HUMANITAS Winner Josefina Lopez Founds Teatro Para Todos
JOSEFINA LOPEZ, the award-winning playwright and screenwriter and the Founding Artistic Director of Real Women Have Curves Studio and Casa 0101 Theater, both based in Boyle Heights, CA, announced today the founding of a new theatre company, TEATRO PARA TODOS (Theatre For All), which she will helm.
Josefina López, creator of play and co-screenwriter of the Sundance Film Festival award-winning film, Real Women Have Curves, said, "Now as my first theatre company, Casa 0101 Theatre prepares for its 15th Anniversary Season in Boyle Heights, I feel the time is right to expand my artistic vision by announcing the birth of a new theatre company on the Eastside, TEATRO PARA TODOS (Theatre For All), whose mission will be to produce and present theatrical fare in the Spanish language, serving not only our local community, but all Angelinos.
"To get things started, prior to producing actual productions, I must first build a talent pool for Teatro Para Todos. As a means to that end, I have hired a Spanish theatre instructor and noted radio and television voiceover artist, Raul Romero, who will lead a 14-week Theatre Acting Workshop in Spanish from September 20 - December 20, 2014 at my studio in Boyle Heights."
Raul Romero said, "My goal is to develop professional caliber theatre actors in Spanish. To do that I teach students that acting should be an intense discipline that is a lot of fun, very similar to a children's game, because when children play they have fun and take what they are doing seriously. Secondly, I instruct the actors to develop a strong ability to trust in themselves so that they are able to interpret character's levels, from the horrifying criminals to the most trusted civilians."
The Theatre Acting Workshop in Spanish will focus on gaining confidence in scene work, voice and body expression, the development of characters and text analysis. Students who are not completely fluent in Spanish are welcomed. The classes are structured for beginning to intermediate level adults 18 years of age and older.