Community Action

Cara Mía Theatre strives to delve deeper into engagement by curating events and conversations
geared towards community healing, learning, and strategies for action.

YOUTH NIGHTS AT THE THEATRE | COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS | POST SHOW | NEIGHBORHOOD Partnership

 
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YOUTH NIGHTS AT THE THEATRE

Youth Nights at the Theatre…

  • Serves over 600 undeserved youth each year

  • Exposes theatre to first-time youth patrons

  • Tickets, dinner, transportation, study guides, and curated conversation are all provided at no cost to youth


Cara Mía Theatre programs a full evening of events by providing complimentary tickets to a culturally specific theatrical production, study guides, complimentary dinner, and in many cases will even secure subsidized bus transportation. The highlight of ‘Youth Nights’ programming is a carefully curated group discussion or activity prior to the play. Cara Mía’s Community Action Coordinator secures community leaders to lead thoughtful participatory discussions to foster a sense of community and strengthen cultural relations while providing a sense of ownership and strong social responsibility among the participants.


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COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS…

  • FREE engagement for all on a select Saturday prior to the show

  • Includes complimentary dinner

  • Curated with expert panelists and moderators

  • Over 45 community partners

Come for the conversation, stay for the show. Cara Mía recognizes the powerful effects of theatre as a vehicle to aid in the healing of trauma, building of bridges, and creation of thoughtful conversations. In order to increase transformative reactions to the theatrical offerings as well as provide actionable steps toward change, Cara Mía provides Community Conversations that accompany all productions throughout the season.


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POST SHOW

POST SHOW TALKS…

  • Offered after select performances for each production

  • Expands on the themes of the production

  • Curated with representatives who share their true life stories

  • Fosters learning and conversations

Stay after the show to talk with the actors and local experts about the themes of the production. Learn more about the creation process and the real issues behind every show. Engage directly with burning artistic and social questions to discuss on the way home.


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NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIP

NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIPS…

  • Go into communities to provide FREE conversations and performances

  • Establishes meaningful deep partnerships with communities

  • Partners with over 15 community locations to fill the artistic void

  • Reacts to real-time events like Cara Mía’s Women Speak, Men Listen series in response to the #MeToo Movement

Cara Mía Theatre brings the programming to you! Reacting to real-time national and local event, Cara Mía Theatre creates programming that travels to artistic ‘deserts’. In partnership with community centers, libraries, and storefronts, we bring free performances and forums to under-served communities.

 
 

Community Conversations made possible in part by the Embrey Family Foundation and the Communities Foundation of Texas.

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