Safety comes first. Presenting dynamic work comes second.
telatúlsa is excited to share our 2020/21 season! Given how COVID-19 continues to affect our communities, we are taking the 2020/21 season a couple months at a time. Continue to check back and follow us on our social media channels for updates as they come along.
On the Wings of a Mariposa
A Virtual Production
By Alvaro Saar Rios
With music composed by Dinorah Márquez
Based on Barbara Joosse’s children’s book "Ghost Wings"
Directed by Tara Moses
Associate Directed by María Carmona Hernández
Consulting Producer and Production Design, Freddy Mancilla
On the Wings of a Mariposa follows ten-year-old Pilar as she uses a scarf filled with her grandmother’s scent to relive memories of her beloved abuelita—making corn tortillas, dueling the monsters under the bed and journeying to the forest known as El Círculo Mágico. As time passes, the scent fades and with it, Pilar’s memories. Convinced she will lose her abuelita forever, Pilar attempts to recreate the scarf's scent. When unexpected results occur, her mother helps the young girl understand "when you love someone, they never really leave you." Based on Barbara Joosse’s children’s book "Ghost Wings," On the Wings of a Mariposa is set amidst the monarch butterflies' annual migration and Day of the Dead.
Sunday, November 1st at 2pm CT
Monday, November 2nd at 7pm CT
Tickets are donation based.
We are excited to share that we are launching #telatuesdays! Just about every other Tuesday from the end of November through February, we will be presenting 6 live readings of new works by Latinx, Native, and Indigenous playwrights!
Each play will be livestreamed on our Facebook page to enjoy for free!
But that's not all. We are fully committed to our communities, education, and supporting as many Latinx and Native artists as we can. Therefore, we will be offering "intermission" programming. "Intermission" will range from design presentations by amazing designers as to how they imagine the show to community-led discussions regarding the rights undocumented people have in the U.S. - and more!
Check back often for the entire schedule.
by Tara Moses (Seminole/Mvskoke)
Directed by Jacob Patterson (Cherokee)
Tuesday, November 24th at 7pm CT
A Spring Virtual Production
In March 2021, we will be presenting a play written by a Native or Indigenous artist.
Stay tuned for more information.