A diverse cast of Austin's most brilliant actors brings to life the complex tale of relationships and identity.


Talented visual artists, musicians and theatre technicians have created a dreamlike, multimedia experience.


David has been the Producing Artistic Director of Tongue and Groove Theatre in Austin since 1995 and for fifteen years he was artist-in-residence with Fort Worth’s innovative Hip Pocket Theatre. For 22 years, he has been on the Texas Commission on the Arts Artist-in-Education roster. Currently, he is an adjunct associate professor in the Drama department at Austin Community College. Since 1973, David has performed in, choreographed, or directed over a hundred productions throughout the U.S. and Great Britain. Last year, David performed the role of Mr. Frivolous in Rubber Repertory’s production of Wallace Shawn’s notorious play, A Thought in 3 Parts and this year he portrayed Jimmy Jolly in St Idiot Collective’s You Are Pretty. David’s stage adaptation of The Red Balloon will run July 10-26 this summer, presented by Tongue and Groove. Also this summer, David is directing Bill Irwin’s adaptation of The Three Cuckolds at The Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, South Carolina. David has studied commedia dell’arte at the Dell Arte School of Physical Theatre in California and Mask technique with Donato Sartori at Centro Maschere in Abano Terme, Italy. An associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, David holds a BFA in modern dance from Texas Christian University and an MFA in directing from the University of Texas.


Raul Garza is a Texas-based writer whose screenplay Digging Up Roots was featured at Teatro Humanidad’s Play Festival. His work has been performed by the Latino Comedy Project at SketchFests in Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver. A veteran of the advertising industry, Raul has created national commercials for clients including McDonald’s, Reebok and Miller Lite, and is co-founder of TKO Advertising in Austin, TX. Fantasmaville is Garza’s first full-length play.


Erica Saenz received a BA in Theatre from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a founding member of the Latino Comedy Project, Austin's critically acclaimed sketch-comedy troupe and was a regular contributor as a performer and writer. The Austin Critics Table Awards and the B. Iden Payne Awards recognized Erica with multiple awards and nominations for both supporting and lead actress roles between 1998-2002. In 2005, Erica was accepted into the MFA playwriting program at UCLA where she just completed her graduate studies. She most recently performed in Suzan-Lori Parks' 365 Days/365 Plays at the Los Angeles Theater Center and collaborated as writer and performer for TeatroFest in San Antonio. Erica is the honored recipient of scholarships from the Mickey Dude Foundation, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Cheech Marin Endowed Scholars, and the George Burns and Gracie Allen Award in Comedy.


Rupert’s most recent work was writing and acting in Petra’s Sueño in June 2008. He wrote,directed and performed in Vecinos in February 2008. He also directed and acted in Teatro Vivo’s production of Rosita’s Day of the Dead in November 2007 and Rosita’s Jalapeño Kitchen in February 2006 both by Rodrigo Duarte-Clark. He directed La Pastorela in November 2004 and 2005; La Pastorela was a production of the Austin Latino Theater Alliance of Austin (ALTA). His plays include the Petra Plays (Petra’s Pecado, Petra’s Cuento and Petra’s Sueño). Individual actors from these productions have received nominations to The Critics Table Awards and The B. Iden Payne Awards. Petra’s Pecado has been produced in a several cities including, San Antonio, Houston, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Albuquerque. Michael Barnes of the Austin American Statesman has called the Petra plays the “Greater Tuna” of Latino Theater.

Rupert is a graduate of the University of Texas Department of Theater, Drama Education. His work history includes the student group, Teatro Carnales en Espiritu at the University, the student group at the George I. Sanchez Center, Teatro Lagrimas y Risas, and a four-year stint with the renowned TEATRO DE LA ESPERANZA of Santa Barbara, CA (now located in San Francisco, CA) where he wrote and acted. He was the director for the TENAZ International Theater Festival in 1979. He was one of the original founders of the Latino Comedy Project and served for two years as one of the artistic directors.