17 Jan

One Play, Two Languages, Four Actors.  No Theater Ensemble Has Ever Attempted a Bilingual Presentation Like This.

eSe Teatro and The Central Heating Lab: on the Cutting Edge.

eSe Teatro: Seattle Latinos Take Stage, and The Central Heating Lab at ACT present a staged reading of Venezuelan Playwright Gustavo Ott’s dramatic piece entitled, Passport. Translated by Heather L McKay, directed by Arlene Martinez-Vickers, Passport will be performed bilingually (Spanish/English).

Audiences do not have to be fluent in both languages to enjoy and understand.They will experience an innovative staged reading where Spanish and English are expertly woven together by bilingual actors, challenging the audience to comprehend beyond language. Without need for subtitles or written translations, witnesses are plunged into the world of body language, gestures and the intense desire to understand.

Originally written in Spanish with an English title, Passport tells the story of the loss of one’s identity and the subsequent misunderstandings nascent between people who do not share the same language. Eugene, finds himself detained. His search for answers becomes a desperate journey to comprehend beyond language and cultural barriers.

The cast includes: Erwin Galan, Michael Blum, Gerald Alejandro Ford and Meg Savlov.

Gustavo Ott, playwright, screenwriter, novelist and director  has received many international awards. Passport responds to eSe Teatro’s mission to present contemporary pieces that represent the Latino experience to Seattle audiences, in English and/or Spanish.

Saturday, February 26 7:30pm pm at A Contemporary Theater (ACT)

Admission $5.00
7th Ave & Union St in Downtown Seattle.

eSe Teatro: En La Comunidad will present Passport again on Saturday, March 5, 2pm at Burien Little Theatre followed by a panel discussion on immigration, hosted by Latinos for Community Transformation. Admission $5.00

eSe Teatro’s mission is to empower local Latino artists to generate, produce, present, and promote Latino theater, including bilingual, Spanglish and Spanish-speaking theater.” “eSe Teatro” is a collective of professionally trained local Latino theatre artists actively providing a creative home for Latino Artists to explore their craft.

1 Comment

Posted by on January 17, 2011 in News



  1. Colin

    February 28, 2011 at 12:40 AM

    Loved it! Looking forward to more bilingual productions!


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