Paso Nuevo is GALA’s unique after-school performance workshop for youth ranging from age 15 to 20 years old. While incorporating aspects of acting technique (including voice and movement), the focus is on individual creative expression and performance in a safe, collaborative environment. Theater is used as a tool for enhancing self-esteem, developing language and communication skills, strengthening cultural identity, increasing academic and vocational skill sets, and promoting literacy in both English and Spanish. The workshop runs in cycles that culminate in a public presentation.
Paso Nuevo is a part of GALA’s Creando en Comunidad (Creating in Community) program designed to introduce youth and families to the power of art, enhancing communication across generations and building a stronger neighborhood.