April 12-18 marks the start of TeatroStageFest Spring Season 2013!

Plays, concerts, workshops, staged reading, panel discussion & TeatroStageFamily shows.


La MaMa in collaboration with TeatroStageFest & Kupferberg Center for the Arts presents

i put the fear of mexico in 'em

by Matthew Paul Olmos 

Directed by Julian Mesri

Featuring: Vanessa Aspillaga*, Tina Benko*, Teddy Canez*, Bryn Packard*, Flor de liz Perez*, Jose Joaquin Perez*

A Staged Reading and TalkBack with the Artists 

When Jonah and Adray cross the border into Tijuana for a quick vacation, they stumble off the beaten path and come face to face with a Mexican couple in an alley. What ensues is a humorous and complex dance that explores and challenges notions of boundaries, safety and identity. 


Wednesday, April 17 @ 7:30PM

La MaMa – First Floor Theater  –  74A East 4th Street 

Tickets:  FREE 

To reserve email your name, phone number and # of tickets to  rsvp@teatrostagefest.org

**Presented courtesy of AEA 

The staged reading of i put the fear of México in 'em is made possible through the generous support of The Natalie Bailey and Herbert J. Kirshner Foundation with additional support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Council Member Rosie Mendez and Manhattan Delegation, NYSCA, and Queens College, CUNY. A presentation of TeatroStageFest Spring Season 2013 in partnership with the Kupferberg Center for the Arts and The Latin American and Latino Studies Program at Queens College.


April 11-28, 2013 

La MaMa premieres so go the ghosts of mexico, part one by Matthew Paul Olmos  

The first in his three-play cycle dealing with the U.S./Mexico drug wars. 

Inspired by the true story of Marisol Valles Garcia, "the bravest woman in Mexico."  (Daily News)


TeatroStageFamily features Pájaro (Bird)  by Gallinero Culeko from MEXICO

Pájaro (Bird)

Conceived by & starring Cristian David & Fernando Reyes 

Directed by Karla Almendáriz & Lucia Pardo


Physical-theater with no spoken word for audiences of all ages 

Join us on Friday, April 12 at 4PM at a FREE first come, first serve

 open-to-the-community performance & reception at 

PS4/M-The Duke Ellington School

500 West 160th St. & Amsterdam Street


A whimsical piece in Clown style and no spoken word by recent graduates from Mexico City's National Theater School. In this allegorical tale, two travelers meet on the open road. Inspired by a bird's flight, they attempt to build a flying machine. After their many comical attempts to fly fail, they discover through their imagination that true freedom lies within.  

Presented  in collaboration with Community League of The Heights & PS4/M The Duke Elllington School.

With special support from The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.

The Latino International Theater Festival of New York, Inc. will present on April 15 a second performance of Pájaro (Bird) and a Clown Workshop for children at Sunnyside Community Services After-School Program at PS150. The performances and workshop will be led by Gallinero Culeko as featured events of TeatroStageFest Educational Spring Season 2013!


TeatroStageFest Celebrates Tango from ARGENTINA

34 Puñaladas 



< strong>Tue, April 16th

Doors open @ 6:30pm     Show  starts @ 7:15pm   

Advance Price $12 – Full Dinner for $20    Door Price $17

85 Ave A & 6th Streets, New York

Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Click to Buy Tickets



Thu, April, 18th – 10 pm

376 9th St. &  6th Ave. – Park Slope, Brooklyn

$ 10 suggested donation


34 Puñaladas is one of the most original Tango bands working today in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Formed in 1998, the band has explored the dark roots of Tango from the 1920's and '30's by focusing on the gritty themes of drugs, women, vice and bitter love. Don't miss this award-winning concert by "34 Puñaladas" on their first U.S. tour … four guitarists and a vocalist that will offer NY audiences a unique taste of the genre's murky past! Click here to read more.

The Latino International Theater Festival of New York, Inc. will present on April 17 a Master Class for young students at PS4 who participate in Midori & Friends Guitar Program. The class will be led by members of 34 Puñaladas as a featured event of  TeatroStageFest Educational Spring Season 2013!


Revisiting the Argentine Tango: Stories of Migration, Hybridity & Pilgramage


Thursday, April 18, 5:30 – 7:30PM

Roundtable Presenters:

Alicia Borinsky, Boston Universtiy

Arlene Dávila, New York University

Nora Glickman, Queens College & the GC, CUNY 

Marta Savigliano, Univ. of California, Riverside

Anahi Viladrich, Queens College & the GC, CUNY


The Graduate Center, CUNY

365 5th Ave., Room C 198, New York

Reception to follow

This event is presented by the NYC Immigrant Heritage Week, the CUNY Academy for Humanities & Sciences, the Immigration Studies Working Group & TeatroStageFest Educational Spring Season 2013; and is sponsored by the LALS Program & the Hispanic Cinema Series at Queens College, and the Latino International Theater Festival of New York, Inc.