ARTS FOR YOUTH.
Paso Nuevo is GALA's free, year-round program offered to students between the ages of 12 and 19. This is a bilingual, inclusive theatre education program incorporating acting training, playwrighting, and mentorship. Students can earn community service hours, receive performance stipends, go on field trips, and train for future employment and leadership opportunities.
For the 2020 Fall semester, Paso Nuevo offers singing, acting, stage makeup, music and guitar, podcast production, web series production, and much more!
To register for the Fall 2020 Paso Nuevo cohort, click here.
Participating students have had the opportunity to perform at The Kennedy Center, Shakespeare Theatre Company, The DREAM Project, and The White House.
Follow Paso Nuevo on Instagram: @pasonuevotheatre
SUMMER & FALL 2020.
Overcoming the challenges of social distancing in COVID-19 times, Paso Nuevo students worked mostly online to create Creatividad Latinx, a series of podcasts in Spanish.
In the first season of Creatividad Latinx, Paso Nuevo students provide stark and refreshingly candid portraits of their lives, cultures, families, cultures, and migration to the U.S. El Violinista Maldito (The Cursed Violinist), an original play is presented in segments throughout the season.
Season 2 of Creatividad Latinx was released Dec 18! In this new six-episode season, Paso Nuevo shares a compilation of original works, including some poetry, a play written by the students, and a very special episode about climate change and what we can do as a community to combat the issue (sponsored by Pepco-Exelon).