This week I had the pleasure to be able to direct a concert reading of The Frequency of Stars and Other Matter by Tira Palmquist at the Great Plains Theatre Conference at Metro Community College in Omaha, Nebraska on June 1, 2010.
A couple of years ago, some friends and I started our own non-profit theatre company, Teatro Areté, to serve the Latino and Spanish-speaking community in Omaha. The company has grown from a passion for theater and for social justice. Over the years, we have been able to be a number of shows and collaborations including Las Tandas de Los Hispanos, Frida: Behind the Mirror, Los Monologos de La Vagina, At the Feet of Jesus, and most recently The Frequency of Stars and Other Matter.
Being able to highlight real life — the challenges, the surprises, the pleasures, and everything else — through the arts provides a unique ability to communicate with others. People from all walks of life can identify with the characters, dialogues, and situations that we are able to portray.
We look forward to continuing our community advocacy through the arts.