HERE'S WHAT'S NEW WITH BROWN BAG

OUR 2021-2022 SEASON

"Mujeres Derribando Barreras"
Women Breaking Barriers
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Interested in being a part of one of our shows? Now accepting submissions!

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What shows are we auditioning for?

The Variety Show: The End of The World Episode 3

Show us any talent you'd like to put into the world! Singing, dancing, drag, magic... anything!

The New Playwright's Workshops

We are looking for an ensemble of actors to work hand in hand with Brown Bag members and playwrights to further develop the plays Marigold, and The Invisible Girls. These will be a series of workshops happening throughout the Fall with a potential stage reading of both plays at the end of the quarter.

The Invisible Girls* Written by Luciana Valero

Four young women relive their memories of their friend, Cynthia, who has disappeared without a trace. Eager to reconnect with her, they uncover a story that they kept in silence for years and that may give a hint of what happened to her as well as to bring hopes of finally finding her. Each woman tells a piece of their personal story that Cynthia happened to be a witness, revealing that their struggles are much more

collective than individual.

Marigold* Written by Jamie Collazo

A young woman takes on a journey to find herself as she deals with the struggles of a complicated, but close to her heart, relationship that may be holding her back. She will learn that self love is the most important kind of love in her life.

Native Gardens, written by Karen Zacarias 

Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose.

* PLEASE NOTE: Both shows, Marigold and The Invisible Girls will have a complementary in person audition later on in the quarter. If you are interested in any of these shows, we highly encourage you to audition and participate in the workshops, as you’d be helping us develop each show. If you get casted in the workshops, you are automatically called back for the in person audition.

OUR 2020-2021 SEASON
"Floreciendo Bajo la Tormenta"
Blooming Beneath the Storm
STORY CIRCLES
community interviews
Virtual Variety Show
Variety Show
Staged Stories

a collaboration with

Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble 

High School Visits
Los Cuentos De
Nuestra Gente Festival
The Stories of Our People Play Festival
Teatro Santos: Rising Spirits
a collaboration with Santa Ana High School
& South Coast Repertory
Epocas De Primavera
Stages of Spring
And more to come!
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Check out our new company trailer!

Made by one of our very own, Heather Lee Echeverria

OUR HISTORY

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Our Mission
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Brown Bag Theater Company is an ensemble of artists & scholars who aim to produce equally engaging & captivating artistic work that reflects & empowers the Latinx communities. We create various opportunities for young Latinx individuals, and our allies, within the performing arts. At BBTC, we believe that the discipline of theatre is a cultural force capable of transforming our community and we bolster this belief whilst celebrating the richness & pride of Latinx culture. 

Find Us

Most Brown Bag Theater Productions are held at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts on the Campus of the University of California, Irvine.

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