Quijóteres (2020)

Coming soon, the bilingual, shadow puppet adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ lovable lunatic, Don Quijote de La Mancha.



Second Hands and The Ladies’ Man (2019)

A self-described “ropavejera de la vida” operates a peculiar shop where, instead of second-hand apparel, customers purchase actual second hands in an effort to upgrade their aging features. Meanwhile, when Constanzo is summoned to his bedroom window at night by three women professing their love he tries unsuccessfully to send them away. Dragoncillo’s innovative use of shadow puppetry offers an energetic, cartoon-inspired take on two plays by 17th-century writer, Francisco de Quevedo.

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The Fabulous Johnny Frog


Heroic. Brilliant. Tenacious. Johnny Frog is none of these things. Tossed around in a world of calamities and contradictions the hapless Johnny Frog is a simple man, a cowardly man, hungrier for a sandwich than for adventure. He’s the mayor of his village but most of the time he has no idea what’s going on around him. Why, for example, will he die if he smells his favorite foods? How did he get challenged to a duel? And probably most perplexing, how is it possible that he, a man, is pregnant? This entertaining and educational presentation uses innovative shadow puppetry to introduce young audiences to seventeenth century Spanish theatre and a play format known as the entremés, featuring Spain’s most celebrated stage bufoon, Juan Rana: the Fabulous Johnny Frog!


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(in development)

The “newly discovered” play that seventeenth-century Spain’s greatest playwrights—Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Augustín Moreto, Juan Ruíz de Alarcón— never intended to write.

Stay tuned for updates!