JANUARY 2018 SALON

published January 21 2018

RUBY by Raul Garza
Sunday, January 28 at 6:30pm
Austin Playwrights Studio
5555 N. Lamar, Bldg. K, Ste. 125

Tapping virtual reality, vanguard brain doctor Belén seeks to reinvent brain trauma therapy. But is her unconventional approach a legitimate scientific advancement? Or just a cruel opportunity to play God? Incorporating science, the soul, magical realism, and poetry, Ruby leads us to ask, “Where should I be?” and “How can I get there?”

Raul Garza is an Austin-based writer who tells stories that resound with culture and sense of place. His full-length play Fantasmaville received the National Latino Playwriting Award, and earned a B. Iden Payne Award nomination for Outstanding Original Script. His short play MyHEB garnered FronteraFest 2015 Best of Fest recognition. Raul’s full length plays include Sanctuary, Cura, Confessions of a Mexpatriate, Ruby, There and Back, and El. His short story “In the Room” won the 2014 Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest. “Running Bear” and “LeBaron” were cited for Honorable Mention by the 2017 and 2014 Texas Observer Short Story Contest. When not writing, Raul teaches yoga, devours pop culture, and serves as creative director of TKO Advertising.

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