Teatro Círculo presents a moving play about six unresolved cases of transgender women killed in Uruguay.


Así se baila en el norte

An authentic Folklórico stage show that showcases the regional polkas of northern Mexico. “It is history turned into art.”


La caída de Rafael Trujillo

After seven years, Teatro Círculo brings back La caída de Rafael Trujillo. Its author Carmen Rivera, opens a window to the complex psyche of Rafael Trujillo Molina.

SPOTLIGHT: Featuring guest theatre company from Spain, Fundación Siglo de Oro.

El perro del hortelano

Is love common nature…  ‘The Dog in the Manger’, a drama of love, envy, jealousy, and honor.


Teatro Círculo’s Mainstage Series annually presents one Golden Age Spanish classic, one contemporary Latin American or Latinx play, our CALLBACKseries and our DANCEseries, featuring Al Margen Flamenco Dance Company and other dance groups. 

Pairing Spanish classical plays and contemporary plays along with modern dance, bridges our past with our present, knowing our history to fully realize our future – bringing our ever-expanding cultures full circle, a Teatro Círculo. 

Classical Plays

Founding Artistic Director José Cheo Oliveras saw the plays of Spain’s Golden Age as a metaphor for life with broad universal themes that resonate even today, from Women’s Rights to social stratification and social equity.  While presenting high minded themes of honor, chastity, respect and reputation, over eighty percent of Spain’s Golden Age plays were written for the common people and performed in the streets and underscored their plight and issues in  sometimes humorous if not cynical contrast to the “masters” they serve!  


Promotes Latinx artists whose work had been previously produced at the developmental level in NYC and deserves to be “called back” for a Main Stage presentation.
In the different editions of CALLBACKseries Teatro Círculo have had from short plays presented separately and monologues with the same thematic connection going from the presence of marginalized voices that narrate the stories to social justice issues presented in short plays in a same staging developed in Teatro Círculo’s Master Class Series.


Since 2017, Al Margen Flamenco has been a company-in-residence at Teatro Círculo. Al Margen explores traditional boundaries in the form through a contemporary lens.
Teatro Círculo also fosters and supports other art forms and disciplines in dance, presenting mostly folkloric dance groups and companies, such as the dance troupe Mexica Danza Folklórica, an emerging dance group in New York City whose mission is to highlight the rich diversity and history of Mexico through traditional Mexican Folklórico dances.

Contemporary Plays

Teatro Círculo contemporary play presentations create dialogue between practicing Latina/o/x theater artists and the driving issues that impact our community.  We also showcase the aesthetic diversity between Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean at the local, national and international arenas.  Of the many contemporary plays presented as part of our Mainstage Series, we are proud to say that 41 addressed issues such as Racial Inequality, Immigrant Experiences, LGBTQ issues, HIV Education, Disability, Violence Against the Transgender Community, Mental Health, and Police Brutality.