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STUDENT MATINEES.

Doña Rosita la soltera. Doña Rosita the Spinster

Recommended for ages 12 and up

An exploration of womanhood by the great Federico García Lorca that becomes an examination of what he called “the grotesque treatment of women” in Spain.

Presented in Spanish with English surtitles.

La llamada de Sylvia Méndez: Separate Is Never Equal

Recommended for ages 6 and up

This bilingual play explores the life of Sylvia Méndez, who at eight years old became instrumental in the 1946 Mendez v. Westminster decision, a landmark case focused on the desegregation of Mexican and Latinx students in California.

17th Fuego Flamenco Festival

Recommened for ages 10 and up

Flamenco Aparicio Dance Co. returns to engage students in the art of Flamenco through a performance that combines technique and artistry.

La casa de la laguna. The House on the Lagoon

Recommended for ages 12 and up

Based on the novel by renowned author Rosario Ferré, a Puerto Rican woman struggles to overcome both personal and socioeconomic issues... She must fight to find her artistic voice in order to tell her story, in her own words.

Presented in Spanish with English surtitles.

On Your Feet En español

Recommended for ages 12 and up

This Broadway musical is the inspiring true story about two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. 

Presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

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 Latin-American and 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.