4/1/2020 UPDATE: This would have been the week that our 2020 14th annual Family Series kicked off with Teatro Milagro from Portland. We would have started today with the first of four school performances and finished on Saturday with two public performances but alas, that is not to be. In addition, we are forced to shut the rest of our series that would have run through May with New York and Canadian performers. Working with the funders, artists and Humboldt County Office of Education we have a tentative plan to resume these performances in the fall.
Many thanks to all of the local businesses and individuals that support the series school and public performances. We will get back on track down the road. Thanks as well to all of the Playhouse supporters in these challenging times.
¡Corre! ¡Corre!: A race against time
Teatro Milagro Theatre Company (Portland, OR)
Saturday, April 4 at 2 pm and 7 pm
New Date TBD
Inspired by the real-life stories of Tarahumara runners, ¡Corre! ¡Corre! shares the story of a young girl and her coach, who sees her potential as an Olympic competitor. Renowned for their incredible long-distance running ability, the Tarahumara are the indigenous people from the northwestern region of Mexico. ¡Corre! ¡Corre! uses mythical imagery, dance movement, and poetic narrative to showcase a cultural perspective that inspires athleticism and perseverance.
Click here to learn more about the show.
Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World
David Gonzalez (New York, NY)
Saturday, May 2 at 2 pm & 7 pm
New Date TBD
Cuentos paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, and the Bronx! From the silly antics of the Puerto Rican anti-hero “Juan Bobo” to the mysterious dealings and powers of the Orishas in a suite of Afro-Cuban stories, these tales are filled with memorable characters, fantastic plots and positive messages for children. Spanish language words are sprinkled throughout the stories and songs in such a way that young audiences can repeat and retain their sound and meaning. Click here to view a trailer.
TSIINIIKSIIN AHKOSITAPIYO’P PASKAAN: Telling Stories Through Dance
Wild Mint Arts (Calgary, AB)
Saturday, May 16 at 2 pm & 7 pm
New Date TBD
Wild Mint Arts delivers workshops, performances, and classes with Indigenous performing artists locally and from around the world. The titles translates from Blackfoot to English as “tellings stories using dances”. This work shares stories through hoop dance, using traditional and contemporary styles. This performance is perfect for young audiences.
Click here to view related work.
2020 Family series supporters; Wildberries Marketplace, Kokatat Watersports Wear, California Arts and Western States Arts Federation.
School performance sponsors: Redwood Capital Bank, Pacific Builders, Pat Bitton, Tom and Stephanie Perrett, Tina Mackenzie and Norman Polson, Dale Preston and Kay Sennott, David Mulhern, Los Bagels, Stephany Joy/ReMax Realty, Pierson Building Center, Post Haste Mail Center, Sunrise Rotary Arcata, Lorraine Miller-Wolf and Tri-Counties Bank.