Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center announces Grupo Animo 2022, a free summer theater camp

Guadalupe Cultural Center for the Arts announces Grupo Animo 2022, a summer theater camp for students ages 13-18. This three-week theater camp is offered free to students and will take place at the historic Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St, July 5-22. Camp will be offered Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Its summer program will culminate with a student showcase created and performed by members of the Grupo Animo company on Saturday, July 23 at 7 p.m.

Grupo Animo is the resident youth theater company of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and comprised of young people (ages 13-18) from all walks of life and from all parts of San Antonio, and beyond. Under the mentorship of professional teaching artists and directors, Grupo Animo company members are guided through a three-week summer theater experience, providing young people with a platform to make their voices heard through a Teatro based on performance, challenging, engaging and culturally relevant.

“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 in which they live,” said Jorge Piña. , director of the Guadalupe Theater. “We strive to provide a safe space for our members to feel comfortable regardless of race, gender, economic background or sexual orientation. Finally, we understand that through the arts and Chicano, Latino and Native American culture, we can revolutionize the way we imagine the world.”

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