Tonatiuh Recurs on Starz Series VIDA

Vida is a half-hour drama series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters, Emma and Lyn, from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and surprising truth about their mother’s identity. The Starz-owned series is based on a format by Richard Villegas, Jr. and executive produced by Big Beach TV’s Robin Schwartz, Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub with Stephanie Langhoff. 


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Tonatiuh Recurring in MGM's Stargate Origins

Tonatiuh is set to recur on MGM's new digital series: Stargate Origins. 

ritten by Mark Ilvedson and Justin Michael Terry and directed by Mercedes Bryce Morgan (Virtual Morality), Stargate Origins will explore a brand-new chapter in Catherine Langford’s (Ellie Gall) early history surrounding the extraordinary portal. The series embarks on a journey that sets young Catherine on the way to helping unlock the secrets of an ancient technology that could change the very course of humanity.

Cast also includes former Stargate Atlantis cast member Connor Trinneer who returns to the franchise, playing Catherine’s father, Professor Langford. Additional supporting cast includes Salome Azizi, Aylam Orian, Philip Alexander, Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez, Daniel Rashid, Sarah Navratil, Shvan Aladdin, Tonatiuh Elizarraraz, Derek Chariton, Justin Michael Terry and Lincoln Werner Hoppe.

Stargate Origins is produced by New Form and MGM’s Digital Group. Mercedes Bryce Morgan directs.

LA Times Critics Choice: Fixed is REMARKABLE


REMARKABLE… as entertaining as it is thought-provoking… percolates with ideas about identity and diversity, conveyed through a tale of two people who might find love if the world would just leave them alone” — Daryl Miller, Los Angeles Times

“FIERCE, FUNNY AND FATAL… a modern day ‘Romeo and Juliet’… about the overwhelming and aching desire to be loved… Echo Theater Company’s latest must-see production.” — Julia Stier, USC Annenberg Media

HILARIOUS… LIVELY… a story about chasing ideals of love, reputation and acceptance” — Annette Semerdjian, Discover Hollywood

EXTRAORDINARY… brimming with passion and joy and pain” — Ron Irwin, LA Post-Examiner

INTENSELY EMOTIONAL…beautiful, human, unique and relatable, I highly recommend it.” — Carol Edger-Germain, Colorado Boulevard

COMPELLING… SOBERING… unapologetically attempts to push the boundaries… will provoke, incite questions and start conversations.” — Patrick Hurley, That Awesome Theatre Blog

MANY THEATRICAL PLEASURES… an elaborately constructed melodrama with blocking motions to love on every side.” — Gray Palmer, Stage Raw

World Premier: Fixed

Tonatiuh joins the cast in Echo Theater's world premier play: Fixed by Boni B. Alvarez

A fierce and funny new play by Los Angeles’ own Boni Alvarez, Fixed is the story of Miracles Malcanang, a drag queen working in the infamous Malcanang Massage Parlor in Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown. When Miracles’ forbidden love affair sparks tensions between the city’s hottest political family, two families must come together to understand the power of desire, identity, and honor. 

The show runs September 17th through October 22nd, with performances on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets available here.

Written by Boni B. Alvarez
Directed by Rodney To

Chris Aguila
Wade Allain-Marcus
Boni B. Alvarez
Renee-Marie Brewster
Tonatiuh Elizarraraz
Adrian Gonzalez
Anna Lamadrid
Joseph Valdez
Allen Lucky Weaver

World Premier: Species Native to California

Tonatiuh joins the cast in IAMA's world premier play: Species Native to California by Dorothy Fortenberry (The Handmaid's Tale). 

Land, labor, and loss collide in this contemporary re-imagining of The Cherry Orchard. For a decade, two families -- one white and progressive, one undocumented--  have lived together on a Northern California wine country estate in something like harmony.  But political changes and financial mishaps leave them both suddenly facing uncertain futures.  As everyone clamors to save the estate, a vengeful ghost haunts the fruitless vineyard intent on breaking the balance.  Mexican folklore meets Mendocino County (in English y Español).

The show runs May 13 through June 11, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Tickets available here.

Written by Dorothy Fortenberry
Directed by Eli Gonda

Tom Amandes
Melissa Stephens
Tim Rock
Margaux Susi
Eileen Galindo
Tonatiuh Elizarraraz
Carlos Campos
Murielle Zucker


IAMA's: The House That Jake Built

Continuing its commitment to bring new plays to Los Angeles, IAMA THEATRE COMPANY presents a workshop production of Jonathan Caren's new play THE HOUSE THAT JAKE BUILT, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt. A work in progress by the writer of the Ovation Award-winning hit, The Recommendation, Caren's new play is about a young liberal couple that hires a Latino immigrant to help improve their property and what follows after will not only test the couples' morality, but also the very foundation on which their relationship is built.

THE HOUSE THAT JAKE BUILT will perform three weekends only beginning Saturday, February 4 at 3pm & 8pm and run through Sunday, February 19 at 7pm at SacRed Fools Theatre, 1076 Lillian Way in Hollywood.

The Cast of THE HOUSE THAT JAKE BUILT will feature: Katie Lowes, Adam Shaprio, B, Stefanie Black, Brandon Scott, Geoffrey Rivas, and Tonatiuh Elizarraraz.

There will be special post-show discussions with moderators following each performance. 


Saturday 2/4/17 at 3pm & 8pm
Saturday 2/11/17 at 8pm
Sunday 2/12/17 at 7pm
Saturday 2/18/17 at 8pm
Sunday 2/19/17 at 7pm

This special workshop production is not open for review.

Ticket prices are $20.00 for all performances. Tickets may be purchased online by visiting