Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble's New Plays Festival 2009
Mission To support the work and enrich the lives of Latinas in the visual and performing arts
Vision: Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble creates opportunities and leadership roles for Latinas in the visual and performing arts. We aim to produce work that reflects impacts and empowers the Latino community. We believe in the transformative power of theater and aim to raise awareness of critical issues in the community, entertain and challenge, foster cross-cultural understanding, be a catalyst for social justice change, and spiritual healing.
New Works Chair ÔÇô Angela Cruz
310 W. 5th Street, 2nd Floor
Santa Ana, California
(mail is not accepted)
VM: 714.600.1157 www.breathoffire.org
Guidelines: plays by Chicano/Latino playwrights; no previous professional productions; no published plays accepted; staged readings or college productions accepted;
Types of Material: full-length plays, one-act plays.
Submission procedure: email script only; no mail accepted at space
Production considerations: maximum 10 cast members (prefer under 6), modest production demands.
Facilities: Black Box Space. 40-50 seats
Deadline: June 1st E-mail only:
Notification: July 1st 4-6 Finalists will be selected.
Festival Dates: Finalists will have staged readings as part of the festival weekend beginning July 24-26, 2009. The winner will be announced on July 26 with a possible option for a further development/workshop and or future production.
- Winner of O.C. Human Relations Award as an Outstanding Organization and Community Leader
- Winner of O.C. Weekly's "Best New Theater Troup 2007"
- Produced well over 7 world premieres including Josefina Lopez's - When Nature Calls and 3 plays previously read from BOFLTE 2008 New Works Festival
- Front Page of the OC Register with Fanny Garcia's - "Portrait of Ten Women" May 9, 2008
- Developed and produced the world premiere The "Mexican" O.C. labeled O.C.'s most significant play
- Presented an excerpt of The "Mexican" O.C. at the Lincoln Center Institute at SCR
- Launched Our Annual New Works Festival in 2008 searching for the best new Latino/a work
- Hosted & Debut awarding winning playwright/performer and UCLA lecturer, Queer Chicana Soloist - Monica Palacios' "Greetings from a Queer Senorita"
- Co-developed and co-produced theatre for social justice project "9ine Digits Away From My Dream" based on true stories of undocumented high school students seeking higher education
- Past members have gone to perform original work in NYC http://www.breathoffire.org/press.htm