At Teatro Vision in San Jose, art is not just about the final product, it is also about the collective process. So when the theater began designing their audience engagement plan for their performance of La Muerta Baila, they knew it needed to incorporate community voices.
With support from Creating Connection, Teatro Vision invited community members to send them short poems that would be compiled and read by poet Yosimar Reyes during performances.
Hear more from Rodrigo Garcia, artistic director of Teatro Vision, about the response to this project and how community voices are reflected throughout their mission.
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This case study was made possible by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, and the #408Creates program. Leadership support was provided by Metropolitan Group and Arts Midwest.
Special thanks to Teatro Vision for providing the case study and banner image. Video by Gleidson Martins of News Up Now.