"The work that Teatro does is so vital and engaging."

-Ebony Adams

Educational Programs

Sederos Nuevos/New Paths Residency with Latino Elders

Summer 2017, Teatro del Pueblo is launching Sederos Nuevos/New Path Residency, a 12 week residency for Latino elders at Ebenezer Tow Apartments and Legacy Day Care Center. The Residency will engage participants through personal memories and childhood songs and games in the creation of dramatic work. Activities will include community-boiling and story-sharing exercises that will help them devise and rehearse a final performance. This is the only program of its kind, inviting Latino elders to engage in culturally specific art that values their roles and traditions, provides creative nurturing and counters isolation.

This program is also a unique training opportunity for teaching apprentices who are new to work with older learners, and will receive ongoing Arts & Aging training throughout the summer months. As part of it’s mission, Teatro del Pueblo is committed to educating Latinos, as well as non-Latinos about Latin American culture through the arts. 

COCO’S Latinidad: A Minnesota Latinx Radio Show!

 Showcasing the Latinx talent in the Twin Cities!

DIRECTED BY ALBERTO JUSTINIANO

WRITTEN BY SILVIA PONTAZA

Coco’s Latinidad live radio show with SABOR LATINO, radio drama and music, broadcast on WEQY (104.7 FM). From the heart of our lovely capital city, San Pablo, join us for a live, bilingual radio broadcast! Our host, Coco, will take us on a stroll through her barrio, where dogs bark Spanish lullabies, and our gatos meow “al son”! 

DATES: Fri, June 23 & Sat, June 24 7:30pm | Sun, June 25 4pm 

LOCATION: Historic Landmark Center (75 5th Street East, St. Paul, MN 55102)

TICKETS: $16 General Admission/$14 Seniors & Students; Group Rate: $12

BUY TICKETS HERETickets also available at the door. Broadcast LIVE on KFAI 90.3FM Minneapolis/106.7FM St. Paul & WEQY 104.7FM

Coco’s Latinidad is a live radio variety drama intended to provide Latino artists and community members an opportunity to create culturally appealing content to showcase their unique voices and talent. This live radio broadcast includes live music, drama, and humorous storytelling as well as a visual art exhibits of local artists. The content will fluctuate between Spanish and English, emphasizing on a bilingual experience.

Made possible by Puffin Foundation, Ltd., East Side Arts Council, Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation, and St. Paul STAR Program.

Friendship Tour featuring “Help Wanted”

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Teatro del Pueblo is taking its original play Help Wanted, about Latina migrant workers, to several community colleges and universities that serve the Native American community throughout Northern Minnesota, in late April and early May 2017.

Help Wanted is a one-act play based on a true story of two sisters that took place in late 1990s that Teatro Del Pueblo has been touring since 2005. The show depicts the lives of undocumented Mexican hotel workers, and their plight to stop unfair labor practices when they try to join a union.

A Q&A will follow each show, in addition to a shared meal during which our actors, students and community members can share stories and experiences as people of color in MN. This tour is intended to build bridges of understanding between the Latino and Native communities and other community members through a lateral conversation about our commonalities and differences. As the demographics of the country shift, it is imperative that communities of color engage in conversation about racial equity and the challenges we face together.

Tour partners include White Earth Tribal & Community College, Red Lake Nation College, Fond Du Lac Tribal & Community College, MacRostie Art Center (Grand Rapids), and Northwest Indian Community Development Center (Bemidji).

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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