AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.
GALA is happy to present family-friendly online content with lectures, interviews, and a storytime series to keep you entertained and informed.
Enjoy new performances by and interviews with our artists through our website, e-newsletter, and social media platforms. For children, there are fun stories to delight and discover in Spanish.
GALA EN FAMILIA.
Curated by Artistic Producing Director Hugo Medrano, this series of videos entertain and reflect on several topics that resonate with audiences today.
Inclusive Musical Theater
Meet Luis Salgado, the director and choreographer whose vision and creativity brought us the stunning and acclaimed In The Heights and FAME, The Musical. Find out why he creates art with a purpose and that tells the stories of people from different backgrounds.
Music as a Lifesaver
Salvadoran-American musician and educator Iván Navas reveals how he went from a gang leader to a teacher who impacts the lives of youth in DC thanks to the love for music. Learn about his new project, the band El tumba'o del barrio!
A fascinating conversation with Argentinian composer and conductor Mariano Vales, who composed two of GALA's most memorable musicals --Mummy in the Closet: The Return of Eva Perón and Las Polacas - The Polish Girls of Buenos Aires.
Flamenco choreographer and dancer Edwin Aparicio delights with his fierce zapateo in Salvador, which he choreographed and premiered at GALA in 2017. Hear about his next presentation at GALA!
Artist and musician Carlos Arrien performs the song La humedad de tu espalda by Jesús Durán, and reveals how playing popular Bolivian music after moving to the US connected him to his home country.
High School and Paso Nuevo graduates Marcelina López and Jenny López recite poems to share their thoughts about the Class of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges they faced.
Salvadoran playwright, poet, and activist Quique Avilés shares his poem Los niños quieren salir a jugar (Children Want To Play Outside) that speaks to the violence and poverty affecting the lives of children in El Salvador.
Meet Mexican playwright Karen Zacarías, one of the most produced playwrights in the country. Find out why she writes primarily in English and how her plays --Los pecados de Sor Juana and Mariela en el desierto-- found a home at GALA in Spanish.
Watch all GALA EN FAMILIA videos HERE
LEYENDO CON GALITA.
Curated by Director of Arts Engagement Nadia Guevara, these read-aloud videos of popular Spanish children's books bring together family members of all ages.
By Jacqueline Woodson
Illustrated by Rafael López
Read by Melissa Strova-Valencia
Written and illustrated by R.J Palacio
Read by Tsaitami Duchicela
Cuban folktale adapted by Onelio Jorge Cardoso lllustrated by Genaro Cantú
Read by Catherine Nunez
Written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales
Read by Karen Morales-Chacana
By Julia Álvarez
Illustrated by Sabra Field
Read by Peter Pereyra
By Gabi García
Illustrated by Ying Hui Tan
Read by Karen Romero
By Junot Díaz
Illustrated by Leo Espinosa
Read by Guadalís del Carmen
By Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Illustrated by Rafael López
Read by Eric Swartz
By Matt de la Peña
Illustrated by Christian Robinson
Read by Nayra Guevara
By Pat Mora
Read by Paz López
By Isabel Quintero
Illustrated by Zeke Peña
Read by Solange Vázquez Quianes