Teen Arts Puentes Project
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. Summer 2014 includes a special TAPP performance on July 24, 2014 at the Guadalupe Theatre along with other performances TBD.
Students interested in participating in TAPP must fill out an application and attend an interview. Interview appointments can be made by emailing Marisela Barreralaurbanchicana@gmail.com. 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 Mondays through Thursdays, 10 am – 4 pm
Fridays, 10 am – 1 pm
Instructors: Julie Marin, Monessa Esquivel
TEEN ARTS PUENTES PROJECT SUMMER ARTS INTENSIVE
Fee: Free but must submit application.
June 9 – 27 & July 7 – 18: Mondays through Fridays, 10 am – 4 pm
July 22 – 24: 6 – 9 pm
Instructor: Marisela Barrera
TAPP Intern: Julie Marin
APPLICATION/REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 16, 2014
INTERVIEW DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 1 – 3 p.m.
& Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 1-3 p.m.
LOCATION: Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe Street
FIRST TAPP WORKSHOP: Monday, June 9 at 10 am
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.