Get more out of your trip to the theater!

Cara Mia Theatre proudly offers opportunities for enriching your personal experience at the theater for our upcoming production of Nuestra Pastorela. You will not only witness inspiring performances of this production but participate in reflective, stimulating conversations as well.


Youth Nights

Ticket Price includes Event
*Limited Seating Capacity

Area youths from middle school ages to college students are given study guides and invited to join in group discussion before the play. It becomes an evening of discovering the power of one, and avenues for community uplift.

Friday, December 2nd at 6:30 PM & Friday, December 9th, at 6:30 PM

A three-member panel comprised of young leaders who are models for community action/engagement whose personal life stories serve to motivate or reinforce their peers’ interests in becoming more engaged in uplifting their respective communities.

The respective panels will include the two or more of the following young speakers:

  • Ileana Valdez, Townview High School TAG student and former School of YES leader
  • Joseph Brock youth leader, South Dallas Cultural Center
  • Aileen Mokuria, Teacher/Student activist
  • Jose Luis Zelaya, Doctoral student at Texas A&M University, higher education advocate
  • Liz Magallanes, student of Politics/Drama, UTD,  organizer, North Texas Area “Dreamers”
Ileana Valdez

Ileana Valdez

Joseph Brock

Joseph Brock

Aileen Mokuria

Aileen Mokuria

Jose Luis Zelaya

Jose Luis Zelaya

Liz Magallanes

Liz Magallanes


Want to bring a group?
Group Rates Available: Box Office 214-516-0706

Community Forums

Free to the Public

Dinner Included: Donated by Alligator Café

Saving our Youth, Protecting their Futures:
Can Dallas Become a Living Model for uplifting children and youths?

Saturday, December 3rd at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
A community conversation- free and open to the public. Led by a panel of youth advocates and experts who will discuss meaningful approaches that reinforce protections and supports for children and youths that address the whole child.  Invited panelists are:

  • Jessica Trudeau, MPH Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships of The Momentous Institute, a leading provider of therapeutic and education services that  impacts 6,000 kids and family members each year. Tailoring their approach to the specific needs of each child, their family situation Momentous focuses on building and repairing social/emotional health — developing kids who become self-regulated, good communicators, problem-solvers, empathetic, grateful, gritty and optimistic.

  • Dr. Terry Smith, Executive Director, Dallas County Juvenile Department is committed to the philosophical tenets of juvenile justice that are focused on assisting youth to meet their individual potential through family focused, strength based intervention while continuing to always be mindful of community safety and victim restoration.

  • Nakia Douglas, Executive Director, DISD South Oak Cliff Feeder Pattern, A native of Dallas, Mr. Douglas accepted a four year scholarship to Livingstone College Center of Teaching Excellence after graduating from Lincoln High School. Mr. Douglas was appointed Principal of the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy in June of 2010. In preparation he visited and researched a lot of the campuses, including travels to Baltimore, Chicago and New York looking at best practices to emulate.

  • Raul Trevino, Panel Moderator, Playwright and longtime artistic contributor to Cara Mia Theatre Company, Senior Organizational Development Consultant, Federal Reserve Bank Dallas

Talk Backs

Ticket Price includes Event

Talk back with Philip Morales

Sunday, November 27th, directly following the performance

Join us in discovering more about the process of exploring the clown as Philip Morales, Editor in Chief of Mercado Bilingüe, interviews actors after the show.


Community Conversations made possible in part by the Embrey Family Foundation.