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Las Memorias 2017
August 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until August 18, 2017
High school students from central Washington will present “Las Memorias,” an evening of original theatre based on their own life experiences, Aug. 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre.
All three performances are FREE and open to the public.
Each spring high school students are invited to participate in Performance as Education, a unique summer leadership program at WSU that combines writing, performance, and theatre to enrich students’ educational experience. The program focuses on building skills that help prepare students for college, including writing, public speaking, working in teams, and setting priorities.
The students’ work culminates in a professionally produced play based on the their own lives. Though the title does not change, each year’s performance is different, featuring new students with new stories to tell.
“Las Memorias” is presented by the WSU College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with WSU Performing Arts and made possible by the generous sponsorship of Bob and Karen Felton. “Las Memorias” is directed by Mary Trotter and written by Benjamin Gonzales and was established in 2008 by John Fraire, then WSU vice president for student affairs.