Breath of Fire Presents Latina Ensemble in partnership with The City of Santa Ana Parks, Recreation and Community Services Agency present MY BARRIO DRAMATIC NATURE SERIES.
Set in the beautiful natural surroundings of Santiago Creek and Watershed Center Amphitheatre. Each performance is paired with an art-making workshop inspired by the plays led by local artist and arts educator Diana Markessinis.
This series is FREE and set to combine dramatic art, valuable lessons, and art-making projects—for local Santa Ana youth between the ages of 5-13 in the new outdoor amphitheater at the Santiago Creek Wildlife and Watershed Center on Memory Lane.
To further enhance the art-going experience for the children and their families who attend, we pair each performance with an art-making workshop inspired by the themes in the dramatic works led by a local artist and arts educator.
Santiago Creek Wildlife and Watershed Center
600 E. Memory Lane Santa Ana, CA 92706
phone: (714) 647-6902
A WOLF and THREE PIGS by S. Guerrero
SAT, JULY 16, 2-4pm
What happens when three pigs meet a vegetarian wolf who is terrified of pigs!
This play, written in Spanglish, is designed to go beyond cultural differences of our diverse community by focusing on our differences and similarities that bring us together. Craft project to follow. Written by Sara Guerrero, Breath of Fire’s Founding Artistic Director.
- Lucy Gonzalez-Lborik
- Juan Sanchez
- Analy Garcia
- Ulises Rodriguez
- Adam Bolanos
WHEN THE ANIMALS CREATED by S. Guerrero
SAT, JULY 30, 2-4pm
What happens when “sly coyote” convinces his forest friends to create a new creature from mud?
This play is based on a fable of the Yokut Indians of Central California and introduces us to their rich cultural heritage, deep respect for their environment, and love of storytelling. Craft project to follow.
THE PARABLE OF THE STIMPLES by Mark E. Rosenthal
Sat, Aug 20, 2-4pm
The Story is a Dr. Seuss-like tale about a group of “funny-noise-making- people”, the Stimples, who get mistreated because of their differences. Discover that what makes us each different should be embraced and celebrated! From the award-winning book, Cootie Shots: Inoculations against Bigotry.
PERFORMED BY the BARRIO ACTORS GUILD (BAG). Craft project to follow.
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Witness the milagro of the award winning Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble. Eight years in, we* are still the only Latina theather organization behind the ‘Orange Curtain.’ Based in Downtown Santa Ana – the corazón of the county – Breath of Fire was founded to support the work and enrich the lives of Latinas in the due to lack of representation, opportunties and leadership roles in trational arts communities.
310 W. 5th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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