THE LAST MIXTAPE by Raul Garza
Sunday, March 31st at 6:30 PM
Williamson Family Campus – Training & Conference Center
1607 Colony Creek, Austin 78758
It’s 1988. Overachieving high school sophomores Carlos and Becca are failing miserably to fit in. The arrival of big-dude-on-campus, senior Barnard Baines, complicates Carlos and Becca’s relationship and challenges their beliefs.
It’s 2019. Upwardly mobile boo’s Xavi and Jenny make the big step of moving in together. When Xavi purchases a vintage mixtape, he finds himself torn between deciphering its hidden meaning and resolving his current domestic standoff.
The Last Mixtape follows a group of friends and a pair of lovers as they dare to want more from themselves and from life.
Raul Garza is an Austin-based Mexican-American playwright 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. 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 Texas Observer Short Story Contest. When not writing, Raul teaches yoga, devours pop culture, and serves as creative director of TKO Advertising.