Volunteers with Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre Group have placed on dozens of authentic bilingual or Spanish-speaking solely performs.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Nationwide Hispanic Heritage month is in full swing, and a bilingual theater in Memphis encourages all races to study the tradition hands-on via appearing. They usually’ve been doing it for almost a decade.
Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre Group is thought for celebrating LatinX communities via parades, festivals, and bilingual performs. Monica Sanchez is the creative director and co-founder. It was based in August 2006 as Cazateatro Impartial Theatre Group below Giovana Lopez. However, all through 2009, the group was dormant due to an absence of contributors.
In 2010, a gaggle of ladies, together with Sanchez, revived and renamed the group. In 2014, Cazateatro grew to become a non-profit group.
“We need to present the those who now we have extra issues in frequent that may unite us than put us aside,” Sanchez mentioned. “We need to present the those who Latinos, we Latinos, are greater than what they see each day. Possibly they see the one who does their yard work or the girl who comes and cleans their home or the girl that serves at a restaurant. We’ve got a tradition.”
She mentioned being part of Cazateatro is not about talking the language or being LatinX. She defined it is about stepping out of your consolation zone to study and recognize what this group provides.
So, for the previous decade, volunteers from all backgrounds have placed on dozens of authentic bilingual or Spanish-speaking solely performs. Sanchez mentioned a lot of the acts embrace complete households becoming a member of the enjoyable to pay homage to their historical past.
“In case you hear somebody talking Spanish, possibly that individual just isn’t from Mexico. Possibly that individual is from Venezuela, El Salvador, (or) Columbia,” Sanchez mentioned.
However, if appearing is not your factor, Sanchez mentioned many individuals be part of as crew members to study the language and meet new individuals.
“Many individuals come to us and say ‘I might like to be part of Cazateatro however I do not converse Spanish.’ However you do not have to, that is one of the best factor!” Sanchez mentioned.
Folks can proceed to rejoice Hispanic heritage month Saturday, Sept. 25 on the annual Latin Fest at Overton Sq. from midday to six p.m. Sanchez mentioned it’s free and masks are required.