This year the featured artist for A Theatre Group’s New Artist Series is Anthony Garcia, artistic director of the Denver-based theatre company Su Teatro.
Garcia will work in collaboration with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sonja Nazario, company members of A Theatre Group, and theatre students at Fort Lewis College. This portion of the project will entail developing a stage adaptation based on Nazario’s non-fiction work “Enrique‘s Journey.”
The reading will take place on Saturday, July 31, in the Grand Imperial theatre at 7 p.m., with a talkback session following the reading.
Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling A Theatre Group at (970) 387-5337.
Tony has received numerous awards for his artistic vision, including the 1989 University of California Irvine, Chicano Literary Award, a 2005 United States Artists Fellowship, and a recent artist residency at the Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska.
In Silverton actors, students and community members will aid the playwright in developing the script through improvisation, dance and feedback sessions.
In addition, theatre artist and composer Daniel Valdez, who was featured in films such as, “La Bamba” and “Zoot Suit” and has played with Carlos Santana and Linda Ronstadt, will lead a group of local musicians to create an original score for the piece.
Then on Sunday evening, Aug. 1, A Theatre Group is presenting Silverton’s own Blair Runion with a reading of her current project “The Back Of The Closet.”
The reading will take place in the Grand Imperial theatre at 7 p.m., with a talkback session following the reading. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling A Theatre Group at (970) 387-5337.
Blair’s play “Anchor Baby” received a staged reading at the Southwest Colorado Community Theatre Festival in 2007 and was produced by the Lake City Cabin Players in July 2008.
She has written several full-length plays and is currently a graduate student in playwriting at The University of New Orleans.