EL by Raul Garza
Sunday, October 26th at 6:30pm
The Off Shoot, 2211-A Hidalgo St. (east side of the Off Center)
EL is a play about stories. It’s about the dynamic of storytelling, and the power of inventing our own realities. The narrative chronicles an Mexican family’s journey from reality to historia, as they unravel and “re-ravel” their conflicting recollections. As the family’s shared past is revealed, characters explore the value, process, and costs of telling their stories.
Raul Garza is an Austin-based playwright who has drawn acclaim for telling stories that resound with authenticity and sense of place. His full-length play FANTASMAVILLE garnered the National Latino Playwriting Award and earned a B. Iden Payne Award nomination for Outstanding Original Script.
Raul’s full length plays include FANTASMAVILLE, DOS POCITOS, CURA, CONFESSIONS OF A MEXPATRIATE, and EL. His short story In the Room won the 2014 Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest, and LeBaron was recently cited for Honorable Mention by the 2014 Texas Observer Short Story Contest. When not writing, Raul teaches yoga, devours pop culture, and serves as co-founder and creative director of TKO Advertising.