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Nuestra Voz & I.V. Arts presents THREE NEW PLAYS this Friday at UCSB!

Join us for Nuestra Voz’s performance, Three New Plays, this Friday JULY 27 at 6:30 in the Studio Theater presenting three original plays written, acted, and danced by students of the Isla Vista Teen Center: Desperation Island, Revolution, and Jungle Trek.




When: FRIDAY, JULY 27, 6:30PM

Cost: Free!

Location: UCSB Studio Theater /  Theater & Dance Building, Reception to follow

About Nuestra Voz:
Beginning in July 2005 teenagers from the Isla Vista Teen Center and UCSB Drama students collaborated to create a solo performance festival at UCSB’s Multicultural Center. The festival was the brainchild of graduate student Judy Bauerlein, who said, “This is a way for the UCSB campus and Isla Vista community to mutually benefit from their proximity. Isla Vista teenagers improve their writing skills, express themselves creatively, increase their self-esteem, and establish a connection to the world of higher education. UCSB student participants learn valuable leadership skills, hone their creative writing abilities, and benefit from experiencing the diversity of the Isla Vista community.” (Click here for more info).

The partnership between UCSB and the Isla Vista Teen Center continued with the presentation of The Monument Project in May, 2006. Under the guidance of Luis Alfaro, playwright, 10 Isla Vista teenagers teamed with senior citizens and UCSB students to create prototype monuments for their community. The Monument Project was presented in conjunction with the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) conference hosted by UCSB.

In the spring of 2007, under the new name Nuestra Voz, local high school students created a performance in conjunction with the citizen-scholars in UCSB’s course Teatro as a Teaching Tool.¬† The performance, entitled Mosaic, was produced on June 2nd in Embarcadero Hall.

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