Teatro Aurora presents

Festival de MicroTeatro

Mar 21, 2019 - Mar 30, 2019


Teatro Aurora is jumping out of the box and inside the perimeter to create a cutting-edge, immersive entertainment experience that is all the rage in Latin America. Teatro Aurora and Latinas Who Lead in Media Atlanta have teamed up to present the FESTIVAL DE MICROTEATRO: EL SUEÑO AMERICANO. Audiences will enjoy five 15-minute plays in an intimate non-traditional theatre space where they  get to curate their own experience by choosing the order and number of plays they attend in an evening. 

Festival de MicroTeatro will perform offsite at Northeast Plaza off Buford Highway (see Shows and Pricing for more information).

El Teatro Aurora está experimentado con nuevas ideas para crear una experiencia de entretenimiento inmersiva, vanguardista que está muy de moda en América Latina. Teatro Aurora y Latinas Who Lead in Media Atlanta se han unido para presentar el FESTIVAL DE MICROTEATRO: EL SUEÑO AMERICANO. Nuestra audiencias podrá disfrutar de cinco obras de teatro de 15 minutos en el ambiente íntimo y no tradicional de una habitación, donde podrán organizar su propia experiencia al elegir el orden y la cantidad de obras a las que asistirán en una noche.

El Festival de MicroTeatro se presentará en un local externo en Northeast Plaza, cerca de la autopista Buford (consulte Shows & Pricing para obtener más información).

March 21–23 and 28–30, 2019 
Thursday–Saturday, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Tickets: $7 per show, or $30 for all 5

21 al 23 y 28 al 30 de marzo, 2019
Jueves a Sábado de 7:30 a 10:00pm
Boletos: $7 por obra, or $30 por las 5

Northeast Plaza
3307 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

Between H&R Block and DENTIST.

Know exactly when you want to come? You can curate your own experience by selecting the date below! If you want a Box Office Associate to help plan your evening you can click here, or call us at 678.226.6222.

March 28 March 29 March 30

Box Office

by Desi Moreno-Penson & Noemi de la Puente
Directed by Michelle Rivera-Huckaby

Cosita Una and Cosita Dos are both educated, snooty, entitled, arrogant and elitist Latinas. While conducting interviews for their next big protest with would-be "organizers" Harriet Tubman, Kellyanne Conway, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor... they find each one of them wanting/lacking in some aspect. The two Cositas learn the value of respecting another person’s opinion, and a little something about friendship.

SHOWTIMES: 7:30 • 8:00 • 8:30 • 9:00 • 9:30

BRIANA YOUNG (Cosita Una) is an acting apprentice at the Aurora Theatre. You have most recently seen her Newsies and Christmas Canteen. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia where she earned her B.A. in Theatre and A.B. in Journalism. Favorite theatre credits include: You Can’t Take It With You (Alice),  A Lesson Before Dying  (Vivian),  Aida(Aida), and The Little Mermaid  (Ariel). brianaeyoung.com 

SOFIA PALMERO (Cosita Dos) is a Venezuelan actor, writer, director, and comedian. She was most recently seen on stage in Act3 Productions' Peter and the Starcatcher. Her words were last seen on stage at the (il)legally Latinos Showcase in a little play called Harina Pan. She is thrilled to be making her Teatro Aurora debut (as an actor AND writer? Whaaaat?!) with such a stellar set of plays. She is eternally grateful to the team at Teatro Aurora and Latinas Who Lead in Media ATL for giving her the chance to feel heard and seen in so many ways and making her dreams come true. 

by Anne García-Romero
Directed by Denise Arribas

Two Latina actors meet as they prepare to audition for roles as maids on a new television comedy. Together, they fantasize about playing biologists or nineteenth century poets…anything but maids. When they find the casting associate is also Latina, the three hatch a plan that is a game changer.

SHOWTIMES: 7:30 • 8:00 • 8:30 • 9:00 • 9:30

AMANDA BONILLA (Raquel Fernandez) is a Brenau University alum based in Atlanta. For Theater Covington, Bonilla has choreographed The Wiz, Once On This Island, Sister Act, and Mary Poppins. Her performance credits include West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Shrek, Tarzan, and The Wedding Singer (Atlanta Lyric Theater), Zanna Don't (Out Front Theatre Company), and Quiet Beings (Emily Cargill and Dancers). Her current project, Las Chingonas, a collaborative duo under the creative direction of Bella Dorado, brings immersive performance to the grungy dance clubs of Atlanta and beyond. Bonilla is an expansive artist looking to push the bounds of her creative explorations.  

MARLYS CINTRÓN (Elisa Jones) is currently a student at Georgia State University, pursuing a degree in Psychology, and in Theatre. Marlys was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico; her and her family later migrated to south Florida when she was five years old. South Florida was her home for ten years until she moved to Georgia in 2014. Before Marlys really discovered her passion for Theatre, she would act in church plays every year, and has appeared in music videos for the renowned Hispanic, Christian artist Redimi2. Outside of acting, Marlys enjoys singing, dancing, and spending quality time with her family. 

