Don Quixote de La Redo
Recipient of A Jim Henson Foundation Workshop Grant 2017
Don Quixote de La Redo is an original adaptation set in an imagined future near the border between Texas and México, in a place that used to be called “Laredo.” A pair of technicians assigned to assess the border wall encounter the lost stories of Don Quixote and strive to “re-do” them with regrettable and hilarious consequences. The production debuted February 2017 at the Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin, Texas.
“The show is a very timely (and extremely effective) political commentary. Devised by the cast and stage management during a collaborative and improvisational rehearsal process, Don Quixote de La Redo began as a retelling of the Quixote legend set along the Mexico-Texas border, but took a different and darker turn after the 2016 presidential election, after our current president announced plans to build a giant wall along our country’s southern border. As serious as the subject matter could be, the entire play crackles with humor – humor of all kinds, everything from literary references to dry wit to a good old-fashioned diarrhea joke. Another impressive layer in this colossal script is that it’s heavily bilingual, yet written clearly enough for anyone to understand, even if sus españoles son malos.”
Performance by: Gricelda Silva, Caroline Reck, Rudy Ramirez, Indigo Rael, and Marina DeYoe-Pedraza.
Design by: Taylor Juarez, Eliot Hayes, Caroline Reck, Taylor Harrison, Jennifer Davis & Rachel Atkinson.
Stage Management by Stephanie Delk
This project is a co-production with Teatro Vivo and supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation.