Led by Eliana Stratico and the Mad Cow Theatre staff, this program offers productions, workshops, and resources to develop and grow Spanish-language theatre in Central Florida. We produce readings, full productions, and classes entirely in Spanish in order to enrich the cultural exchange, strengthen diversity, and build relationships in the community.
About the Artist
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Eliana Stratico graduated from the Universidad Nacional del Arte as actríz nacional. After moving to the United States in 2004, she earned a master's in education from Northeastern University in Boston and a master's in Spanish from the Universidad Pontificia of Salamanca, in Spain. Her background includes music, acting for film, tango and contemporary dance.
She has worked in Argentina and the U.S. as an actress, director, adapter, and drama instructor. U.S. acting credits include Anna in the Tropics, Twelve Angry Jurors, and The Seagull, among others. Directing credits include Amor de Don Perlimplín con Belisa en su jardín, by Federico Garcia Lorca; Prohibido suicidarse en primavera and Los árboles mueren de pie, by Alejandro Casona; and the dramatic readings of Romeo y Julieta, translated by Pablo Neruda, and Garcia Lorca’s rural trilogy: Bodas de sangre, La casa de Bernarda Alba, and Yerma. She is the director of Teatro Español at Mad Cow Theatre.
Eliana teaches English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) at Orange Technical College and offers acting workshops for Spanish-speaking actors and the general public at Mad Cow.
Orlando Cabaret Festival Events
Mad Cow Theatre has hosted 15 annual cabaret festivals in downtown Orlando, featuring cabaret artists from Central Florida, New York, Los Angeles, and beyond. This year the festival has a new look and feel as we move from an annual event to a year-round series, with a cabaret event during every season of the year.
Science Play Festival
The Science Play Festival takes place each year in late winter or early spring. It's a one-weekend series of readings of plays about science, combined with audience discussion and also including science-related events. Our artists love the festival because it allows them to explore roles and subjects that otherwise they may never get to play.
Past plays have included David Auburn's Proof, Deborah Zoe Laufer's Informed Consent, David Mamet's The Water Engine, Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky, and many more.
Are you a science expert? Have a science-related event idea? Get in touch with us now to see how you can take part in this event.