Urban Theatre Movement Presents…
Masscare (Sing to Your Children) by Jose Rivera and Directed by Richard Martinez
Synopsis: Massacre (Sing to Your Children) — The citizens of a small town violently rise up against their oppressor.
“José Rivera’s new drama MASSACRE (SING TO YOUR CHILDREN)…has both the visceral thrill of Stephen King and the eerie magic realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The playwright takes a group of everyday people, living in a typical small town, and plops them into a fever dream of hatred, retribution and regeneration.Rivera’s darkly comic play…”
Panama: He has a talent for prose and is a true leader. Works as a mechanic.
Vivy: She has a sharp tongue. Works as a school teacher.
Erik: A passionate and convincing force. He works as a mechanic.
Janice: She’s a calming spirit. Is a gifted musician.
Lila: She is an outsider. Works as a Tarot Card Reader.
Eliseo: Moves through life free to whatever comes his way. Wanderer, currently bartending.
Hector: He’s a devoted soul with a lot of heart. Works as a Chef
Message to auditioners from the Director:
This is a complex and demanding play. I will be looking for fearless actors who are prepared to explore the darkest parts of human nature. Break legs
When: Tuesday, February 22nd, Wednesday February 23rd, & Thursday 24th, 7pm – 11pm
Callbacks: Friday, February 26th, 7pm – 11pm
Where: The Under Ground Theatre (up town)(1314 N Wilton Pl, Los Angeles, CA, 90028)
Prepare: 2 minute dramatic monologue
Rehearsals: February 28 – April 7
Shows: April 8th – May 1st, 2011
Show Venue: The Under Ground Theatre (up town) 1314 N Wilton Pl, Los Angeles, CA, 90028
Contact: Evelyn Arreaga To schedule a 5 minute audition time-slot at
“I have seen so many productions of my show, both here and overseas and I can honestly say, hands down, this is one of the best productions to date, from the acting, to the design, to the direction”. - Bert V. Royal on UTM’s production of Dog Sees God
“…Mr. (Richard) Martinez’s exciting yet thoughtful direction provides Searching…with a deep relevant tone perfect for our technology driven culture.” – Austin Statesman
“director Richard Martinez’s subtle touch gives the play all the room it needs to breath the truth…” – Austin Chronicle
“I can whole-heartedly assert that Urban Theatre Movement’s production established the collective as a promising and ambitious company worth watching”. - K. Primeau, LA Theatre Review on UTM’S production of Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal.
“I am a big fan of Urban Theatre Movement, their production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is full of heart, thought, and raucous vigor. I think Jesus would be proud” – Stephen Adly Guirgis, Playwright of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
“…striking visual imagery and several outstanding performances…the production boasts many stirring scenes…” - Les Spindle, Backstage West
“…director Jeremy Aluma has given it a terrific production, with a huge and sterling cast…” – Neal Weaver, LA Weekly