of readings of new plays by Latinx playwrights along with a festival showcase production of Conjunto Blues

San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival Presented at SDSU Sept. 3-5

by PSFA Stories Team

August 13, 2021

San Diego Repertory Theatre and Amigos del REP have announced the lineup for the Fifth Annual San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival to be presented in-person at San Diego State University and streamed live online, September 3-5, 2021.

The San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival is a celebration of engaging, dynamic, and enlightening new plays by Latinx playwrights from across the United States. This year’s festival will be held in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Theatre, a state-of-the-art screening theatre with plush tiered seating and surround sound. The Student Union Theatre is made available to the festival through SDSU and is part of SD Rep’s deepening partnership with the SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film. Pay-what-you-can festival passes are available at sdrep.org/latinx or 619.544.1000.

The selection process was highly competitive with only four plays out of more than 90 submissions chosen for the festival. While there were numerous new plays worthy of being chosen for the festival’s roster, the selection committee based its decision on works that most closely support the mission to generate and sustain a more inclusive community through artistic endeavors that further progressive political and social values and celebrate the multiple voices of the region.

“Our exciting hybrid festival will bring the incredible accessibility growth we found with our online platform and restore that missing component: our audience,” said Patrice Amon, SDSU lecturer, and San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival Producer. “We cannot wait to welcome our audience back and gather safely to celebrate these brave new works.”

Below is the schedule of the 2021 Latinx New Play Festival.

Friday, September 3rd

4:00pm Directing Panel

5:00pm Black Mexican by Rachel Lyne

7:00pm Opening Reception

Saturday, September 4th

11:00am Designer Showcase

12:00pm (trans)formada by lily gonzales

2:00pm Dramaturgy Panel*

3:00pm Get Your Pink Hands Off Me Sucka and Give Me Back by Daniella De Jesús

6:00pm Conjunto Blues spotlight performance, by Nicolas R. Valdez
7:30pm Reception

Sunday, September 5th

11:00am Historical Context Panel*

12:00pm Local Project Panel*

1:00pm A Skeptic and a Bruja by Rosa Fernandez

3:00pm Closing Playwrights Panel*

Pay-what-you-can festival passes are available at sdrep.org/latinx or 619.544.1000.

The content within this article has been edited by Lizbeth Persons.

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