Sat, Jan 29 2022 @ 11 am, 2 pm. Sunday, Jan 30 2022 @ 11 am.

Latins on Ice is a hilarious show written, produced, and performed by Latin artists on the literal ICE of Lake Nokomis. Premiering Saturday, January 29, Latins on Ice is set out to create heat – including ice skating attempts and shared stories surrounded by what the five local Latin performers call a "feigned natural habitat.”

Writer Sabrín Diehl (he/they) hails from Miami, leading to a huge culture shock in the move to freezing Minneapolis, MN. Not only did he feel the coldness of the weather, but the chill that often comes with the famous Minnesota Nice demeanor. He was surrounded by English, no longer Spanish, and experienced America in all its whiteness for the first time.

Working together with fellow Latinx artists and performers Xochi, Toni, Isabella, and Alex, Sabrín gathered to create a show that would keep theater warm and alive, especially during the current pandemic. Theaters are closed and shows are postponed, but Latins on Ice manages to perform outside, giving a voice and a story to the Latinx community.

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This is a show everyone should see, but is truly dedicated to the Latinx people. For every member of this community who has felt underrepresented, unwelcome, left out, or homesick for a warmer place, Latins On Ice is a show to, in Sabrín’s words: “bring nuestras communidades together to be real and funny about our common challenges.”

With a setting made of colorful beach towels, blow-up palm trees, sombreros, and beach balls on top of frozen Lake Nokomis, the Latin artists share their Minnesota experiences. With stories ranging from comedic to tragic to explosive, enjoy the show as a celebration of the passion, creativity, and genius of Latin people.

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Written and Performed by Sabrín Diehl, Xochi de la Luna, Antonio Rios-Luna, Isabella Dunsieth, and Alex Barreto Hathaway

Conceived by Sabrín Diehl

Directed by John Gebretatose

Music by Ruben Gomez

 

Latins on Ice is supported by local organizations Teatro del Pueblo, La Doña Cerveceria, US Pond Hockey, and The Great Northern.

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NOV 2021

Listen to our latest Coco’s Barrio episode, "Immigration: An American Tradition."
Explore the challenges of navigating the American immigration system through parody and music from Mestifonia, Cathy Piñeiro and Mariachi Internacional. Teatro del Pueblo acting troupe brings to life an Immigration Rhapsody. Don’t miss Coco’s conversation with Veena Iyer, Executive Director of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota.
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JULY 2021

Listen to "DACA Rising," a tribute to our Dreamers who deserve to call the US home.
Our musical guests include Alfama Duo performing their unique style from progressive rock to fado and flamenco, satirical parodies by Teatro del Pueblo’s acting troupe, and much more.

FEB 2021

As the earth cries out for help and warns us about an unsustainable future, will we humans rise up to the challenge or will animals need to take the reins to save the planet? 

Featuring musical guest Ina Yukka and an interview with local Twin Cities artists Xavier Tavera and Tina Tavera, this episode isn’t one to miss!

DECEMBER 2020

These episodes of Cocos Barrio celebrate the Holidays with Latin American Christmas music, satirical content, and an interview with Tony Machado.

NOVEMBER 2020

Featuring an interview with Ruby Lee, CLUES and LatinoLEAD President.

"The Work that Teatro does is so vital and engaging." -Ebony Adams

Director of Operations, Feminist Frequency, Women In Film

Teatro del Pueblo is proud to stand beside Penumbra Theatre, Mu Performing Arts, New Native Theatre and Pangea World Theater as a member of the Twin Cities Theatres of Color Coalition (TCTOCC). The coalition formed to build knowledge, capacity, and take action around the challenges and opportunities of diversification in the American theatre. We lead conversations, making available the wealth and depth of knowledge housed in our theatres through the dissemination of tools, practices, and consultation to bolster responsible and accountable engagement around the representation of our communities.

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