Educational Programs

Raices Youth Residency:

Creativity & Stop Motion at Centro Tyrone Guzman


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.



Acting With Great Gusto Performance

A musical theater performance directed by Teatro del Pueblo

red-curtainThe students of the Acting with Great Gusto class shared a lively presentation. They were joined by Alan Serrano, Ryan Cameron and Tomas Simpson who performed classical guitar music and by the Ensemble Morenica, a Sephardic music group.

It was a lovely Sunday, November 6 at the George Latimer Central Library, 90 W 4th Street, Saint Paul.


  El Retorno: A play inspired by el Día de los Muertos

Senior Theatre project at Centro Tyrone Guzman

unnamed-1Teatro del Pueblo collaborated with Centro Tyrone Guzman on a 10-week intergenerational performance project created and developed by a group of elders and women inspired by “El Dia de los Muertos” celebration. The piece touches on the interconnectedness of birth and death in the context of a modern world. The residency culminated with a production and a panel discussion Oct. 28 at 6:00 pm at the Minneapolis Institute of Art auditorium.

As part of Teatro’s mission to serve our community, Teatro is committed to engaging older members throughout Minnesota in the performing arts. We continue developing a series of programs to serve this particular community, especially communities of color. It’s with this in mind that we have been working with Centro Tyrone Guzman for the past 5 years in developing a program for elders. The theater company is currently working with several groups including the Plaza Labor residency in Saint Paul as well as Saint Paul Central Library with “Theater with Gusto.” We also have plans to train a number of artists in the Spring. According to Al Justiniano, “working with elder actors is a wonderful experience. They have so much to say and teach us. If we could only bottle their collective experiences and pass it on to upcoming generations to interpret within the context of their own realities, the world would be a better place.” 



Al Justiniano demonstrates for the actors at a performance practice.


Shadow Puppets created by Ann Sawyer-Aitch were used in the performance.


The final scene of a rehearsal run-through before the official show.


Teatro del Pueblo is committed to spreading cultural diversity in the arts. Geared toward a broad range of students from elementary age to the college level, our educational programs offer an assortment of touring productions, theater residencies and after-school programs.


Touring Productions
We offer a number of touring shows for different ages. Our productions are all of the same high quality and standards that we pride ourselves with in our artistic season. The shows engage, entertain, and educate the community about Latino culture. Each show is followed by a post-show discussion. In addition, we offer educational study guides upon request.


School Residencies
Facilitated by our trained artists (for elementary, middle, and high schools)
Our curriculum-based residencies emphasize such subjects as literacy, Spanish language skills, history, diversity and creative drama. Teachers and artists work together in developing the residency’s focus in order to meet the needs of the classroom. Our goal is to create cross-cultural bridges through the arts while fitting in to Minnesota curriculum standards.


For shows in our Artistic season, we offer specially priced student matinees.


For more information, call Al Justiniano at (651) 224-8806 or email