NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre and Dance will present the student-directed one-act play “Spanish for Estranged Latin Kids” by Carl(os) Roa at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in the new Black Box Theatre in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, SFA campus.

Directed by senior theatre major Mariano Aguirre Jr. of Dallas, the play invites the audience to listen in on a lesson on Latin culture as defined by characters Destiny, played by Katy senior Astrid Maldonado, and Pancho, played by Splendora junior Dionysus Lopez.

Crew members include Michelle Guerrero, Magnolia sophomore, as stage manager; Evan Hamilton, Houston junior, assistant director; C.J. Tate, Dallas junior, costume coordinator; Jade Hushaw, Killeen sophomore, lighting designer; Turner Ring, Dallas freshman, sound designer; and Grace Goodman, Haslet senior, properties manager.

Aguirre is a Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate whose past directing credits include Jesse Cameron Alick’s “for colored boys who have considered colored girls when what was wasn’t enough,” “History of Mexicans in 10 Minutes,” “Listen to Your...” and more. He was artistic director for the Multicultural Ensemble from 2021 to 2023, producing play festivals and creating the Multicultural Ensemble’s New Works Development Project. For the SFA MainStage Series, he was assistant director for Robert O’Hara’s “Bootycandy” and August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson.”

The play is recommended for mature audiences. Faculty production advisor is Cleo House-Keller.

Tickets are $5 for SFA students, faculty and staff and $8 for adult and youth not affiliated with SFA. To purchase tickets, visit the SFA Fine Arts Box Office online or call (936) 468-6407. Available tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information about the play, call the School of Theatre and Dance at (936) 468-4003 or visit their website