MAIN STAGE SHOWS

CELEBRATING TEATRO CÍRCULO’S
30TH ANNIVERSARY

SPRINGseries2024

World Premiere / March 15-31, 2024

Written by Ian Robles
Directed by Mario Colón

A Puerto Rican drama about colonialism
and a trampled national identity.

CELEBRATING TEATRO CÍRCULO’S
30TH ANNIVERSARY

SPRINGseries2024

World Premiere / April 5-21, 2024

Written and directed by
Diana Chery-Ramírez

A bilingual play for the entire family.  Small travelers with big hearts meet on a difficult journey to visit The Moon. She will grant them a wish only if they make it on time and decipher a secret message.

CELEBRATING TEATRO CÍRCULO’S
30TH ANNIVERSARY

The Jeffrey & Paula Gural DANCEseries2024

World Premiere / April 12-21, 2024

Jurukán Productions

Written by Maurizio Najt
Directed by Rubén Darío Cruz

From lonely whispers to passionate steps: Explore the soul of Tango, a dance born from the immigrant spirit.

PAST SHOWS

CELEBRATING TEATRO CÍRCULO’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY

CLASSICAL PLAYS

La monja alférez

By Juan Ruiz de Alarcón

A story of a 17th Century woMAN who fights against all odds to validate his gender identity.

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TEATRO CÍRCULO'S MAINSTAGE SERIES

Teatro Círculo’s Mainstage Series annually presents one Golden Age Spanish classic, contemporary Latin American or Latinx plays in our CALLBACKseries and SPRINGseries, 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!  

CALLBACKseries 

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.

DANCEseries

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.

SPRINGseries

Teatro Círculo contemporary play presentations during the SPRINGseries 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.