Devised by the Ensemble
American Sign Language Interpreted on May 26
Where: The Dougherty Arts Center
1110 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
512-974-4000 | www.austintexas.gov/dac
CARMEN takes the well-known opera as a jumping-off point and presents an all-Latinx cast performing a devised theatre piece exploring borders, labor, gender, and love. Queer subcultures and love stories clash with ICE raids and social networking as we use telenovela tropes to reinvent the tale of passion, jealousy, and ostracism. In a time of #dreamers, #borderwall and #metoo, CARMEN seeks to find both resistance and humor in chaotic times. Generic Ensemble Company is a Resident Theatre Organization of the Dougherty Arts Center through the Museums and Cultural Programs Division of the Parks and Recreation Department. Three weeks only.
Directed by kt shorb. Featuring: Siri Gurudev, Adam Martinez*, Eva McQuade, Joseph Quintana, Cassandra Reveles, Saray de Jesus Rosales, Jesus I. Valles**, Marina Weikel, Dillon Yruegas. Lighting Design by Aaron Curry. Costume and Properties Design by Jana Zek. Scenic Design by Iman Corbani. Sound Design by Malyssa Quiles.
* Adam Martinez will be appearing 5/26, 5/31, 6/1, 6/2
** Jesus I. Valles will be appearing 5/18, 5/19, 5/24, 5/25
Radical Generosity tickets are for those for whom general admission is an undue burden. None turned away for lack of funds. Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons welcome to ASL interpretation on May 26 free-of-charge. Donations accepted at door. DHH patrons who cannot make it to ASL show can request a script. Venue is wheelchair accessible. In-person description for the visually impaired available with advanced request. Please contact us at info [at] genenco [dot] org if you have additional accessibility needs.
The Generic Ensemble Company (GenEnCo) makes the invisible visible through bold, socially relevant, body-centered theatre. www.genenco.org
“A work filled with tension that takes the audience with it every step of the way.”
–Austin Chronicle on Generic Ensemble Company’s 893 | Ya-ku-za
“As profound as it is heartrending.”
–Orange Magazine on Generic Ensemble Company's The Mikado: Reclaimed
“…Ambitious, timely, and vitally important…”
—Austin American-Statesman on Generic Ensemble Company’s Robin Hood: An Elegy
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.