Welcome To New Carpa Theater Co.
New Carpa Theater Company was founded in 2002 by James E. Garcia. The company incorporated in 2006 and is launching its sixth full season this year. The company is based in Phoenix, AZ and focuses on Latino and multicultural theater works.
Our Current Production…
New Carpa Theater Co presents “Noche de Drama”: A night of script-in-hand performances of monologues, short plays and play excerpts written by renowned Latino and Latina authors. The evening will feature an audience Q&A hosted by New Carpa’s Producing Artistic Director James E. Garcia. Admission (Donation): Adults, $5, children and students, $3. When: January 17, 2013, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Where: A.E. England Building, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85004. Details: www.newcarpa.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-252-2772. Tickets available at the door. Plenty of seating.
Complimentary tickets available to students and at-risk groups.
New Carpa’s Recent Productions:
Nov. 30-Dec. 9, 2012
Arizona Pastorela: Mission to Mars
Phoenix Little Theatre, 100 East McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ
The Show: This is a raucous romping multi-ethnic satire. The Hernandez family hears about the birth of Christ and decides to walk to Phoenix to catch the light rail to Bethlehem. On the way, things get wacky. Sheriff Joe’s posse goes to Mars seeking evidence President Obama is really an alien. Tom Horne is giving his deputy attorney general a deposition (get your mind outta the gutter). Clint Eastwood is talking to chairs. Big Bird is talking to Clint Eastwood. Gov. Brewer is talking to headless immigrants. The ghost of Bin Laden is talking smack about Mitt Romney on a subterranean version of Comedy Central’s Comedy Roast. Hey, it could happen!
American Dreamer: The Life and Times of Raul H. Castro
An Original play by James E. Garcia / Directed by Richard Schultz ~
Raul H. Castro came to the U.S. during the Mexican Revolution. Now 97, he’s been a farm worker, boxer, teacher, lawyer, judge, U.S. Ambassador to three nations, and in the 1970′s he served as Arizona’s only ever Hispanic governor. American Dreamer is the true story of a living legend.
NOTE: Future performances of American Dreamer to be announced.
She Knows From Nothing/De nada sabe – Lunch Time Theater
Produced by New Carpa Theater
The Kax Stage
Aug 07, 12 – Aug 16, 2012
Ruth Lara Vichules first traveled to México thirty-three and a half years ago and nothing for her has ever been the same. There was more music in her life that year than ever before; the music of people’s love for one another, the music of words joined to melody, the music of discovery. Captivated and consumed, she set out to “desengañarse” – to see for herself – what México and its music were all about. These are some of the songs and stories she found.
Performing Justice, A short-play Festival
Performances took place over the course of the summer and fall of 2012.
Contact James Garcia at email@example.com or 623-252-2772 if you would like us to perform this festival for your organization or special event.
New Carpa has selected the following 10 plays as part of this year’s rolling festival.
Performances to date have included: Unitarian National Assembly Justice Conference (June 2012), Puente Underground Library Celebration (June 2012), Boys & Girls Club of Guadalupe, AZ (June 2012), Aguila Youth Leadership Summer Institute (July 2012), Puente Fundraiser for Undocubus (July 2012), UNIDOS Fundraiser to reinstate the Mexican American Studies program at Tucson Unified School District (July 2012).
The plays presented include 5- to 10-minute stage plays, monologues, play excerpts and performance pieces inspired by the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, the United Farm Workers Union (which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year), and contemporary social justice and human rights issues.