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Upcoming Events

La Vida Es Cortos / Life Is Shorts Festival

September 29 - October 1


Our 5th annual short play and short film festival celebrates its 5th year with an inspiring lineup of award-winning Latinx playwrights and filmmakers. PLUS, two performances for young audiences ages 5 and up!

Nuestro festival anual de obras cortas y cortometrajes celebra su 5º año con una cartelera alentadora de cineastas y dramaturgos galardonados. ¡Mas dos presentaciones para audiencias jóvenes mayores de 5 años en adelante!

La Vida Es Cortos

Fri. Sept. 29 at 7:30 PM

Sat. Sept. 30 at 2:30 PM

Sat. Sept. 30 at 7:30 PM

Sun. Oct. 1 at 2:30 PM

La Vida Es Cortitos

(Young Audiences/Audiencias Jóvenes)


Sat. Sept. 30 at 10:30 AM

Sun. Oct. 1 at 10:30 AM


This project was funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

Past Events


La Vida Es Cortos

December  2022

In its fourth year, the festival featured short plays, short films,  short dance films, and the original musical Sexo Y Tortillas!

This project was funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

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Sexo y Tortillas: The Musical 
A Workshop Performance 

October 2022

A workshop performance of this short musical about sexual empowerment.

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La Vida Es Cortos
November  2021

A unique festival that presents short plays and short films to celebrate and showcase the Latinx community, its artists, and its stories.  


In its third year, the festival will evolve by including dance theatre performances and short dance films to create a Latinx multidisciplinary experience never seen before.

This project was funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance and Garza Studios. 

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Sonia Flew
by Melinda Lopez
September 2021

In honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and determined to continue highlighting the diversity of the Latinx community and its stories, TEATRX presented a touring production of Sonia Flew at MATCH, Holocaust Museum Houston and MECA.

Sonia Flew is a family drama that depicts how individual families are affected by war and politics. Audiences will meet Sonia, a Cuban immigrant raising two children with her Jewish husband in Minneapolis. As the family prepares for Shabbat, Sonia is unwilling to accept her son’s decision to enlist in the military following the terrorist attack on 9/11. The events trigger Sonia’s memory as she relives the war-torn days in Cuba that led her parents to take a leap of faith by sending her to the United States as an unaccompanied minor during Operation Pedro Pan, a political maneuver that separated thousands of Cuban children from their parents. 

This project was funded in part by Midtown Cultural Arts and Entertainment District  and in partnership with Holocaust Museum Houston and MECA.


En Su Casa
Family Film Festival & Competition

August 2020

En Su Casa was a virtual short film festival showcasing Latinx films for young audiences from all over the world. Films were sorted into blocks with the following themes; At-Home Films, Animate Your Imagination, Social Dramas, and From Puerto Rico. The fesival also included  to special events including Q&As with filmmakers and film making workshops.

Balcony Scene In Quarantine

June 2020

A five-episode web series that culminated in a live-streamed performance of a bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare‘s famous “Balcony Scene” from Romeo and Juliet. 

See the full series and postshow Q&A sessions on YouTube.


Photo by Hung Truong

TEATRX at Sin Muros

 February 2020

Dos Caras Del Patroncito by Teatro Campesino; a one act play that brought theatre and activism together during the labor movement. 


La Vida Es Cortos / Life Is Shorts

November 2019

The second annual short play and short film festival that showcases the Latinx community, its artists, and its stories.  For more information click here.

Photos by Melissa Taylor

A  New Works Project

June 2019

A unique play development process that invites the Houston community to participate in the development of new works that reflect our stories, our artists, and our communities. Join us for the  presentation of these new plays. 

REFLEXIÓN - A New Works Project was funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

University of Houston - Downtown 

O'Kane Theatre

Workshop Production

The Stories Of Us by Jelisa Jay Robinson 

Staged Readings

The Soldier's Cross by Cinthya Hernandez

Felon Known by Marissa Castillo

Photos by Melissa Taylor

La Vida Es Cortos/ Life Is Shorts

November 2018

Over three nights in November 2018 at Midtown Arts & Theatre Center we produced the first ever short play and short film festival. We brought together four Latinx theatre groups to show the range of Latinx performing artists in Houston and showed short films from around the world.

Photos by Pin Lim

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