Latinx Bilingual Playwrights Circle | Rhode Island

A forum for Latinos to share scripts and to see their works performed on stage

Live Stage Readings | Meet the writers

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Alberto Genao
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Alexis Elisa Macedo
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Gabriela Lopez Ruiz

Street Shine

Script written by Alberto Genao
Through unexpected encounters, failed attempts, and comedic moments, "Street Shine" explores the challenges of fitting in, making a quick buck, and the consequences of chasing the illusion of success. The film takes us on a nostalgic journey, capturing the essence of life through the eyes of urban Latino youth.

La Superniña del Cilantro/The Super Cilantro Girl

Script adaptation by Alexis Elisa Macedo
Follow the original story of campesino turned superhero as Esmeralda saves her family and friends from evil as "The Super Cilantro Girl / La Superniña del Ciltantro" in a theatrical adventure for all ages!

Donaji: A Mexican Adaptation

Script written by Gabriela López Ruiz
Follow the legend, originally a dance piece… a love story about two people who simply could not be together & the sacrifices they had to make for their family. A story that explores a different kind of love.

About RILA's Latinx Playwrights Circle

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The Latinx Bilingual Playwrights Circle @RILA is open to all Latinx playwrights and actors currently residing in Rhode Island.

The Playwrights Circle' @IRLA is a place to provide Latinx playwrights the opportunity to share scripts, receive feedback and advice from their peers and to see their works performed on stage. We encourage bilingual plays, but that is not a requirement.

The opportunity to submit is always open for original scripts, where you can receive feedback from theater makers and Latinx peers. We need at least two plays to schedule a reading. Who knows, your play may one day be selected for a future Teatro en El Verano performance! See you below to submit.
Who can submit a play?
Anybody who is of Latin American and/or Caribbean heritage and currently lives or studies in Rhode Island.

How much does it cost to participate?
There is no cost to be involved in the Playwright's Circle.
Questions? Please reach out to Gabriela Lopez Ruíz at:
The 2023-2024 Latinx Bilingual Playwrights Circle has been made possible with a grant from the June Rockwell Levy @ Rhode Island Foundation. RILA and Teatro del Pueblo | RI receive funding in part from the Rhode Island Foundation, the Dept. of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.
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The June Rockwell Levy Foundation
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La Casa de Los Vejigantes | @Rhode Island Latino Arts

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La Casa de Los Vejigantes @RILA is a flexible Black Box space, and now the home of Teatro Latino del Pueblo | Rhode Island. It is located on the premises, behind La Galería del Pueblo, 209 Central St., Central Falls, RI 02863

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