Project Profiles – Su Teatro
Each month learn more about projects that NPN supports – “Project Profiles” page under the “NPN Programs” menu on the left.
Last month we highlighted the work Bebe Miller did in Montana through a Community Fund award to Myrna Loy Center.
This month we take a look at a Mentorship & Leadership project. Members of El Centro Su Teatro’s junior programming staff and Artistic Director Tony Garcia engaged in a six-month project which was designed to build the programming skills of junior staff members, by teaching them the fundamentals of the Chicano aesthetic and training them in rigorous curatorial methods. In a key component of the project, junior staff members visited El Teatro Campesino, a bilingual (Spanish/English) theater group based in the historic Mission San Juan Bautista, near San Jose. During the summer of 2008, the junior staff put their new skills to use. Read more about the project.
The Community Fund is made possible by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), the MetLife Foundation, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.