San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival

San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival 

The San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival, hosted by the Amigos del REP, is a celebration of engaging, dynamic and enlightening new plays by Latinx playwrights from across the United States. Submissions are accepted from Latinx playwrights representing an array of genres, styles and experiences highlighted by both emerging and veteran playwrights.

Questions? Please email or call 619.544.1000. 

San Diego Rep Latinx New Play Festival reading of "Guadalupe in the Guestroom."

San Diego Rep Latinx New Play Festival 2019

English-language plays, Latinx stories

The festival will have four readings and also a number of ticketed, surround events.

Friday August 30th
7:00pm Gallery Walk
7:30pm Reading 1: DREAM HOU$E
9:00pm  Opening Reception

Saturday August 31st
12:00pm  Designer Showcase 
1:00pm Reading 2: To Saints and Stars
3:00pm Sin Fronteras Writers’ Group Sharing
4:00pm Reading 3: Aztec Pirates and the Insignificance of Life on Mars
5:30-7:00pm Dinner Break
6:30pm 57 Chevy VIP Festival Pass Reception
7:00pm 57 Chevy
8:30pm Festival Party

Sunday September 1st
12:00pm Liliana Padilla Sneak Peek
1:00pm Historical Context Panel
2:00pm Reading 4: Laughs in Spanish
4:00pm Closing Toast

Admission to the Latinx New Play Festival is by suggested donation.  Donations can be made online through the ticket links included for each reading as well as through the Festival Pass link.  Please call the box office directly at 619.544.1000 to reserve your tickets for a different donation amount than the suggested amount included online.

Festival Pass 

Click HERE to reserve a Festival Pass ($30 before fees) which includes tickets to all four readings, 57 Chevy, and access to a VIP Reception on Saturday, 8/31 at 6:30pm!

San Diego Rep Latinx New Play Festival History: 2018


"Bad Hombres/Good Wives" by Herbert Siguenza

Director: Daniel Jáquez

Stage Manager: Danielle Dudley

Sound Designz: Kevin Anthenill 

Featuring: John Padilla, Gabriela Nelson, Salomon Maya, Yvette Angulo, Jose Balistrieri, Roxanne Carasco, Daniel Ramos, Jose Martinez, Mariel Shaw


"The Book of Leonidas" by Augusto Amador

Director: Peter Cirino 

Stage Manager: Victoria Zepeda

Assistant Stage Manager: Mario Veha

Featuring: Carter Piggie, Tony Perez, Andrea Agosto, Sofia Sassone, Christian Contreras, Willie Goree, and Santi Samano


"Bees and Honey" by Guadalís Del Carmen

Director: Jose Galvan

Stage Manager: Diana Nicasso

Assistant Stage Manager: Mila Daniels

Featuring: Nadia Guevara, Sidney Hill, and Vanessa Duron


"Azul" by Christina Quintana

Director: Nadia Guevara 

Stage Manager: Jessica Cortez

Assistant Stage Manager: Vanessa Duron

Featuring: Ariella Kvashny, Andrea Agusto, Gabriela Nelson

San Diego Rep Latinx New Play Festival History: 2017


"El Cipitio: A Salvadorian Odyssey" by Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza with Randy Ertll

Director: Herbert Siguenza 

Stage Manager: Mario Vega

Featuring: Richard Trujillo, Jennifer Paredes, Ric Salinas, Herbert Siguenza, and Sandra Ruiz


"Fabulous Monsters" by Diana Burbano

Director: Sara Guerrero 

Stage Manager: Elizabeth Uribe

Music: Moises Vasquez

Featuring: Janet Franco, Rachel Oliveros Catalano, Julianna Ojeda, Elsa Martinez, Katie Ventura, Richard Soto, and Jose Galvan


"(w)holeness" by Lily Padilla

Director:  Krystal Mercado 

Stage Manager: Samantha Santos

Featuring: Reanne Acasio, Max Singer, Veronica Burgess, Rhianna Basore, Brandon O’Sullivan, and Dairrick Hodges


"Guadalupe in the Guest Room" by Tony Meneses

Director: Peter James Cirino 

Stage Manager: Victoria Yvette Zepeda

Featuring: Catalina Maynard, Ryan Stubo, Destiny Girley, Antonio Perez, and Marda Rose