Acting Magical Realism: Latinx Voices Grades 8-12

In this class we will explore the questions: How do we dance with the "real" world and activate our imaginations to be aware of the "magical" things that happen in our lives in order to bring poetic text to life. Part textwork, part sensory/imagination work-this 2 week course calls on each actor to bring their technical mind, imagination, and spirits to the table. Each student will be assigned a monologue by Jose Rivera or Nilo Cruz to work on throughout the duration of this class. We will share our monologues in a 'final presentation' in the last class. 

August 11-August 20 (Tues & Thurs)

10am - 11am

Tuition Range: $10-$180

This program is offered on a pay-what-you-wish basis.

Please support at whatever level is comfortable.

Meet the Instructor


Amaia Arana is a bilingual [Spanish/English] actor, teaching artist, artist citizen, living in Brooklyn. She is a recent graduate of NYU Tisch Graduate Acting Program. Amaia is a classically trained actor whose work has been featured in the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner and Art Basel Miami. She is a five time company member at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.  Amaia is excited by exploring how strength and vulnerability go hand in hand to bring nuance to every character she approaches. She believes actors are empathy machines who are called to tell whole hearted, nuanced, complicated stories that change the minds and hearts of those who hear and see them.

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