Latino theatre, often under-represented in New York, in full flower these days. Repertorio Espanol is offering its usual varied repertory of new comedies and classic dramas (Yerma, La Gringa, The Barbershop); Felix A. Pire is winning acclaim for his performance in Men On The Verge Of A His-Panic Breakdown (see story); and Salvador plays through May 11 at Off-Broadway's New Victory Theatre.
Add to the growing list a new show at Off-Broadway's INTAR Hispanic American Arts Center, Under A Western Sky, by Amparo Garcia. Loretta Greco directs this drama about a shocking rape in a small, Mexican-American Texas town. Set designer Christine Jones, lighting designer Kevin Adams, costume designer Kaye Voyce, and composer/sound designer David Van Tiegham will help "juxtapose artist Georgia O'Keeffe's images of the Southwest with the aftermath of the crime."
Starring in the play, which opened May 1, are Irma Bello, Gilbert Cruz, Sol Miranda and Felix Solis.
INTAR and The Women's Project & Productions are co-producing the work, both organizations dedicated to fostering "under-represented" theatre artists.
For tickets ($25) and information on Under A Western Sky, April 23 May 18, call (212) 695-6134. --By David Lefkowitz