MARIA LIATIS (Cynthia Somos) is a working actress, writer, producer, and director in Atlanta, GA and is represented by People Store Agency. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's degree in Theater. In 2009, she completed her apprenticeship at the New American Shakespeare Tavern. She is the founder and director of Cart Reel Films, a demo reel production company. You can also catch her performing in sketch comedy shows with Sketchworks Comedy, where she most recently performed as Frenchy in the award-winning Vape, a musical parody of Grease. 

by Marian Licha
Directed by Sharon Estela

While seeking help to gain her American citizenship, Lilian meets Cecilia, a volunteer translator. Cecilia discovers Lillian has bigger problems as her two ailing children desperately need a caretaker if she is deported before completing the naturalization process. What’s a volunteer to do?

SHOWTIMES: 7:45 • 8:15 • 8:45 • 9:15 • 9:45

LAURA LORENA MORALES (Lilian), originally from Mexico, is a DACA Dreamer and actress based out of Atlanta. You may have recently seen her as La Loca Lopez Perez Smith during Encuentro Fantasmal de Lawrenceville, GA. Or perhaps as Maria in 9 to 5: The Musical (Onstage Atlanta) and Onstage Atlanta’s Spring Shorts, Baby Doll. She’s worked with Aurora Theatre playing the role of Ana Garcia in Real Women Have Curves and was part of Theatrical Outfits’ Unexpected Reading Festival of Just Like Us. Lorena would like to thank her parents for packing her few things, risking their lives just to be here with you living the “American Dream”. 

NORMA ALVAREZ (Cecilia) was born in the beautiful city of Holguín, Cuba. From the time she attended her first zarzuela season when she was six years-old, she fell in love with the performing arts. Life took her to other places and in many other directions, but she was finally able to come back to that first love. Her film credits include: BAD BOYS FOR LIFE, ALL OR NOTHING, MIRACLES FOR HEAVEN, ANT-MAN, FINALE, and TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE. She wishes to thank this amazing group of artists for making this possible and, as always, her daughter for her love and support.

by Sofia Palmero
Directed by Ricardo Aponte

The faithful day that Adriana hopes to become an American citizen, she meets Margarita, who is requesting her green card. Adriana soon discovers that not everything is black and white while Margarita begins to heal the wounds of exile.

SHOWTIMES: 7:30 • 8:00 • 8:30 • 9:00 • 9:30

MICHELLE CIVILE (Margarita) is a Dominican-Italian actress who  recently relocated from San Diego, California to Atlanta,Georgia, she has a degree in Theater from Florida State University and is currently working the indie film circuit in ATL. You can catch her in her latest short film project THE FALL OF NAM Directed by Tanya Perez somewhere in the Internet land in the near future. 

KELLEY PEREIRA (Adriana) grew up in Houston, TX in a performance family. Her dad an actor/director and mom a dancer/props designer; she began on stage at 8 years old and has followed a path in entertainment ever since. After several years of musical theatre, she has taken interest in film, training at Film Acting Academy in Houston and playing a wide range of roles in independent film around Austin. Having relocated to Atlanta, Kelley continues to train and advance in her career in film and television. She could not be more thrilled to work with such a talented team! 

COLOMBIAN DREAMS (presented in Spanish only)
Written and Directed by Irma Cristancho

In this hilarious one-woman play, a Colombian immigrant shares her dreams of becoming a bonafide American. But how to achieve her dreams? Date her way to America, that's how!

SHOWTIMES: 7:45 • 8:15 • 8:45 • 9:15 • 9:45

IRMA CRISTANCHO (Playwright & Actor) is a native of Colombia and has extensive experience in theatre, film, radio, and television.  In television she played Otilia in “Amar y Vivir”, a Colombian soap opera and Hermelinda in “N.N.”, the most successful Colombian situational comedy. She has played leading roles in theatre productions such as Otelo, El Adefesio, and Bodas de Sangre which participated in the Festival Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico and the first Festival Iberoamericano in Bogota, Colombia. She produced and starred in the musical production Que Carajo in Atlanta, Miami, Weston, and West Palm Beach, as well as Cosas de Papa y Mama. She directed El Espantapajaros de Mojapiez, Juegos Peligrosos and Las Peripecias de un Costal and has taught acting workshops. Irma debuted at Teatro Aurora in Lawrenceville GA as a member of the cast of Real Women Have Curves, Divorcées, Evangelists and Vegetarians, y El Gran Día de la Madre. 



NOTE: This festival will be OFF-SITE at Northeast Plaza
3307 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, Ga. 30329
(Between H&R Block and Dentista)