Teatro SEA in the Lower East Side is New York City’s Latino Children’s Theatre. It’s bilingual productions feature puppetry and live music.
The Artistic Director, Dr. Manuel A. Morán is Puerto Rican. The production team is from across Spain, Portugal and Latin America. We share a noble tradition of puppetry. Teatro SEA is our favorite Latin theatre!
“Teatro SEA is our favorite Latin theatre!”
Teatro SEA 2017 – 2018 Season
The 7th International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival is at Teatro SEA on Thursday, November 9, 2017 and Sunday, November 12, 2017. Sunday features the U.S. premiere of Dr. Manuel A. Morán’s puppetry documentary Titeres en el caribe Hispano: Puerto Rico.
Teatro Sea Three Kings Day is all day long at Teatro SEA on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
La Cucarachita Martina (The Little Roach, Martina) is Saturdays in February 2018 at 11 am. $10 – $20.
The Teatro presents Dominican folk tale Pedro Animal Falls in Love / Pedro Animal se enamora on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 12 noon. $10 – $20
Celebrate World Puppetry Day on March 21, 2018 all day long.
The Teatro presents A Tango Dancing Cinderella on Saturdays, March 24th & 31st, 2018 at 3 pm. $10 – $20
The Teatro presents its one woman Mexican show The Colors of Frida / Las colores de Frida on Saturday April 7, 2018 at 11 am. $10 – $20
The Teatro presents A Tango Dancing Cinderella on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 3 pm. $10 – $20
The Teatro presents Puerto Rican puppetry The Pura Belpre Project / El proyecto pura belpré on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 3 pm. $10 – $20
The Teatro presents A Tango Dancing Cinderella on Saturdays, May 5, 12, & 19, 2018 at 3 pm. $10 – $20
The Teatro presents The Dropouts / Los Desertores musical on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 3 pm
Teatro SEA Repertory
Three Kings Day
Teatro SEA Three Kings Day on January 6 is a free event where children meet the Three Kings and receive a gift.
The Billy-Club Puppets (Los Títeres de Cachiporra)
Written between 1922 and 1925, and subtitled “Tragi-comedy of Don Cristóbal and Miss Rosita: A Guignolesque farce in six scenes and an announcement,” This is an Andalusian Punch & Judy style story, in which the beautiful Rosita falls in love with the poor Cocoliche, but has to marry Don Cristóbal, a wealthy old man with a billy club.
Performed in both Spanish and English. Lorca’s famed puppet play is fun for all ages and shows a unique aspect of the dramatist’s work that is both lighthearted and experimental.
An award-winning Cinderella story. The poor girl works hard and happens to be the best Tango dancer in the kingdom. With a little magic she discovers herself and wins the hand of Prince Charming.
A Mexican Pinocchio! (¡Viva Pinocho!)
This is a clever retelling of the classic Italian fairy tale of a wooden puppet who wants to be a real boy like his friends.
Teatro SEA tells the story through the eyes of a young Mexican immigrant on his journey of self-discovery as an American with a Latin heritage.
Toothache of King Farfán
This “Zarzuela” Spanish operetta for children, tells the story of the lessons learned by a stubborn King who refused to love and respect others. Over 40 life-size puppets, singers, and musicians bring to life this timeless story from the early 1900’s.
The original book for THE TOOTHACHE OF KING FARFÁN was written by the legendary Quintero Brothers, known as the “Golden Boys of Theater in Madrid”. The original score by Amadeo Vives was lost, forcing producers throughout the world to commission contemporary composers to create scores for each production. This new production features a score by Manuel Morán and Ivan Alexander Bautista.
Winner of 5 2008 HOLA Awards including Best Musical and 2 ACE Awards! UNIMA citation of excellence!
Visiting Teatro SEA
Teatro SEA is in The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Education Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
107 Suffolk St #202, New York, NY 10002
(between Rivington & Delancey)
(F) to Delancey St
(M) or (J)(Z) to Essex St
Teatro SEA Tickets
Tickets are $10 for children and $20 for adults.
Get tickets at the door, or online at www.TeatroSEA.org