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"Pais de Bicicleta" by Nilo Cruz, at Aurora Theatre in 2017. Pictured: Limara Meneses Jimenez, Anthony Rodriguez, and Juan Carlos Unzueta.

Aurora Theatre Announces MicroTeatro Festival

The Festival de MicroTeatro: El Sueño Americano will feature five mini plays about the Latinx experience.

ATLANTA: Aurora Theatre has announced the lineup for Festival de MicroTeatro: El Sueño Americano (The American Dream), a partnership with Teatro Aurora. The festival, featuring five mini plays, will take place March 21-30 at the Northeast Plaza. Patrons can expect elements of Latin cuisine and culture as part of the festival experience.

The festival will open with Colombian Dreams, written and directed by Irma Cristancho, a comedic one-woman play about a Colombian woman finding her place in America.

Next up will be Marian Licha’s A Volunteer, about a volunteer translator who discovers that the woman she is helping has bigger problems to tackle than learning English to gain American citizenship. Sharon Estela will direct.

The lineup will also include No More Maids, by Anne García-Romero, about two Latina actors who meet as they prepare to audition for roles as maids on a new television comedy. Denise Arribas will direct.

Not Like Us, by Desi Moreno-Penson and Noemi de la Puente, will also be presented as part of the festival. It’s a skit about two elitist Latinas preparing a big protest, and conducting interviews with would-be organizers Harriet Tubman, Kellyanne Conway, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Michelle Rivera-Huckaby.

The programming will also include Sofia Palmero’s To Build A Home, about two women who meet the day one is becoming an American citizen and the other is requesting a green card. Ricardo Aponte will direct.

Founded in 1996, Aurora Theatre is the second largest theatre in Georgia. It serves 70,000 audience members a year.

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