Directing

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Marisol Theatre Coup D’Etat, Minneapolis MN

Winner of the 1993 Obie Award, Marisol is an apocalyptic urban fantasy which urges society to "wake up" and somehow find a way to recover the long-lost and much-needed compassion for our fellow man, as this is the only way to save our world.

"Vazquez has risen to the challenge with a cast that astonishes, every one. Each scene in this particular production is piercingly focused and specific in intent. This is remarkable because the script is written at unusually high emotional pitch. Therefore, the trick is to not let the intensity and the language get smothered in themselves while playing the scenes to the full throttle velocity a successful staging of Marisol demands." - John Townsend, Lavender Magazine 

Marisol Review

Marisol Trailer

 
 

 

 

The Palabras Project co-directed with Jessica Huang, Park Square Theatre, St. Paul MN

Jessica and Ricardo have succeeded in their goal of creating an inclusive and global theater experience. They've also succeeded in creating what was one of the most diverse audiences I've ever seen at the theater. There were people of many different races, speaking different languages, there were kids, teenagers, young adults, middle aged people, and senior citizens." - Jill Shaffer, Cherry and Spoon

The Palabras Project Trailer

 
 

 

 

Elysium Blues Rarig X Theatre, Minneapolis Fringe Festival MN

"This made my soul sing. Stunning vocalists with effortless emotion, careful treatment of the abyss of domestic violence, and representations of the dangerous beauty and unsung heroism of stories we tell our children. I loved him and feared him and I loved and feared the director for making that happen."  - Lisa Hu, MinnesotaPlaylist.com

Elysium Blues Trailer

 
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Zero-Infinity Flight Path Augsburg College MN

ZERO-INFINITY FLIGHT PATH begins at the end of a journey to the top of a mysterious mountain. A girl, her mother, and a guide climb up in order for the girl to enact a sacrifice for the salvation of those at the base. But the closer she gets to completing her journey, the more she begins to question its validity causing the entire party to contend with crises of doubt and questions of free will.

 
 

 

 

My Journey, My Music St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Ted Mann Hall MN

My Journey, My Music is a bilingual adventure for the whole family! Join our time traveling narrator on her quest to inspire 14-year-old Rafael Carolina who will one day become the greatest composer in the world, but right now is side tracked by video games and teenage angst. Centered around the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, this special adventure includes shadow puppetry by artist Munir Kahar, audience participation, and special guests like Edvard Grieg, William Grant Still and a flying cow named Bessie.

 
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