Forty years ago, bombs exploded in Boulder, killing six Chicano activists. Their deaths are still shrouded in mystery: Who killed them and why? Were they plotting a bombing? Did the police and FBI entrap them? Were they murdered? Su Teatro's Tony Garcia has written Cuarenta y Ocho, a play that explo ... More >>
The documentary Fruits of War tells the story of four former members of Mara Salvatrucha 13, who are all now part of the social justice organization Homies Unidos. GRASP, the Gang Rescue and Support Project, is hosting a screening of the documentary at Su Teatro on April 8 to raise funds for its gan ... More >>
Amongst the striking coal miners and their family members murdered by the Colorado National Guard during the Ludlow Massacre were five Mexican-American children. To commemorate this almost-forgotten chapter of history, Su Teatro's Anthony J. Garcia wrote Ludlow: El Grito de Las Minas (The Cry of the ... More >>
Luis Valdez, whose Christmas play La Pastorela just opened at Denver's Su Teatro, first met Cesar Chavez when he was six, growing up among the migrant workers of Delano, California, where the United Farm Workers movement took root in the nonviolent strikes and grape boycotts of the '60s and '70s. ... More >>
For this year's Now Showing, Westword's fall arts guide, we asked artistic movers and shakers to answer a few questions about the state of the arts, both locally and around the world. We'll be rolling out their answers over the next few weeks in pairs that combine both veterans and newcomers in simi ... More >>
Film Fiesta returns to Civic Park tonight, sharing the sights, sounds and flavors of Latino culture through film. On Wednesday, July 24 and July 31, respectively, Luminarias and NO (2012) will be accompanied by live performances and panel discussions with actors, writers and directors. The events ru ... More >>
#78: Ken Arkind Ken Arkind embodies what's important in the slam and performance poetry world: A literary poet, dedicated slam coach and microphone virtuoso both here and abroad, he lives and breathes the poet's life with an educator's focus. As much as he lives it, he's also interested in passing o ... More >>
Su Teatro's XicanIndie Film Festival, now in its fifteenth year, is a pure distillation of what the Chicano culture center offers on its stages all year long. That almost guarantees a curated whirlwind of diverse Latin-American films, filmmaker appearances, parties and world-class live performances, ... More >>
Even if the year the world was supposed to end is barely out of sight, people still don't know much about Mesoamerican mythology and the workings of the Mayan calendar, or what that heritage means to us in modern times. But Westsider Tony Shearer did. The late activist, poet and storyteller espous ... More >>
In our recent cover story, "Bed Check," which chronicles the challenges homeless women in Denver face, we note the need for both emergency shelter and more permanent homes. In the latter category, a group called the Empowerment Program is now pushing forward with a housing project specifically for f ... More >>
In all of its forty years, Denver's Su Teatro has never performed a more iconic work than the satire I Don't Speak English Only. And considering that nearly everything the troupe and artistic director Tony Garcia touch is entrenched in Chicano culture and activism, that's saying a lot. See also: - ... More >>
The former home of Su Teatro is about to start a second act. Make that third act -- the building at 4275 High Street was originally the Elyria Elementary School, then became the base for the theater company founded by Tony Garcia. But for the last few years the empty structure has been the subject o ... More >>
You have one more chance to see Lisa Suarez's I'll Remember for You, which ends a short run at Su Teatro tonight. The play tells the story of Suarez's relationship with her mother, who suffers from Alzeheimer's. "There's this bond and this sacrifice and this emotion," says Su Teatro executive direct ... More >>
Moved.After two months of bankruptcy proceedings, an eviction and at least one accusation of looting, the embattled Shadow Theatre Company opens its first production since it moved An Evening with Nina mid-run from its former space at 1468 Dayton Street to the Aurora Fox in January. The show, ... More >>
Regardless of what it did for Mexico, the Mexican revolution of the early 20th century spawned some of the most badass figures in history: You might remember Pancho Villa, maybe the most famous bandit/revolutionary ever, or Emiliano Zapata, the guy who said "it is better to die on your feet t ... More >>
One of the best moves of the year -- both literally and figuratively -- was the city's last-second save of the Denver Civic Theatre for Su Teatro, which just opened its first production in the heart of Denver's historic Santa Fe Drive area. Su Teatro was already in the process of creating a ... More >>
National Poetry Month is for everyone, and so is El Centro Su Teatro's tenth-annual Neruda Poetry Festival, which begins today, smack dab in the middle of the nation's bardish celebration of metered, arranged, improvised and performed verbiage. And you'll enjoy some of each during this three-day e ... More >>
The Chicano theater group turns a page and looks to the future.
El Centro Su Teatro starts a new holiday tradition.
Su Teatro's Papi, Me and Cesar Chavez cultivates an audience.
Sensory Circus seeks to juggle creative circuits
Roosters sometimes moves slowly, but magic realism shines through.
Tony Garcia revisits the old neighborhood with El Corrido del Barrio.