Auditions: Separate is Never Equal

Sunday, April 24th:

The Rochester Latino Theatre Company, Inc. invites you to audition for our next production directed by Don Bartalo! We are seeking a diverse cast: Latinos, African American, Causasian, etc.

Three Latina girls (age 9 to 12)
Three Latino boys (age 9 to 12)
Four Latino men
Four Latino women
Six Anglo men
One Anglo woman

The little girl at the center of this true story is Sylvia Mendez, a child in the 40’s of Mexican and Puerto-Rican descent, who was not allowed to attend a “White’s Only” school. was the daughter of parents who looked forward to sending her to the school near their newly leased farm. When her aunt attempted to register the family children, they were directed to the “Mexican school,” despite proficiency in English and citizenship.

Performances are June 10th, 11th & 12th at MuCCC Theater

No preparation needed. You will be given sides to read from.

Sunday, April 24th from 4 to 6pm
Monday, April 25th from 6 to 8pm
Call backs Monday, May 2nd 6 to 8pm
Mandatory table read Tuesday, May 3rd 6 to 8pm
Greenovation Theater
1199 East Main Street

Elvira: The Immigration Play

Based on the true life story of Elvira Arellano, the play presents an imaginary encounter between an I.C.E. (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) agent and Elvira. As the interrogation unfolds, the audience is taken on a journey that shows the tragic plight of immigrants and is transported into the world of the disenfranchised.

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Final Elvira Poster


Kill the Lucky Ones

Live to Fight

A simple-minded yet gentle giant forsakes his non-violent nature to save his corruptible kid brother from the hood and boxes in a high-stakes tournament against the boy’s gangster idol.

MARCH 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM
One performed reading
Written by A.j. Cipolla & Directed by Jaqueline Moe

Lucky Poster Revised

Cuentos Del Corazon

Cuentos Del Corazon, Stories from the Heart
This one-act play blends together the many flavors of being Latino/a. A Latino writers group gathers at La Taza Cafe – rico cafe con sabor; a coffee shop serving up more than just coffee….cultural conversations are always on the menu. The young writers share their personal narratives about Latino identity and the process of learning from and about each other.

February 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Avenue
Kate Gleason Auditorium
Free Admission

Dual language; predominately in English with easy to understand Spanish.

A one-act bilingual play.
Directed by Annette Ramos.
Written by RLTC ensemble members


West Side Story

West Side Story explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks, from Puerto Rico, are taunted by the Jets, a Caucasian gang. The young protagonist, Tony, one of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre. Bernstein’s score for the musical includes “Something’s Coming”, “Maria”, “America”, “Somewhere”, “Tonight”, “Jet Song”, “I Feel Pretty”, “A Boy Like That”, “One Hand, One Heart”, “Gee, Officer Krupke”, and “Cool”.

Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Arthur Laurents

Tickets are available at the Kodak Center. Please contact us if you have questions.

We encourage you to share the event flyers below on social media and with everyone you know!





Art/Life is a City of Rochester event series that brings family-friendly “pop-up” performances to each of the city’s quadrants – in neighborhood parks, playgrounds, community organizations and other venues – during the months of July and August. Keep your eyes and ears open because you’ll never know what type of performance Art/Life will spring on you next: storytelling, dance, theater, wildlife exhibits, and more!  

Art/Life is produced by the Multi-Cultural Community Center, sponsored by Young Audiences of Rochester, and made possible with support from the Ibero American Action League, Puerto Rican Parade Committee, Rochester Latino Theatre Company & Mood Makers Bookstore. 

Art Life



Method Machine Auditions

Fun audition coming up from Method Machine!!!!

Slightly ghoulish perhaps, but here’s your chance to be part of the living dead.

RIT amateurs and superstars—students, faculty, staff, clubs, special interest groups, sign language interpreters, storytellers, alumni, friends and families—are invited to join a “live” casting call for “Spoon River Rochester” that ends July 16.

This ambitious community art performance created by Method Machine will be a highlight of the 2014 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. The premiere will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27 in downtown Rochester.

Join hundreds of performers who will portray the characters of Edgar Lee Masters’ Anthology (1915) “Spoon River,” a fictional town in which everyone is dead. Fringe Festival audiences will roam the performance as if wandering through a graveyard.

Actors will be assigned a short poem and a character from the Spoon River anthology—and the full text must be performed as is. Memorization is not required, and artists can add their own forms of creative expression: Perform the poem in your native language, compose a song using words from the poem, choreograph a dance or use puppetry to create special effects.

Actors will be assigned poems, notified of performance location, and provided with video instruction for creating simple costumes.

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