photo from EPTC's 2006 production of Pedro the Angel of Olvera Street
Over at the LBBC, we have often commented on how one of the most important things for children to see is a positive reflection of themselves in books, movies, and other media. Thankfully, more and more publishers are printing books that portray the Latino experience. Now if we could just get more screenwriters to do the same (poquito a poquito). Fortunately, we are seeing more activity in the way of educational children's programming in Spanish, thanks to companies like V-me (more about that later).
So I was happy to see other venues delving into bilcultural and bilingual programming. For those of you in the Visalia, California area, here is a unique opportunity for your children. This summer the Enchanted Playhouse Theatre Company is offering a bilingual workshop for bilingual students ages 7 and older. The class will run August 2nd through the 18th. The class is tentatively scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Workshop fees are $125, and each class runs for two weeks. Each class closes with an evening performance by the students for family and friends.
Other summer workshops will run in June and July. Visit their web site for more details.