2019/20 Season

telatúlsa is excited to share our 2019/2020 season under our new leadership! All of the work we have chosen supports our mission to present dynamic Latinx and Native American stories that both educate and challenge audiences. We invite audiences of all backgrounds to experience our season of brutal honesty, cultural celebration, and community impact. 

Don Juan

Written and directed by Tara Moses

With original text by José Zorrilla

 

In many countries around the world during the Día de Muertos season, the Spanish romantic-phantasmagoric-religious drama Don Juan Tenorio by Jose Zorrilla is performed. Don Juan tells the story of the arrogant and frivolous Don Juan, whose only interest in life is seducing women - with or without their consent. Set in modern day, this new play changes the narrative to reflect agency, accountability, and the dangers of machismo culture – with classic sword-fighting and ballroom dancing as a fun added touch.

*The show contains simulated violence, strong language, gun shots, and sexual innuendos. May not be suitable for some audiences.*

Performance Dates:

Thursday, November 7th at 8pm
Friday, November 8th at 8pm
Saturday, November 9th at 8pm
Thursday, November 14th at 8pm
Friday, November 15th at 8pm
Saturday, November 16th at 2pm 

Living Arts of Tulsa 

307 E Mathew B. Brady St, Tulsa, OK 74120

Tickets range $5 - $15

Bound

Written and Directed by Tara Moses

 

We are excited to partner on Bound  with Oklahoma Indigenous Theatre Company (OITC) fresh from its New York City premier! OITC is a long-time friend, and they have been producing dynamic Native work in the Oklahoma City area for over a decade. Check out their website for more information about the amazing work they do! We are thrilled to partner and collaborate on this timely play!

 

Weaving through time from the 1850s to modern day, the intersection of sacred, ancestral land and tribal sovereignty as innate rights is explored in Bound, but do these rights end where the boundary of Mexico begins? Paralleling this fight are the events surrounding the Gadsden Purchase of 1853, the building of a transcontinental railroad through Indigenous lands, Manifest Destiny, and the redrawing of the Mexican-American border in the name of southern imperialism. Marigold Page, a Tohono O’odham citizen, is determined that history not repeat itself because “no one is illegal on stolen land”.

*The show contains simulated violence, strong language, gun shots, and sexual innuendos. May not be suitable for some audiences.*

 

Bound was slated for May 2020 in Tulsa and June 2020 in Oklahoma City. The production has been suspended due to COVID-19. Read the detailed response here.

Boxcar or El Vagon

By Silivia Gonzalez S.

 

Based on true events, Boxcar or El Vagon is deeply rooted in our reality. Texas border patrol officer Roberto is just doing his job deporting undocumented workers with his partner Bill. Meanwhile, five Mexicans and a Salvadoran teen are riding in a sealed boxcar to meet ready employers. They feel they are going to get across safely until the engine develops mechanical problems. As they wait for someone, anyone--even the border patrol--to open their sealed boxcar in the insufferable heat, we learn what the American Dream really costs.

*The show contains strong language and sexual innuendos. May not be suitable for some audiences.*

Boxcar/El Vagon was slated for July 2020 in Tulsa. The production has been suspended due to COVID-19. Read the detailed response here.

1st Annual ITA New Play Festival

 

Following the inaugural fellowship year of the Intercultural Theatre Alliance (ITA), we are excited to present the 1st Annual ITA New Play Festival! Our first fellowship class will be directing powerful, short plays that reflect their identities and interests. We invite the entire Tulsa theatrical community to come out and see what our fellows have to offer. 

The festival was slated for August 2020 in Tulsa. The festival has been suspended due to COVID-19. Read the detailed response here.