Introducing ETC’s newest program centered on Community Creativity and Collective Creation facilitated by El Teatro Campesino Artists.
Between Feb-June 2023 there will be three cycles of workshops organized for Elders, Children, and Storytellers.
Bring your stories, your ideas, your open hearts, and let’s create something together!
Registration for Cycle 2 (Children) has closed.
What our pilot participants from 2022 said about the Community Circulos program
“COMMUNITY ORIENTED, HEALING CIRCLE AND CREATIVE SPACE.”
“a gentle way to get to know your self and others to reveal a community voice in drama and music, intergenerational!”
“el taller me ayudo a mi a compartir mis emociones, a crear actividades con otras personas, y a entender la resistencia que tenemos el ser humano para salir de situaciones dificiles.”
“The circulo is a very warm and friendly gathering that stimulates creativity and encourages imagination for people of all ages and backgrounds.”
*Participation is free
*Registration is required for each cycle of workshops
*Spaces will be limited
*Hybrid of Virtual (zoom) & In Person Sessions
*Attending most, if not all sessions in a cycle is encouraged
*You can sign up for more than 1 cycle
*Priority will be given to residents of: San Benito, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Santa Clara Counties
*Please note the suggested age ranges each cycle
*Sessions will be facilitated in English & Spanish
*Registering does not guarantee your spot. You will receive an email confirming your participation three days after cycle registration closes
FEBRUARY – JUNE 2023 CYCLES
CYCLE 1: ELDERS
Registration Period: Jan. 11-21, 2023
Workshops: Feb 1- March 4, 2023
“You Are My Other Self – Tu Eres Mi Otro Yo”
These sessions will invite community elders to reflect on their own narrative and the intersectionality of the collective narrative through various art forms: teatro, guided writing prompts, cultural mapping, oral and visual arts. Suggested ages: 60+
CYCLE 2: CHILDREN
Registration Period: Feb. 11-25, 2023
Workshops: Mar 15 – April 8, 2023
“The Art In Me – El Arte En Mi”
These sessions will aim to open a little wider the window to the imagination and culminating in the creation of one collective theatrical script to come to Iife at ETC’s Family Day this Spring. Sessions will Include: theater basics, individual and collective imagination games, introduction to oral storytelling and all the magic with us. Suggested ages: 6-17
SEE REGISTRATION DETAILS BELOW
CYCLE 3: STORYTELLERS
Registration Period: April 19 – May 6, 2023
Workshops: May 31 – July 1, 2023
“Home – Hogar”
These sessions will invite community storytellers to participate in teatro- guided writing prompts. Storytellers will bring stories to life with the help of other cycle participants. All ages welcome!
Original Art by Armando Franco inspired by 2022 Community Circulos Participants
Cycle 2 Details
CHILDREN: “THE ART IN ME – EL ARTE EN MI”
Suggested participant ages: 6-17
March 15 – April 8, 2023
Wednesday Evenings via Zoom &
Saturday Mornings In Person
Registration Period Has Closed
THESE WILL BE CLOSED SESSIONS. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND. COMMITMENT TO MOST, IF NOT ALL SESSIONS WITHIN THE CYCLE IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS CONTACT: GONZALEZCRIS1987@GMAIL.COM
In person sessions will be held at the ETC Playhouse and will take place outdoors whenever possible.
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