TuYo Theatre is putting up its first independent production with ‘UN-’


The new TuYo Theatre was formed around a mission to tell stories from a Latinx perspective. (The troupe prefers that gender-neutral term for Latino/Latina.)

Now the San Diego company is putting its passion into practice with “UN-,” TuYo’s first independent production.

The piece, which continues this weekend after initial performances earlier this month, is centered on a series of original stories by Latinx writers from San Diego and around the country.

Through movement, music, film and more, says TuYo, the piece aims to “reclaim what it means to be American by amplifying the voices of ‘Dreamers,’ DACA recipients and the undocumented who’ve been disenfranchised around citizenship.”

Company co-founder Peter Cirino directs the play, which features stories by Kennedy Garcia, Jesus Valles, Cynthia Ochoa, Marielle Vizcarra, Diana Burbano, Georgina Escobar, Mario Vega with Eliza Vedar, and Mabelle Reynoso.


When: 8 p.m. April 26-27; 2 p.m. April 28.

Where: TuYo Theatre at the Lyceum Space, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown.

Tickets: $12.50.

Phone: (619) 544-1000.