Sep 14 - 30
Catalina de Erauso

Catalina de Erauso

Presented by Paper Chairs at Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems

This wickedly funny and wildly fantastical work chronicles the true story of a 17th Century nun who, at the tender age of 14, breaks out of the convent, makes her way across the globe disguised as a man, and ultimately becomes the New World’s first and fiercest Conquistadora. In the breadth of one evening, we watch Catalina transform from a trapped young girl into a self-made man, until the brutality of colonization remakes her into a monster.

Catalina is the inaugural event of paper chairs’ 2017-2018 collaboration with Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS), a non-profit sustainable design and architecture firm in East Austin, located 15 minutes from downtown, just east of MLK/FM 969 and 183.

Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS)
8604 FM 969, Austin, Texas 78724
September 14-30, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays – all shows at 8pm!

Written by: Elizabeth Doss
Directed by: Dustin Wills
Performers: Michael Joplin, Delanté G. Keys, Robert Pierson, Cassandra Reveles, Alexis Scott, Alexandra Bassiakou Shaw, Jesus Valles, and Oktavea Williams
Composer: Mark Stewart
Musician: Henna Chou
Lighting Design: Rachel Atkinson
Set Design: Lisa Laratta
Costume Design: E.L. Hohn
Technical Design: Chris Conard
Stage Manager: Deanna Belardinelli
Dramaturg: Diana Lynn Small
Co-Producers: Rachel Dendy, Elizabeth Doss, Spring Karlo, and Lisa Laratta

Admission Info

Tickets: $15-25 sliding scale, all General Admission

Available online or at the door

Phone: 512-686-6621


Dates & Times

2017/09/14 - 2017/09/30

Additional time info:

The Box Office will open at 7:30pm each night. The performance will be outside so please wear comfortable clothes for the weather.

Location Info

Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems

8604 FM 969, Austin, TX 78724

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