Washington, D.C. – GALA Hispanic Theatre, the premier Latinx theatre in the nation’s capital, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with performances and other activities in the community. From an Art All Night event to a GALita presentation at the 2022 Theatre Week kickoff event, GALA will highlight the work of Latino artists and cultures, and will provide information about GALA programs and special discounts that make theatre more accessible to the community.
GALA IN THE COMMUNITY
Fall Extended Opportunities Fair
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Time: 11:55 am-12:55 pm
Location: E.L. Haynes Public Charter School
Reina Avelar and Jocelyn López, Paso Nuevo members who are students at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, will participate in the Fall External Opportunities Fair hosted by The College Office at the charter school. The Paso Nuevo students will share their experiences in participating in the Paso Nuevo program, GALA’s free after-school youth theater arts training program.
Historical Reenactment – Sylvia Méndez
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Time: 2 pm and 3 pm
Location: Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino
GALA will present a 15-minute scene of its bilingual play for children La llamada de Sylvia Méndez: Separate Is Never Equal as part of the museum’s initiative to highlight Hispanic figures during Hispanic Heritage Month. Written by Cornelia Cody and directed by Elena Velasco, the tells the story of how eight-year-old Sylvia Méndez became the face of the controversial Méndez v. Westminster case that
desegregated schools in California in the 1940s, benefiting thousands of Hispanic children and paving the way for school integration in the US. Méndez was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Barack Obama for her advocacy for educational opportunity for “children of all backgrounds and all walks of life.”
Art All Night: Mount Pleasant
Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Lamont Plaza
Paso Nuevo Youth Program will present an excerpt from its latest work – El Puente (The Bridge) by Carlos Gorostiza at the Art All Night: Mount Pleasant event organized by District Bridges. Come out and enjoy!
Theatre Week Kick Off Event
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: 11 am – 3 pm
Performance time: 12 pm
Location: Arena Stage (1101 6th Street SW)
Join us for a day of fun, performances, giveaways, and more! GALA will share information about the 2022-2023 Season and its programs. Attendees will enjoy a scene from La llamada de Sylvia Méndez: Separate Is Never Equal at noon. The event is free, but registration is required. You can register here.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month throughout the year, GALA has discounts to many of its programs for the remainder of 2022.
REVOLTOSA (The Troublemaker) – In this popular zarzuela (akin to an operetta), brimming with secret jealousies and desires, an outspoken woman delights in exposing social hypocrisies. A classic battle of the sexes with unforgettable music!
OFFER: 20$ OFF all tickets to all performances through October 2, 2022. Use code HHM or click here for discounted tickets.
LA LLAMADA DE SYLVIA MÉNDEZ: SEPARATE IS NEVER EQUAL – A fun, song-filled bilingual play for children and families about Sylvia Méndez, the eight-year-old girl whose case spurred school desegregation in California in the 1940s, paving the way for school integration in the US. A tribute to diversity and tolerance.
OFFER: 10% OFF all tickets for the performances on October 15 and October 22, 2022. Use code HHM or click here for discounted tickets.
XVIII FUEGO FLAMENCO FESTIVAL: Flamenco Men – Exploring the masculine energy and style of Flamenco, the show features the fire and muscular grace of four accomplished male Flamenco dancers led by legendary DC-Salvadoran artist Edwin Aparicio.
OFFER: 15% OFF all tickets for the performances on November 5 and November 6, 2022. Use code HHM or click here for discounted tickets.
TICKET & GENERAL INFORMATION
For REVOLTOSA and FLAMENCO MEN, regular tickets are $48 Thursday through Sunday. Senior tickets (65+), Student, Teacher, and Military tickets are $35. Groups (10+) are $35 and Student Under 25 tickets are $25.
For LA LLAMADA DE SYLVIA MÉNDEZ: SEPARATE IS NEVER EQUAL, general admission tickets are $10 (Children) and $12 (Adults).
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.galatheatre.org or call (202) 234-7174. Tickets are also available on Goldstar and TodayTix as part of Theatre Washington’s 2022 Theatre Week.
GALA has 4 wheelchair accessible spaces and an elevator to transport people from the entrance to the lobby, and to the house. Parking is available at a discounted rate in the Giant garage on Park Road, NW. Additional parking is available at the Target garage also on Park Road NW, between 14th and 16th Street NW. GALA is located one block north from Columbia Heights Metro station (Green/Yellow lines).
COVID-19 SAFETY PROCEDURES
Masks are mandatory. Proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours prior to show time) required for all patrons ages 5+.