Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director, Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) will present LATINO MIXFEST, a series of free readings that will run Wednesday, August 8 – Monday, August 13 at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16 Street).
LATINO MIXFEST is back for a third year with a slate of exciting writers, following a successful run of Chimichangas and Zoloft by Fernanda Coppel this season, which first began at Mixfest in 2010. This year's festival continues to mix-up the palette of new work while also providing support to a New Group of playwrights. Join us at our Stage 2 to hear the stories and meet the artists.
LATINO MIXFEST is made possible, in part, through the leadership support of Time Warner Inc.
Wednesday August 8th, 3:30pm
REBECCA OAXACA LAYS DOWN A BUNT written and directed by Kristoffer Diaz
In a world obsessed with celebrity, Ella does everything she can to please the very important guests in her new position as the Upstairs Concierge at The Hotelman Arms. Rebecca Oaxaca, the internet sensation bunter; BB, the celebrity blogger; and Shivery, the eccentric novelist, keep Ella on her toes trying to accommodate their every whim. The rest of the staff is too star struck to be of any help, creating a fast paced ride where everything will go wrong.
Thursday August 9th, 3:30pm
WHAT WE TOLD THE NEIGHBORS by Brian Otaņo
Directed by Patricia McGregor
Linda is slowly dying of cancer and has recently started seeing visions of her dead husband Jack. The trouble is, she can't quite figure out why her best friend's son JP can see him and why he won't stop asking questions about her sickness, her life and their shared past. Unfolding over the course of one day in 1996, What We Told The Neighbors is a genre-bending exploration of the lives of two enmeshed families haunted by a legacy of violence, addiction and secrecy.
Friday August 10th, 3:30pm
ELK CLONER by Rogelio Martinez
Directed by Jaime Castaņeda
It's 1982, technology and medicine are continuing to change the world as we know it. On the radio Rick Springfield is warning us not to talk to strangers, viruses (human and electronic) are spreading, and people are dying from poisoned Tylenol. When a mom disappears one family is left alone to take on this brave new world.
Monday August 13th, 3:30pm
BUSTED by Florencia Lozano
Directed by Felix Solis
Gigi is pissed at Lucia, who just seems to wanna get f**ked up. Jesse has a secret, Melanie: a special announcement. A tale in which friends cling to each other for dear life and tear each other to shreds in the process. An inexplicable hole, a mysterious visitation, a cosmic happening…with dance breaks.
Atlantic Stage 2 is at 330 West 16th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues).