Free International Children’s Day theater event

theater-masksTo expose more kids to the art of theater, Miami Dade College’s InterAmerican Campus is hosting a free International Children’s Day on Sunday, July 21, from 2 to 7 p.m. Held in conjunction with the XXVII International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami, the event will feature art and crafts, rides, face painting, live music, workshops on acting, dance, painting and puppetry, plus a performance of Güepajé.

Written and directed by Ciro Gómez Acevedo, Güepajé tells of the spell that music can cast on listeners. It invites audiences on a fantastical adventure amid mangroves, in the company of an ogre, a likeable goblin, trained alligators and more. It will be presented in Spanish.

Sponsored by Target, this annual celebration of bilingual theater is presented in collaboration with Teatro Avante and the Asociacion Cultural Hilos of Bogota, Colombia.

Here is the schedule:

  • 2 p.m. to  3 p.m.: Arts and crafts, rides, face painting, distribution of meals
  • 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Workshops: Acting, dance, voice/music, painting and puppetry
  • 4:30 p.m. to5:30 p.m.: Presentations by selected workshop participants
  • 5:45 7 p.m.: Performance of Güepajé (In Spanish only)

For more information, call Teatro Avante at 305-445-8877,or the InterAmerican Campus at 305-237-6186.

The event wil lbe at the MDC InterAmerican Campus, 627 SW 27 Ave., Miami. Free parking will be available at the student garage (entrance on Southwest Seven Street.).

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