El Barrio Raíces Summer Program 2024

El Barrio Raíces Summer Program 2024


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 15th-August 2nd, 2024
Time: Monday through Friday 9am-3pm
Location: The program will take place in Manhattan. Specific location will be announced in March, 2024.
Cost: Absolutely FREE for all children aged 9-12 residing in any of the five borough of NYC

The final presentation for the program will take place August 2nd at 6:30pm.

*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
Omayra Garriga / Scenic Design
Diana Pou / Dance and Choreography