Thanksgiving Convivio 11.25.14




All are welcome to star in our Teatro del Pueblo project! Over the next few months 24th STreet Theatre will be offering a series of free adult acting workshops with the goal of creating a holiday production in December starring residents of North University Park. You’ll be working with professional directors and actors and creating a work of holiday art for your community at the same time.

All adults (Spanish-speaking and English-speaking) are welcome. Please come and be part of this special project at 24th Street Theatre.

Upcoming acting workshops with Jesús Castaños-Chima and Sayda Trujillo:

  • Wednesday, July 8, 7-9:30 pm
  • Wednesday, July 29, 7-9:30 pm
  • DATE CHANGE Thursday, August 13, 7-9:30 pm
  • DATE CHANGE Thursday, August 27, 7-9:30 pm
  • Wednesday, September 23, 7-9:30 pm
  • Wednesday, September 30, 7-9:30 pm

No previous experience necessary. To prepare for the production we request your participation in at least 2 of the summer workshops.

Please RSVP with Laura by calling 213.745.6516,


¡Todos son bienvenidos a participar en el proyecto Teatro del Pueblo! En los siguientes meses, su Teatro 24 ofrecerá una serie de talleres de actuación para adultos con el objetivo de crear una producción de pascuas en diciembre, que será protagonizada por la comunidad de North University Park. Trabajarán con directores y actores profesionales para montar una obra de teatro de pascuas para su comunidad.

Todos los adultos (hispanohablantes y angloparlantes) son bienvenidos. Por favor únase a este proyecto especial de su Teatro 24.

Los siguientes talleres de actuación, serán enseñados por Jesús Castaños-Chima y Sayda Trujillo:

  • miércoles, 8 de julio, 7-9:30 pm
  • miércoles, 29 de julio, 7-9:30 pm
  • CAMBIO DE FECHA jueves, 13 de agosto, 7-9:30 pm
  • CAMBIO DE FECAH jueves, 27 de agosto, 7-9:30 pm
  • miércoles, 23 de septiembre, 7-9:30pm
  • miércoles, 30 de septiembre, 7-9:30 pm

No se requiere experiencia en teatro. Para prepararse para la producción, pedimos que participe en por lo menos 2 de los talleres del verano.

Para más información, por favor comuníquese con Laura: 213.745.6516,



Sayda Trujillo

Sayda Trujillo (Co-Director) is a theatre artist specializing in voice and movement, as well devising original physical theatre performances.  Her performance and teaching experience abroad includes work in Guatemala, Ecuador, Singapore, Spain, Germany, Colombia, UK, Egypt and most recently in Palestine with The Freedom Theatre.  Her three solo shows BANANA LEAVES, DEFINITELY OOPS, and I WAS RAISED MEXICAN have been presented nationally and internationally at theater houses including La Mama ETC, RedCAT, and NYTW.   Since 2005 Sayda has volunteered for Clowns Without Borders performing for thousands of children in Latin America and the Middle East.  Sayda teaches Acting, Tai Chi Chuan, Contact Improvisation, Voice and Solo Performance. Her training combines a BFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts; a post-graduate certificate in Physical Theatre from the Dell’ Arte International School of Physical Theatre; and a masters in Voice Studies from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Victor VazquezVictor Vazquez (Writer) is a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, and a LAMBDA Literary Emerging LGBT Voices Fellow. He is a recipient of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund McNamara Creative Arts Grant, and holds two BA’s from UC Irvine in creative writing (English) and directing honors (drama). He currently works as a Community Organizer in the Artistic Department at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, CA. Spanish is his native language. He lives in Los Angeles.

laura website photoLaura Bustamante
was born and raised in Los Angeles County. She is an arts administrator, performer, and performing arts educator who has worked with arts organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area and Orange County. Laura is thrilled to return to Los Angeles as 24th STreet Theatre’s Community Engager.


In 2003 we launched our Teatro Nuevo initiative to bring more Spanish-speaking audiences into the theatre, and that program has landed 24th Street Theatre in the forefront of cross-cultural theatre programming.

Last year we piloted a community-based project through which we created a production using neighborhood residents, most of whom were Spanish-speakers. The community interest in the production was extremely strong and let us know that they want more participatory arts programming in the future.

This project will build upon the lessons learned over the past few years, mainly that we need to commit more resources to community-based programming, including money, staff time, food, and new video technology.

With the Irvine Foundation’s support, we can fully develop proven methods (i.e. Cornerstone Theatre) of arts delivery and arts participation in our own community.

You can support Teatro del Pueblo by making a donation to 24th STreet Today. 

Teatro del Pueblo is funded in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.



En 2003, lanzamos nuestra iniciativa Teatro Nuevo para empezar a introducir a más audiencia hispanohablantes a nuestro teatro, y ese programa ha puesto al Teatro 24 en la vanguardia de teatro intercultural.

El año pasado, introducimos un proyecto basado en la comunidad que resultó en la creación de una producción estelarizando a miembros de la vecindad, y la mayoría eran hispanohablantes. El interés de la comunidad en la producción fue enorme y nos demostró que quieren más programas de artes con participación en el futuro.

Este proyecto construirá sobre las lecciones aprendidas en los últimos años, especialmente porque necesitamos dedicar más recursos hacia programación en la comunidad, incluyendo dinero, personal, comida, and nueva tecnología de video.

Con el apoyo de Irvine Foundation, pudimos comenzar a desarrollar métodos comprobados (como Cornerstone Theater) de la entrega de artes y participación de arte en nuestra comunidad.

Puede apoyar a Teatro del Pueblo haciendo una donación a su Teatro 24 hoy.

Teatro del Pueblo es financiado por el Departamento de Asuntos Culturales.


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