Monthly Archives: November 2011

eSe members do Christmas

eSe members Arlene Martinez-Vickers and Lonnie Tristan Renteria are participating in Stone Soup’s holiday presentation, A Child’s Christmas in Wales.

The play is described as follows:

A Child’s Christmas in Wales
Adapted from the story by Dylan Thomas, Directed by Arlene Martinez-Vickers

One of the most enduring, yet oft-forgotten holiday memoirs, Dylan Thomas’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales comes to life at Stone Soup Theatre, recreating the nostalgic magic of Thomas’ childhood Christmas when everything was brighter, better and more alive. Come experience a slice of Dylan’s memories and find your own in the colorful characters, family dynamics and live Christmas music in Stone Soup’s new version of this holiday classic, performed by both youth conservatory graduates and seasoned professionals, guaranteed to entertain kids and adults alike!

Renteria plays Uncle Glyn.

The production begins with a $9 preview on December 8 at 7:30 pm and runs through December 24th. Showtimes are as follows:  7:30 performances all Fri/Sat evenings. 2pm matinees on the following days: Sun, 12/11; 12/17-18; Wed-Sat 12/21-24. Ticket prices are $18 for a single ticket and $16 apiece for a group of 4 or more.
Tickets are available for purchase at, 800-838-3006 or
Stone Soup Box Office (206) 633-1883;

Leave a comment

Posted by on November 17, 2011 in News


En tu memoria: Original play performed at Latino Community Fund Summit

eSe memeber Lonnie Tristan Renteria, wrote and directed an original play entitled En tu memoria made possible through a generous grant from the Latino Community Fund. The play, a dramatic comedy, addresses various themes facing local latino communities the likes of education, bilingualism, homophobia, machismo, assimilation and a desire to maintain heritage on our own terms.

Renteria has suggested that the play took on a life of its own. Twenty minutes was not enough to convey the depth of each character, their choices and the stakes that represent ideas that the latino community continues to explore. Inspired by French-Canadian dramaturgical practices, the writing of the play’s revisions became a collective endeavor, making of En tu memoria a product of collective voices and cooperation. Renteria has expressed a desire to flesh out the play to a full length script.

The play cast: Erwin Galan as Emilio; Meg Savlov as Telma; Maristela Diaz as Carmela; Nilki Benitez as Tania; Rubi Romero as Mrs. Ramirez; and Lonnie Tristan Renteria as Alberto Moralez.

eSe is very grateful to Latino Community Fund for its interest and support!

Photo Courtesy of Latino Community Fund.


Leave a comment

Posted by on November 17, 2011 in News


Rose Cano receives 4 Culture grant to develop play Don Quixote: Homeless in Seattle

eSe member Rose Cano received a prestigious grant to develop and produce a play that addresses issues around homelessness and services at the local level. Inspired by the perils and travails of Don Quixote, Cano has adapted the story in present time. As part of the development process, Cano has been going to various service organizations to do readings and get feedback about the authenticity of her text. Her readings have enjoyed much success, but even more important, the readings have brought many more local latino and Spanish-speaking actors into the acting pool. Moreover, Cano’s play reminds us of ese’s mission.

So far Cano has introduced scenes at Consejo Counseling services, Casa Latina and Compass Center.

We will update on Cano’s progress.


Leave a comment

Posted by on November 17, 2011 in News