SPANISH-LANGUAGE FILMS, PLAYS FOCUS OF
‘EXPLORACIONES’ WORKSHOP AT UH
This summer, high school students won’t have to travel abroad
to explore the visions of playwrights and filmmakers from Argentina,
Mexico, Chile and Spain. The University of Houston will be the site
for an excursion into the minds of internationally renowned dramatic
artists and writers.
UH is hosting the workshop “Exploraciones Dramáticas,”
which offers bilingual high school students an opportunity to study,
discuss and even perform classic and contemporary dramatic works.
Students also will view and critique a host of Spanish-language
films and television shows.
This five-week workshop is presented by WonderWorks, a non-profit
organization offering pre-college learning experiences in the fine
arts, in association with UH’s School of Theatre & Dance.
It will be conducted in the gallery of UH’s Gerald D. Hines
College of Architecture.
UH theater alumnus Bernardo Cubria will oversee “Exploraciones’”
stage component. Among the featured plays are Garcia Lorca’s
“La Casa de Bernarda Alba” and Antonio Buero Vallejo’s
“La Historia de Una Escalera.”
“I hope the students walk away with a new passion for theater,”
Cubria said. “I want them to see that great theater is being
created in Latin America and that to be an actor you don't necessarily
have to go to Hollywood.”
Laura Isabel Serna, a Rice University lecturer, is coordinating
the workshop’s film section in which students will view, discuss
and write about Spanish-language movies, including “The Motorcycle
Diaries,” “Los Olvidados” and “Amores Perros,”
For information on workshop fees, enrollment and possible scholarship
opportunities, contact WonderWorks at 713-301-4882 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on other workshops, visit www.wonderworkshouston.org.
||9 a.m. - 5 p.m., June 18 –
||University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204
||WonderWorks, in association with
UH School of Theatre & Dance
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