Nuestra Voz is a summertime theater camp that explores playwrighting, dance, and theatrical skills. It partners underserved Isla Vista teenagers with UCSB undergraduates to create a community-based theatrical performance. Conceived in 2004 by Dr. Judy Bauerlein, Nuestra Voz fosters a habit of community engagement by UCSB students and theatrical exploration by teens from the St. George Youth Center. In 2018, their fifteenth year, Nuestra Voz presented teen-written plays to a delighted full house of performers’ families, friends, and UCSB students under the theme HEROES. Plays featured heroes in every sense of the word: everyday, super, video games, and more!
For the Summer of 2019! Consider joining THTR 194A: Group Studies in Acting and Directing – Nuestra Voz, a six week class that focuses on the intersections of theater, education, and community. Working in a camp-like atmosphere, students lead local youth through the process of writing and performing an original play. Emphasizing personal empowerment and community building through creative practice, this course offers a unique hands-on learning environment. Plus, pizza is served every Friday! Open to all UCSB students in all majors and requires no prior experience with theater or teaching.
Contact: Jesús Valencia, Director of Nuestra Voz, at email@example.com.