AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.
GALA is happy to present current shows and family-friendly online content with lectures, interviews, and a storytime series to keep you entertained and informed.
Enjoy shows from our current season, and 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.
Enjoy the delightful song No te importe saber by René Touzet, performed by singer Anamer Castrello and accompanied on piano by Mari Paz. Long-time DC residents, these artists travel back in time to recall the rhythms of the “feeling” era when singers and musicians were intricately linked.
Carlos Castillo, Kika Child, and Pablo Andrade, the principal actors in GALA’s Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, reveal how they approached the development of the characters they play; the challenge of playing the same role in different productions; and the importance of live performance.
A Director Shaped By His Caribbean Roots
Born in Puerto Rico to a Dominican mother, José Zayas was on course to become a doctor. Instead, he was lured by the arts and became a theater director who built a career in New York and DC. He now tackles another creative challenge with GALA company members whom he loves to work by directing Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, a play by Caridad Svich based on the novel by Nobel Prize-winner Mario Vargas Llosa.
From Cuba to GALA, A Lifetime In Theatre
Meet long-time company member Manolo Santalla, who is originally from Cuba and has performed in countless GALA and GALita plays. Santalla tells us about his journey with GALA, reveals why performing in Don Juan Tenorio at GALA in 2017 was personal, and his plans for the future.
Flamenco, An Intimate Experience
Omayra Amaya is a Flamenco dancer and director who returns to GALA in Íntimo, explaining how the show explores how our lives have changed because of the pandemic, when solitude, through thoughts and feelings, takes you on a journey of self-discovery, but also brings hope for the future.
Embracing Diversity Through Cinematography
Working with Carlos Gutiérrez -Co-founder and Executive Director of Cinema Tropical in NYC- as curator, GALA has presented eight REEL TIME AT GALA Film Festivals. This year the festival goes virtual and becomes GALA Film Fest: Latin American Innovation, screening the best and most original films from Central and South America. Learn about the film selection process and the history behind the fest.
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. All videos are available through June 30, 2021.
Featuring SOLE Biblioteca Rodante of Puerto Rico
Written and illustrated by Ed Rodríguez
Read by Sol Acevedo Batiz
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