An audacious new take on Lorca’s classic, ¡Bernarda!, is a daring new work by Emilio Williams that remains faithful to the relevance of the original while re-imagining it for a new generation. Starring an all Latina cast and an all femme design team, Teatro Vista Productions challenges traditional forms by bringing a new perspective to this classic.
Anna in the Tropics
In a Cuban American cigar factory just outside Ybor City in 1929, a charismatic lector reads Anna Karenina aloud to pass the hours. As Anna’s passions are enunciated, the workers’ hidden desires bubble to the surface, becoming a powderkeg that must eventually explode in the Florida heat. Nilo Cruz’s passionate classic shines an unrelenting light on the search for identity in the American landscape.
Porchlight’s production celebrates this legacy and adds a new page to the story of a year in the life of a diverse group of artists struggling to survive and create in Lower Manhattan’s East Village under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. In the thriving days of bohemian Alphabet City at the end of the millennium, these friends are determined to follow their dreams without selling out.
Zorro: The Musical
"The two leading ladies of this production are stellar. They both have the most beautiful, expressive voices in this production and handle their choreographic challenges with grace and fire. Alix Rhode, who recently dazzled audiences at Theo Ubique in “Godspell,” is terrific as the Gypsy Queen, Inez. Her rendition of the Gipsy Kings’ “Bamboleo” almost stops the show... Both women will hopefully be seen again soon in more leading roles."
(Chicago Theatre Review)
One of the most-produced musicals of all-time, prepare ye for the timeless and beloved tale of community, friendship and love. Led by the international hit, “Day by Day,” GODSPELL features a parade of beloved songs from award winner Stephen Schwartz, including “Prepare Ye’,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All for the Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.”
Carmela Full of Wishes
It’s Carmela’s birthday, and her wish has already come true–she’s finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. On their way to the laundromat, past fields of what Mamí calls “flores de cempazuchitl,” Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow its puffy white fluff away, her brother asks, “did you even make a wish?” If only she can think of just the right wish to make.
Mi Latinidad: Historia
Mi Latinidad is a theatre collective made up of Latinx artists in Chicago. Our mission is to spread awareness and celebrate our beautiful culture in the city while also raising funds for a Latin charity every year. I am a founding member of this collective and am proud to call it one of my creative homes. In April of 2020, we were scheduled to put up our 3rd Annual show directed by Alix Rhode. We are very sad to have to reschedule due to COVID-19, but we plan on coming back and better than ever once it is safe. Follow us on Instagram for updates and to learn more!
Buddy: The Buddy
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of Buddy's meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when 'That'll be the day' hit the airwaves to his whirlwind love story with Maria Elena until his tragic death less than two years later on "The Day the Music Died".
La Havana Madrid
La Havana Madrid is an immersive documentary theatre experience inspired by the Latino Caribbean nightclub that once existed on the corner of Belmont and Sheffield. Audiences will be transported back to 1960s Chicago and experience the stories of the club's patrons and musicians complete with a live band chronicling the history of Caribbean Latino music through the decade from mambo to the birth of salsa. Playwright Sandra Delgado and Teatro Vista were granted the prestigious Joyce Award to support the development of La Havana Madrid.