!Bocón! Auditions — Bilingual
JULY 20, 21, 2017 — 9am to 9pm
JULY 27, 28, 2017 — 9am to 9pm
TBH — 333 S. JENSEN DRIVE HOUSTON, TX 77003
TBH EducaTeatro Bilingual Youth Theater presents...!Bocón!
¡Bocón!, a fable filled with humor and mysticism and song, tells the story of twelve-year-old Miguel who flees a repressive military regime in Central America for Los Angeles. A natural storyteller and irrepressible «big mouth» or bocón, Miguel loses his voice when his parents are taken and begins a metaphorical journey north to the City of Angels. Along the way he meets up with an unusual traveling companion, La Llorona, the legendary «Weeping Woman» of Mexican and Central American mythology. Through their magical friendship, Miguel finds his voice and the courage to cross the border to a new life. Miguel's story is relevant to immigrant children from all parts of the world … and to any child who is learning the many meanings of finding one's own «voice.» A live musician usually accompanies the piece.
Sinopsis: ¡Bocón!, un cuento lleno de humor y misticismo y canciones, cuenta la historia de un niño de doce años llamado Miguel, quien huye de un represivo régimen militar de America Central para Los Angeles. Un narrador natural y con un incontrolable «boca grande» o bocón, Miguel pierde su voz cuando sus padres están capturados y empieza un viaje metafórico norte hasta la Ciudad de Angeles. Durante el viaje, él se encuentra con un raro compañero de viaje, La Llorona, la legendario mujer que llora del mitologia Mexicano y Centro Americano. Por medio de su amistad mágica, Miguel encuentra su voz y el valor para cruzar la frontera a una vida nueva. La historia de Miguel es relacionado a niños inmigrantes de todos partes del mundo… También a cada niño quien está aprendiendo los diferentes maneras de buscar su voz. Un musicό en vivo usualmente acompaña la pieza.
Hello, welcome to TBH bilingual presentation of Bocon.
The story is about a little boy who was given the name of Bocon.
He lived in El Salvador and because of the war going on between the government and the rebels in his country he was forced to make his way North to the United States.
This play is dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of other children from Mexico and Latin America that are victims of violence and are forced to leave their home and families risking their lives to seek refuge in our country.
Our main protagonist represents the precarious conditions millions of children his age face around the world and we hope that through our presentation you understand the turmoil our world is in and maybe come up with solutions of your own for a better tomorrow.
Description: The following are the role descriptions for the principal actors in Bocon. We will try to work with 6 actors by rotating and duplicating roles. The roles can be played by any gender, but Keep in mind that our presentations are bilingual and will be presented during the mornings, beginning in September. The play will incorporate poesia corral (choral poetry), dance and music.
BOCON: No specific gender. It is a flexible, sentimental and action inspiring role.
BORDER GUARD: Male voice (strong with a southern accent).
THE JUDGE: Male or female, absent minded, unaware of the impact of the immigrant predicament.
ANA: Female (Bocon’s mother) (loving, caring and protective).
LUIS: Male (Bocon’s father) corageous, loving, and a visionary.
LA LLORONA: Female, a sassy, mysterious and practical woman