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Davis Shakespeare Festival: Native Gardens’ by Karen Zacarías

April 30, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Join us for Davis Shakespeare Festival’s first in-person production since 2019!


This is the first event through Davis Shakespeare Festival’s current project, Vacancy Arts Collective (VAC). VAC’s mission is to cultivate community joy by aligning socially conscious art with equitable practice. VAC produces works that represent the identities of the artists and team members involved with each production. Vacancy means there is room.


Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA) is co-producing and hosting this free, outdoor staged reading at their space in Woodland. TANA will also premiere original screen prints inspired by the play. Join us an hour before the show for a welcome back reception with complimentary tacos, aguas frescas, visual art, and live music. ¡Nos vemos allí!


About the play

Native Gardens brings us to two adjoining backyards with two very different couples: the Del Valles and the Butleys. The new neighbors seem like they’ll get along until they discover a problem with the property line. As urgency to solve the issue ramps up, we consider pertinent themes: ownership, identity, and privilege. Native Gardens is a vibrant comedy that asks us a vital question as we emerge from the pandemic: what is our relationship to the land we inhabit?

Cast features Beatriz Figueroa, Robin Fisher, Tim Gaffaney, and Pano Roditis. Production team includes Gia Battista, Madeline Hamaguchi, Pablo Lopez, and Rob Salas.

Admission is limited and seats are assigned. Reserve today at ASL interpreters will be at both performances.


Karen Zacarías is one of the most produced playwrights in the nation. She is one of the Inaugural Resident Playwrights at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, and is a core founder of the Latinx Theatre Commons. More at


Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA) is a collaborative partnership between the Chicana/o Studies Program at the University of California, Davis and the greater Woodland community. TANA offers a fully functioning silkscreen studio, Chicano/Latino Arts exhibition space, and a teaching center for the arts. Through exhibiting, printing, and teaching, TANA cultivates the cultural and artistic life of the community, viewing the arts as essential to a community’s development and well-being.



April 30, 2022 and May 1, 2022.

Saturday: Reception at 6 pm, Performance at 7 pm

Sunday: Reception at 1 pm, Performance at 2 pm

Note: ASL interpreters will be at both performances. 



Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA) Studio and Gallery

1224 Lemen Ave

Woodland, CA 95776



Free admission and complimentary food and beverages. Artwork is available for purchase. 



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