LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — The Lawrenceville based theater company, Aurora Theatre, is sponsoring the Georgia debut of Festival de MicroTheatro: El Sueno Americano (The American Dream). The immersive viewer-based experience started in Latin America. This nontraditional theatre environment will be located at Northeast Plaza in Atlanta and features a series of fifteen-minute plays that are selected by the individual audience member in the order of their choosing.
Each play will run concurrently and be set-up in its own individual space while audience member is free to sample from a selection of Latin cuisine. The program is as follows:
- Colombian Dreams written and directed by Irma Cristancho
In this comedic one-woman play, a Columbian immigrant shares her dreams of becoming a bonafide American as she aches at how to achieve her dream by dating her way to America!
- A Volunteer by Marian Licha
Directed by Sharon Estela
Lilian is seeking help to gain her American citizenship when she meets Cecilia, a volunteer translator, who quickly discovers Lilian has bigger problems to tackle. Her two children are sick, and if Lilian gets deported before finishing her naturalization process, the kids will need a caretaker.What’s a volunteer to do?
- No More Maids by Anne García-Romero
Directed by Denise Arribas
Two Latina actors meet as they prepare to audition for roles as maids on a new television
comedy. Together, they fantasize about roles as biologists or nineteenth-century poets – anything but maids! When they learn the casting associate is also Latina, the three devise a game-changing plan.
- Not Like Us by Desi Moreno-Penson & Noemi de la Puente
Directed by Michelle Rivera-Huckaby
Cosita Una and Cosita Dos are both educated, entitled and elitist Latinas. While conducting interviews for their next big protest with would-be "organizers" Harriet Tubman, Kellyanne Conway and Justice Sonia Sotomayor, they find all of them to be lacking in some aspect. The two Cositas learn the value of respecting other people’s opinions and about friendship in this insightful skit!
- To Build A Home by Sofia Palmero
Directed by Ricardo Aponte
The very same fateful day that Adriana hopes to become an American citizen, she meets Margarita – a woman requesting her green card. Adriana quickly discovers that not everything is black and white while Margarita begins to heal the wounds of exile.
The Georgia debut of this one-of-a-kind show will be from March 21-30. While the festival is open to all, Spanish fluency is not required to enjoying the performances. Free parking will be available as will certain selections of Latin cuisine. For more information about Festival de MicroTeatro: El Sueño Americano (The American Dream), please visit auroratheatre.com.