Bilingual Stories on Audio from Teatro SEA, the Premiere Latino Children’s Theatre

By Jennifer Rubins | August 17 2023 | Audiobook News

Enhance your digital audiobook collection with listens that bring Latin American folk tales to life in Spanish and English!

PRH Audio has partnered with NYC’s Teatro SEA, the premiere Latino children’s theatre in the U.S., to publish a collection of 9 bilingual audiobooks this fall!

Each immersive audiobook, based on the theatre company’s productions for young audiences and written by artistic director Manuel Antonio Morán, is narrated by a full cast and includes music and sound effects. The recordings bring classic folk tales and fairy tales from throughout Latin America to life for a new generation, featuring stories from Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and beyond.

Teatro SEA is celebrating its 38th anniversary in 2023 and reaches more than 75,000 children and young adults every year through educational programs and performances in their theatre, located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

The audiobook recordings will be narrated by notable Latin voices. Mexican actors Jorge Blanco (Violetta), Beto Castillo (Sesame Street), Carolina Ayala (Demente Criminal), and a full cast will narrate ¡Viva Pinocho! Un Pinocho mexicano, a heart-warming retelling of the classic folktale by a young Mexican immigrant on his journey to understanding himself, his heritage, and embracing a new country.

Mi chivita mágica follows Lucy and her very special group of friends on a journey through captivating Colombia and is narrated by Colombian actors Julieth Restrepo (Loving Pablo), Juan Pablo Raba (Narcos), Carolina Gutiérrez (The L Word: Generation Q), Johanna Curé (Grey’s Anatomy), and more. Additional narrators to be announced.

Teatro SEA’s founder and artistic director Dr. Manuel A. Morán, who will also perform on several of the audiobook recordings, says, “Having written and presented theatre for young audiences for over 35 years, I am excited to expand my work through audiobooks. By sharing stories from Latin America, latinized classic children’s stories, and original tales, I hope to not only have listeners hear them, but also allow them to dream and envision them on stage.”