Auditions for FADE

Teatro Paraguas Announces Auditions for Fade, by Tanya Saracho

WHAT: Auditions for Fade, by Tanya Saracho

WHEN: Saturday February 8 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday February 9 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie

Teatro Paraguas will produce Fade, Tanya Saracho’s 2016 two-person play about a Latina novelist hired as a writer for a TV production company and a Mexican-American janitor. Production dates are April 2-19, 2020.


When Lucia, a Mexican-born novelist, gets her first TV writing job, she feels a bit out of place on the white male-dominated set. Lucia quickly becomes friends with the only other Latino around, a janitor named Abel. As Abel shares his stories with Lucia, similar plots begin to find their way into the TV scripts that Lucia writes. Fade is a play about class and race within the Latinx community, as well as at large, and how status does not change who you are at your core.

Fade premiered at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in Denver, CO in February 2016 under the direction of Jerry Ruiz.


LUCIA - 28, Mexican-born, acculturated. When in Mexico one would call her a "Fresa" but here, she's just an Americanized Mexican who navigates the codeswitching between Spanish and English as well as the rest of her (globalized) generation.

ABEL - Early 30's, born in the U.S. Mexican-American but quite Mexicanized. Born and raised in LA, proud of his Mexican heritage. 


Cold readings from sides. No appointment necessary. Script available upon request before auditions. For questions please email at


Actors will receive a stipend of $300.


JoJo Sena de Tarnoff and Argos MacCallum, co-directors

Tanya Selene Saracho is a Mexican and American actress, playwright, dramaturg and screenwriter. With a background in theater before writing for television, she co-founded Teatro Luna in 2000 and was its co-artistic director for 10 years. She also co-founded the Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists (ALTA) of Chicago. Tanya Saracho is a writer for HBO’s Girls and ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder