ARTS EDUCATION.

GALA provides quality educational and theatrical opportunities and arts engagement for students grades K-12. Students can engage with GALA arts programs through Paso Nuevo, Student Matinees, and GALita.

Through 2020, all educational programs will be offered online and will be available through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. GALA will resume in-person performances for school groups in February 2021.

DIGITAL OFFERINGS. 

El perro del hortelano

(The Dog in the Manger) 

 

By Lope de Vega

 

Commissioned Adaptation by Paco Gámez

 

Directed by José Zayas

The “Shakespeare of Spain” brings us this Spanish Golden Age classic about the complications of class conflict in 17th century Naples.

  • Pre-recorded performance available November 2, 2020 through June 15, 2021.

  • Optional pre-show workshop with GALA teaching artists available October 2, 2020 through January 31, 2021.


For more information and to reserve, click here.

Untitled Maya Project

An original, bilingual digital performance for students grades 1-5.

A bilingual performance of Mayan folktales and important Indigenous figures. Includes a worksheet packet for teachers.


For more information and to reserve, click here.

FREE RESOURCES. 

Whether you are a student, teacher, or parent, these free educational resources will improve Spanish vocabulary and Latin-American, Indigenous, and Spanish cultural understanding. 

SPANISH READ-ALOUDS

Leyendo con GALita is a series of read-aloud videos of popular Spanish children's books. Feel free to use the books in your lessons, or as a family activity! Available through December 31, 2020.

STUDY GUIDES

Downloadable study guides and lesson plan material. 

El perro del hortelano (The Dog in the Manger)
Available 9/24/20

Tía Julia y el escribidor  (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter)
Available November 2020

Rigoberta, ¿dónde estás? A Journey through Guatemala (GALita)

Available November 2020
 

Agua por cucharadas (Water by the Spoonful)
Available January 2020

STUDENT MATINEES.

GALA provides access to a high quality theater education experience in a bilingual environment where students and teachers can connect and learn more about the diversity of Hispanic arts and cultures.

Mainstage student matinees are appropriate for students in middle and high schools. GALita matinees are curated for students in elementary school. All programs are designed to be aligned with the Common Core ELA standards, promoting literacy, improving language skills, and increasing knowledge about history and literature.

The goals of our Student Matinee programs are:

 

  • Share the excitement of the theatre with students;

  • Introduce students to their theatrical cultural heritage;

  • Challenge the lack of knowledge that exists about Latino culture; and

  • Create a generation of future dramatists, theatre artists, administrators & theatre-goers.

In order to make the Student Matinee Programs more rewarding for students and teachers, GALA provides:
 

  • Bilingual study guides. This resource provides ways to integrate the theater experience into the classroom. These study guides may contain contextual information on the play and playwright, vocabulary lists, cross-word puzzles, geography and history questions, and related reading lists and classroom activities to enhance the student's cultural literacy and learning experience;

  • An electronic copy of the script in Spanish and English, sent at the teacher's request;

  • A post-performance discussion in which students and teachers engage in dialogue with the artists and production staff.

Tickets are $15 each for mainstage matinees and $10 each for GALita matinees.

For every 20 student tickets purchased, one free educator ticket will be provided. 

Advance reservations are required and should be made through GALA's education department.

All parent/chaperone tickets must be arranged through the teacher who makes the reservation for the group.

Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. If a reservation is for a group of 30 or more, an advance of 10% of the estimated reservation amount is required within ten (10) business days from the invoice date. 
 

For more information, please contact education@galatheatre.org.

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3333 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010

Mailing Address
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P.O. Box 43209
Washington, DC 20010

 

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2437 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

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