Teatro Audaz, a Latinx theatre company known for its artistic excellence and the representation of multiculturalism on and off stage, is excited to announce the start of their 2023 season with a robust summer schedule beginning on June 1st.

Teatro Audaz will tell stories through four teatro productions uplifting the voices of the Latinx community, in a fearless, bold and audacious way. Audiences can also look forward to the opportunity to attend a “talk back” or playwright platica as an evening addition for each production.

“We are thrilled to embark on this season, beginning in the summer, with a mission to provide unique theatrical experiences for the community of San Antonio and the surrounding areas,” said Laura T. Garza, founding executive artistic director of Teatro Audaz San Antonio and faculty instructor and theatre coordinator at San Antonio College. “As a company comprised of theatre educators, we are also grateful to have the opportunity to offer a full production season during the summer, allowing our artists, comprised of teachers and professional students, the flexibility to continue to make art and stay creative while not in the classroom.”

In addition to the summer season, Teatro Audaz will also offer a unique theatrical production during the winter break, aligning with their aim to provide continuous opportunities for creative outlets for both artist educators and professional students.

When they are not in full productions, Teatro Audaz’s goal is to be involved in creative content in some way, shape, or form such as offering workshops, stage readings, and masterclasses. Incidentally, this is how Teatro Audaz got their start as a theatre company seven years ago.

Teatro Audaz is dedicated to exploring the varied experiences and cultures of Latinx people through producing and showcasing the creative talents of our artists. Receiving prestigious awards from the Alamo Theatre Arts Council for past productions of Mariachi Girl, Bad Hombres/Good Wives, Mesquite Tree and Man of the Flesh, Teatro Audaz aims to showcase the stories of, and serve the artists that we feel are most under-represented, including all BIPOC, LGBTQ, women, refugees, and immigrants.


“Reclaiming Our Roots”

Luchadora! by Alvaro Saar Rios

Directed by Abe Ramirez

Anastacia Islas, Associate Director

McCreless Theater, 799 W. Dewey Place, San Antonio, Texas, 78212

June 1st-June 11th

Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.*
*Playwright Platica with Alvaro Saar Rios: June 8-June 9, immediately following the performance.

There is also an ASL interpreted performance on June 9 with Robert Cardoza, the San Antonio theatre community’s primary sign language interpreter.

Description: The discovery of a worn pink wrestling mask prompts Nana Lupita, a Wisconsin grandmother, to share her tale about growing up in 1960s Texas. As her tale unfolds, Lupita’s life as a teen tomboy comes alive—bike riding with her friends Leopold and Liesl, working at her father’s flower stand and lucha libre. When a World Championship match is announced, Lupita anticipates seeing it until she discovers her ailing father is one of the wrestlers. With the help of a magical mask maker, Lupita secretly trains to take her father’s place. She soon finds it difficult keeping her secret from her friends and, most importantly, her father.

Tickets are now on sale – ticket link. (General Admission: $25; VIP Seating, $35; Senior/Military/ATAC $20 and Student $15)**

**Special pride nights, with patron promo discounts, are scheduled for June 1, 3, 8 and 10th.

The Ghosts of Lote Bravo by Hilary Bettis, a Texas premiere production

Directed by Charles Falcon

Celeste Lozano, Associate Director

The Cellar Theater, 800 W. Ashby, San Antonio, Texas, 78212

July 13th-July 23rd

Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm

Description: In Cuidad Juarez, Mexico young girls often disappear. Many turn up murdered. Juanda Cantu’s daughter, Raquel, is one of these girls. Through visions offered by La Santa Muerte, Juanda is shown Raquel’s past only to discover that her daughter had hopes, dreams and courage Juanda knew nothing about. The Ghosts of Lote Bravo is a play about great hope in the midst of relentless violence, poverty and grief.

Somewhere Over The Border by Brian Quijada, a Texas premiere production

Directed by Laura T. Garza

Abe Ramirez, Associate Director

Gid De La Rosa, Music Director

McAllister Theater, 1300 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, Texas, 78212

August 31st-September 10th

Description: In this new musical, Somewhere Over the Border embraces the factual and the fantastical in its depiction of one young girl’s pursuit of the American dream. As Reina travels north to the Mexican border, she gathers friends, faces down dangers, and holds tight to the memory of the little boy she left behind.

It’s a Wonderful Vida by Herbert Siguenza, a Texas premiere production

Directed by Nora Moreno-Jarrell

McCreless Theater, 799 W. Dewey Place, San Antonio, Texas, 78212

December 7th-December 17th


This story takes a darkly satirical look at Mexican-Americans during Christmas in 1957. Set in Corpus Christi, Texas, the play examines an immigrant family trying to assimilate and reach for the American dream that seems as fake as Santa Claus. The Pacheco family gets an unexpected visit from Mexico that turns their whole world upside down.

Programming and schedules are subject to change.

For more information, visit: teatroaudaz.com