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Teen Arts Puentes Project

Teen Arts Puentes Project
About  |  Application

The Guadalupe Cultural Art Center’s Teen Arts Puente Project (TAPP) is a performance ensemble

for San Antonio youth between the ages of 13 -18. Members take workshops in

theatre/performance, theatre design, performance poetry, and film/video.  Through exploration and

by utilizing their original ideas, TAPP ensemble members develop ways of staging theatrical pieces

with and without written material.  The process is rooted in community engagement and includes

site-specific performances in community spaces.


Students interested in participating in TAPP must fill out an application and attend an interview.

Interview appointments can be made by emailing Marisela

Scholarships are provided to all teens accepted into the program. All participants must have a

current GCAC membership.


TAPP is open to all San Antonio teens, ages 13 – 17

Instructors: Julie Marin, Monessa Esquivel

About the Instructor:

Marisela Barrera grew up in Alamo, Texas and has a BFA in Acting from Southern Methodist

University Meadows School of the Arts.  She is a stage director and performance artist with a strong

interest in uncovering Tex-Mex stories that resonate cross-culturally.  She is a migrant cultural

worker with the Guadalupe, Teatro Farolito, VSA Texas, the San Antonio Area Foundation, Artpace

and has trained and performed with La Pocha Nostra in San Fransisco.  She is a company member

with Jump-Start Performance Co., Co-Founder of the San Antonio Latino Theatre Alliance, Board

Member of the San Antonio Theatre Coalition, and a National Association of Latino Arts & Culture

Advocacy Leadership Fellow (2013).  Her original play, “La Chili Queen y El Serrano” is currently in

rep at the Witte Museum.



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