Cenicienta - Belinda with her frinds

Gricelda Silva as Belinda. Zach Theater, 2015.

Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story

Winner of B. Iden Payne Awards Outstanding Puppetry, Outstanding Actress, and Original Composition.
Winner of Best New Play by The Austin Critic’s Table.
Co-Produced with Zach Theater and Teatro Vivo.

Performing January 23 & 24, 2019

Sin Fronteras Festival, UT Austin

Tickets: Sin Fronteras Festival

Easily understood in English and Spanish, this bilingual stage-adaptation of Cinderella tackles culture, familia, and the power of language. When Belinda is locked in the family basement with instructions to prepare for the party upstairs, she uses her imagination and considerable sense of self to re-enact the story of Cinderella through Object Theater (Puppetry with everyday objects).  She makes discoveries about her own capacity and self worth as a person, an artist, and a member of her familia.

“If you've ever had the fleeting wish that Disney's Cinderella wasn't so dated and unreal, here's your remedy."
-Austin Live Theater

Written by Caroline Reck and Rupert Reyes

Directed and with Puppets by Caroline Reck

Featuring Gricelda Silva as Belinda

Original Score by Ammon Taylor

Available for touring in 2019.  To book a show, visit:

 Cenicienta touring show for schools and theaters