The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center announces Grupo Animo 2022 summer theatre camp for students between the ages of 13 and 18 years old. This three-week theatrical camp is offered at no cost to the students and will take place at the Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St., San Antonio, TX 78207, July 5 to 22, Monday through Friday from 1pm to 5pm with a final performance on Saturday, July 23 at 7pm.
Grupo Animo is the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center’s youth theater company, founded in 1993 and consisting of youth (ages 13-18) from all backgrounds and areas of San Antonio. Under the mentorship of professional teaching artists and directors, Grupo Animo members are guided through a three-week summer theaterexperience, allowing youth a platform to make their voice heard through thought-provoking, engaging and culturally relevant, performance-based Teatro.
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. For more information, please go to www.guadalupeculturalarts.org, call (210) 271-3151 or contact Jorge Piña at firstname.lastname@example.org.