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

-Ebony Adams

Educational Programs

Raices Youth Residency:

Creativity & Stop Motion at Centro Tyrone Guzman

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Raices Youth Program at Centro Cultural Tyrone Guzman this past summer 2016 successfully completed the Creativity/ Stop-motion 6-week residency. The project involved the creation of a number of short multimedia performances with Centro’s youth program. The pieces used storytelling through multimedia such as stop motion, sound and video to depict themes inspired by challenges youth face nowadays. Two of the projects were selected to be at the 2016 Minnanimate Festival. The work was accepted and exhibited as part of the 2016 Minnanimate Festival on Sept. 8th at Saint Anthony Main Theaters in Minneapolis. So proud of our students.

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COCO’S Latinidad: Minnesota Live Radio Show

… Latin Flair ‘n the Air!

Coco’s Latinidad live radio show with SABOR LATINO, radio drama and music, broadcast on WEQY (104.7 FM).

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. Coco’s Latinidad 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.

At Landmark Center: 75 E 5th Street, St Paul, MN 55102

DATES:
Friday, June 23 – 7:30pm
Saturday, June 24 – 7:30pm
Sunday, June 25 – 4pm

 

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DIRECTED BY ALBERTO JUSTINIANO

WRITTEN BY SILVIA PONTAZA

Silvia Pontaza has participated in Teatro del Pueblo productions in many ways, both acting and directing.  She is also one of Teatro’s resident teaching artistes working with both children and adults.  She has written several plays for Teatro and we are excited to unveil her current project! This radionovela is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!

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, with some performances including a workshop on social change and immigration, 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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