The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center announces Grupo Animo 2023 summer theater production for students between the ages of 13 and 18 years old. This four-week theatrical production is offered at no cost to the students and will take place at the historical Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St., San Antonio, TX 78207, June 5 to June 30, Monday through Friday from 1pm to 5pm with a final performance on Saturday, July 1 at 7pm.

Grupo Animo is the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center’s resident youth theater company, founded in 1993 and consisting of youth (ages 13-18) from all backgrounds and areas of San Antonio, and beyond. Under the mentorship of professional teaching artists and directors, Grupo Animo company members are guided through a four-week summer theater experience, allowing youth a platform to make their voice heard through thought-provoking, engaging and culturally relevant, performance-based Teatro/Theatre
Our mission in Grupo Animo is to use Teatro/Theatre to instill an understanding of the value of culture, creativity, and community. It is critical, even more so now in light of recent events in Uvalde, that students are taught to use their natural talents to creatively express themselves, working cooperatively to share their thoughts and feelings about the world they live in. We strive to provide a safe space for our members to feel comfortable no matter what race, sex, economic background, or sexual orientation. Lastly, we understand that through Chicano, Latino, and Native American arts and culture, we can revolutionize how we imagine the world.
Our goal at the end of the program is to have taught students basic history and practice of Teatro/Theatre, acting, teamwork, poetry, creative writing, movement and videography. Our summer program will culminate with a student showcase created and performed by the Grupo Animo Members. Instructors include Nicolas Valdez, Clint Taylor and Sarah Tijerina.

For more information, please call (210) 271-3151 or contact Jorge Piña, Theater Arts Director, at 

        Due to the overwhelming application submissions to join Grupo Animo, the deadline to submit an application has now closed. 

If interested in signing up, you will be automatically placed in our waiting list. Please contact Jorge Pina, GCAC Theater Arts Director at