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CazaTeatro: Bilingual Theatre Group in Memphis

Dorimar Ferrer, Executive Director, and Mónica Sanchez, Artistic Director and Co-Founder, of CazaTeatro Bilingual Theatre Group in Memphis, who highlight the organization’s mission to spread and share the Latin American culture through the scenic arts in order to create a unifying bridge for our communities, stressing the importance of bilingual education and the richness of our diverse cultures. During the interview they discuss the history and programs, the virtual offerings during COVID-19, and how the whole community is invited to participate. 

Cazateatro was founded in August 2006 as “Cazateatro Independent Theatre Group”, under the direction of Giovana Lopez. Throughout 2009, the group was dormant due to a lack of participants. In 2010, with new members and a reenergized spirit, the group changed its story forever.

Our mission is to spread and share our Latin American culture through the scenic arts in order to create a unifying bridge for our communities, stressing the importance of bilingual education and the richness of our diverse cultures.

For this year’s annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration, Saturday, Oct., 24, 12:00-4:00 PM Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre Group and Memphis Brooks Museum of Art presents this annual event, where families are invited to honor ancestors and celebrate the cycle of life and death.

Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, this year’s event will look a little different than previous years. Plans are underway for a dynamic and engaging socially-distanced event.

On the Road – Headquartered at Evergreen Theatre, Cazateatro, also travels and presents culturally related performances at different venues. We bring live productions to festivals, hospitals, libraries, and schools as needed.

Learn more:  https://cazateatro.org

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