Home Creative writing The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents Grupo Animo In RE-IMAGINATION: COLLIDING INTO ONE

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents Grupo Animo In RE-IMAGINATION: COLLIDING INTO ONE


The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center has announced the Grupo Animo 2022 Summer Theater Camp production of “Re-ImagiNation: Voices Colliding Into One” on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. with free admission to the historic Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St. San Antonio, TX 78207.

Grupo Animo is the resident youth theater company of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, founded in 1993 and made up of young people (ages 13-18) from all walks of life and neighborhoods in San Antonio. Under the mentorship of professional artists and directors, members of the Grupo Animo company are guided through a three-week summer theater experience, providing young people with a platform to make their voices heard through theater / theater performance-based, challenging, engaging and culturally relevant. . Instructors include Nicolas Valdez, Clint Taylor and Sarah Tijerina.

“After three very intense weeks of dialogue, research and theatrical games, the participants are ready to perform their new work” according to Jorge Piña, director of programs of the GCAC.

“Our mission at Grupo Animo is to use the teatro/theater to instill an understanding of the value of culture, creativity and community. It is essential, even more now in light of recent events in Uvalde, that students learn to use their natural talents to express themselves creatively, working cooperatively to share their thoughts and feelings about the world they live in,” according to Nicolas Valdez, Head Instructor of Grupo Animo. “We strive to provide a safe space for our members to feel comfortable regardless of race, gender, economic status or sexual orientation.”

Friends and family members of Grupo Animo and Guadalupe community members are encouraged to attend this free event. Free placement ; first come, first served. To learn more about Grupo Animo, visit https://guadalupeculturalarts.org/classes/theatre/.

Grupo Animo is sponsored by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the University of Texas at San Antonio. Founded in 1993, Grupo Animo’s goal at the end of the program is to have taught students the history and basic practice of theatre/drama, acting, teamwork, poetry , creative writing, movement and videography.

For more information, visit www.guadalupeculturalarts.org.