El Barrio Raíces Summer Program 2023

El Barrio Raíces Summer Program 2023


El Barrio Raíces Summer Program is a three-week summer program that offers theatre training to children between the ages of 9 and 12. The program is free of charge and open to all residents of NYC. This year’s program will focus on community empowerment and strengthening family traditions, encouraging students to explore their heritage through the performing arts. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about all disciplines of theatre, including acting, dance, make-up, ensemble work, costumes, and sets. Our bilingual team of teaching artists will facilitate all classes.

When: July 10th – 28th, 2023
Where: Julia de Burgos Performance and Arts Center, East Harlem.

The final presentation for the program be in-person on July 28th, 2023 at 6pm.

*This program was established in 2015 by the initiative and support of La Marqueta Retoña and the office of Melissa Mark-Viverito.


Program Directors:
María-Cristina Fusté
Edmi de Jesús

Teaching Artists:
Andrés López-Alicea/Directing
Oriana Sophia Lineweaver/Art and Costume Design
Rodrigo Hernandez/Art and Costume Design
Omayra Garriga/Set Design
Diana Pou/Dance and Choreography