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.Austin Chronicle Review: “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.”
Featuring: 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.