Post by MarfaLiveArts on Dec 3, 2020 10:29:37 GMT -6
Marfa Live Arts & MISD invite you to our Winter Showcase Theater event -- Magic and Monologues! Marfa Live Arts y MISD te invita a nuestro evento Winter Showcase Theatre --Magico y Monologues!
An online Zoom production: Thursday, December 17th at 7pm Una producción de Zoom en línea: el jueves, 17 de diciembre a 7pm
Guests include Mago Krypto from Guadalajara, Mexico doing card tricks/magic (en español y ingles) + professional actors bringing life to award-winning monologues written by Marfa Junior High students.
Los invitados incluyen a Mago Krypto de Guadalajara, México, haciendo trucos de cartas / magia (en español y inglés) + actores profesionales que dan vida a los galardonados monólogos escritos por estudiantes de Marfa Junior High.
Special Thanks: Marfa Independent School District, Marfa Education Foundation, Texas Women for the Arts, Permian Basin Area Foundation, Aubrie Aguilar, Jaylia Foster, Allison Scott, Oscar Aguero, Tina Rivera, Cara Wingard, JD Garcia, Corky Miller, Emma Rogers, Giselle Marie Muñoz, Georgina Escobar, Mindy Leanse, David DeLao, Diego Zenteno y Mayra Cruz de Ciudad de Mexico.
Post by MarfaLiveArts on Dec 17, 2020 9:27:55 GMT -6
TONIGHT! THURSDAY, DEC. 17TH, 7PM -- REGISTER FOR ZOOM LINK BEFORE THE SHOW! (see main post)
Marfa Live Arts’ Magic and Monologues showcase goes live tonight at 7pm on Zoom, with professional actors performing monologues written by Marfa students over a weeklong workshop taught by Marfa Live Arts.
The award-winning Marfa Junior High writers who will have their words brought to life are: Ava Flores, Kassandra Garcia, Amaya Gomez, Amber Hinojos, Diego Jurado, Sara Salgado Martinez, Katana Melendez, Ayven Pippen and Isaiah Ramos. Congratulations!
Opening the show this year is Mago Krypto, a Guadalajara – based magician, who will wow the virtual audience with a selection of his best tricks. Diego “Mago Krypto” Zenteno has been performing magic for over a decade, having found his calling at the age of eight while watching television. “The first time I saw magic was on a TV special. The magician was doing an act with a piece of thread and I ran to my parents and said, ‘I want to be a magician,’” he said excitedly. “I found a universe of tricks and secrets. It took me twelve years before I was able to perform a one-hour show.” Zenteno’s hard work and dedication has led to a career which has garnered him five first-place trophies in national magic competitions in Mexico, work with international companies (Nissan, Coca-Cola), and helping found a magic school in Guadalajara. He adds, "I’m excited to share my magic with you all.”
Joining Mago Krypto in performing are Alpine-based actor David DeLaO (Better Call Saul, The Marksman); Giselle Marie Muñoz, an Austin-based theater and film actor who co-founded the Austin Arthouse Film Festival; Austin-based playwright Raul Garza, who received the National Latino Playwriting Award for his full-length play Fantasmaville; and actor Mindy Escobar-Leanse, whose credits include Henson Studios/PBS’ Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure, the UK and Japan tour for off-Broadway show The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Puppet Titus Andronicus.