The Persistence for Social Justice

Emerging playwrights unapologetically explore social justice issues from a Latinx perspective. Directed by Diana-Chery Ramírez.

From March 4 to March 12, 2022

Performances will be in Spanish with English supertitles.

After a year marked by the traumas of COVID and of racial and social reckonings, these new one-act plays boldly and unapologetically explore social justice issues from a Latinx perspective, including domestic violence, racism, and anti-immigration laws: issues our community face with each day.

Umbilicales” by Maité Iracheta – a futuristic take of the immigrant situation and the environmental crisis in a post-human society.

Distanciados” by Myrangely Méndez – a nine-year-old child seeks help from his English tutor after months of isolation caused by the COVID pandemic. Although the tutor quickly realizes that his student is the victim of child abuse, he does not realize the consequences of his inaction.

Algo rojo que parece sangre” by Sebastián Cruz – afraid of being accused of a crime, two police officers in Colombia try to get rid of a red stain they discovered at their station. As they attempt to clean it, the stain spreads into the shirt of one of the officers implicating him in a corruption scandal.

Imagen-Nación” by Scotty Sweet – a glimpse at the real story of Juan and Manuel, two children separated from their parents at the Mexican border by the US government.

Originally developed in Teatro Círculo’s Master Class Series: The Urgency of Playwriting workshop, these four short plays will be presented in the same bill.

8 Performance Dates:

Friday, March 4, 2022 @ 8:30 PM
Saturday, March 5, 2022 @ 3:30 PM and @ 8:30 PM
Thursday, March 10, 2022 @ 8:30 PM
Friday, March 11, 2022 @ 8:30 PM
Saturday, March 12, 2022 @ 3:30 PM and 8:30 PM

$30 General Admission
$25 Students & Seniors
$20 Groups of 10+

Terms & Conditions: Teatro Círculo does not allow for exchanges or refunds once tickets are purchased. Refunds and exchanges can only be made in the event of a performance cancellation in which you will be notified immediately.

Safety & Health Protocol: In person attendance and building safety & health protocol require that all participants must be vaccinated and must wear a mask entering and moving through the building.

Proof of vaccination and valid ID must be presented when entering the theater.