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Teatro Pueblo Nuevo


TEATRO PUEBLO NUEVO is NVA’s new bilingual and bicultural outreach initiative. TPN features Latinx-centered community outreach events and theatrical productions at New Village Arts.

TPN began its programming with the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebración in September of 2017. This event celebrated the presence of Latinx culture in San Diego with interactive art by Foundry Artists and a dance floor that got everyone up and dancing! It featured performances by Melba Novoa Flamenco, a presentation of Cuban rueda de casino by EscoRueda, and the youth group Sonares de mi Tierra from the House of Panama in Balboa Park.

In December of 2017, TPN produced its first show, the all-ages bilingual musical CINDERELLA EATS RICE AND BEANS: A SALSA FAIRY TALE by Karen Zacarias with music by Deborah Wicks-La Puma, directed by Nadia Guevara. Thanks to sponsorship from Wells Fargo and The Loftin firm, this show was presented as a free event for our community.

In January 2018, NVA presented the first TPN mainstage production, CLOUD TECTONICS by the Oscar-nominated José Rivera, directed by Herbert Siguenza of Culture Clash and Pixar’s Coco.

TPN would not be possible without the support of our community partners: Mana de North County San Diego, Tierra Caliente Academy of the Arts, and the Cal State San Marcos Latinx Center.

If you would like to help sponsor Teatro Pueblo Nuevo’s growing bilingual and bicultural outreach arts programming, contact us today.

Past TPN Events


October 10, 2020

“New Village Reinas”: A Latinx Drag Show!

September 19, 2020


See production photos

Reading of GENERIC HISPANIC by Noemi de la Puente 

Monday, September 10 2018, NVA Stage 
Followed by a talkback: “Diversity is fun and profitable!”  

Finalist, MultiStages New Works 2012  
Produced at Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (PRTT) 
This energetically paced, clever story about an up-and-coming Latina advertising executive Maribel will make you laugh and ponder. How do you tap into the Latino market to sell Mamita’s Papitas, a snack so horrifically unhealthy it threatens to end Maribel’s marriage to her doctor husband Carlos?  

Noemi de la Puente earned her MFA in Theatre Arts from the University of Iowa, her MSE from Princeton University, and her BSE from the California Institute of Technology. She is the librettist and lyricist of the musical comedy MANUEL VERSUS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY (Winner, 2014 NYMF Developmental Reading Series Award; Winner, 2015 New York Music Festival’s Special Award for Social Relevance and Impact, Nominated, 2015 NYMF’s Best Musical Award; semi-finalist, 2016 O’Neill National Music Theatre Conference). She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and a founding member of the Dramatic Question Theatre.  

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebración 

Saturday September 15, 2018 1-4pm 

Entre Brumas Me Encontré un Chocolate
(Through the Fog, I Found a Chocolate)

Written and Performed by Ariadnalí de la Peña 
Saturday, September 15, 2018 4pm and 7pm, NVA Stage 
In this hilarious and moving one-woman show, gesture, humor and creativity are the protagonists. The story follows Leonor, an elderly woman reliving her life’s best memories while struggling to remember them.  

Salsa and Bachata Lesson and Open Dancing

Sunday, October 14, 2018 6-11pm  
7-11pm open dancing