Three productions. Three cities. All for very young audiences.
Spotlight on Jugando N Play, our partner in New York City
“We are arts educators and theatre makers. We aspire to create multilingual and multicultural theatre experiences for young people that celebrate the diverse cultural and lingual communities of New York City and the United States.
Somos educadoras y teatristas. Aspiramos crear experiencias de teatro multilingües y multiculturales para jóvenes que celebran las diversas comunidades culturales y lingüísticas de la ciudad de Nueva York y los Estados Unidos.”
Sindy Isabel Castro is an actress, educator, and theatre artist. She is co-founder of Jugando N Play, a multilingual theatre for young audiences. She graduated with her Masters in Applied Theatre from CUNY’s Schools of Professional Studies and was awarded a Distinguished Thesis Honorable Mention from AATE for her thesis “¡BE PREBEARED! TEATRO EN EDUCACIÓN – THEATRE IN EDUCATION” in 2020. She is a teaching artist with People’s Theatre Project, Lincoln Center Theater, Arts Connection, and New York City Children’s Theatre. She is also an Arthur Miller Foundation mentor to theatre educators in NYC Public Schools. Sindy strives to use theatre as a tool for creating multilingual and multicultural spaces where students are empowered to embrace their home languages and cultures in the classroom.
Madeline Calandrillo is New York City-based applied theater practitioner, teaching artist, and theatre-maker with ADHD and dyslexia. She is drawn to creating accessible and diverse theatrical experiences for young audiences and their families. Madeline is the co-founder of an Upper Manhattan-based multilingual theater company called Jugando N Play. She is currently the Education Associate for New York City Children’s Theater where she is also a teaching artist. She is also a teaching artist for CO/LAB Theater Group. Madeline received her Masters in Applied Theatre from the City University of New York, where her thesis project investigated how an immersive theatrical experience could help the language learning and community building of early learners in Spanish Dual Language and General Education classrooms. She feels that theater cultivates a community where young audiences can be the experts of their own experiences.
Featured Virtual Performance: The Neighbors – Los Vecinos – Las Vecinas
Meet the neighbors in our Zoom building. Some neighbors love to sing and others love to help their community. As our neighbors prepare for the yearly party, how can they be a good neighbor to someone who just moved to their building?
Visit our Zoom building and find out! Recommended for ages 4 – 9 years old. Fun for the whole family.
Conozca a los vecinos en nuestro edificio de Zoom. A algunos vecinos les encanta cantar y a otros les encanta ayudar a su comunidad. Mientras nuestros vecinos se preparan para la fiesta anual, ¿cómo pueden ser buenos vecinos para alguien que acaba de mudarse a su edificio
¡Visita nuestro edificio Zoom y descúbrelo! Recomendado para edades 4 a 9 años. Diversión para toda la familia.
Spotlight on Trike Theatre, our partner in Arkansas
“[Trike Theatre aims to…] Cultivate Creativity, Build Character and Strengthen Communities.
We celebrate the messy and joyful creative process. We give everyone permission to play, experiment and encourage sharing, reflection, imagination, exploration and creating work that is original and of value.”
Kassie Misiewicz (Artistic Director & Founder of Trike Theatre) is a professional theatre for youth director and educator. Kassie earned her MFA in Theatre for Youth from Arizona State University and a BA in Theatre from University of Notre Dame. Before starting Trike Theatre in 2008, Kassie was the co-founder and first artistic director of TheatreSquared in Fayetteville, AR, Director of Education Outreach at Seattle Children’s Theatre and Associate Artistic Director at First Stage Children’s Theatre in Milwaukee. Currently, she is a national arts integration consultant with Focus5 and a national teaching artist with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Kassie loves to travel with her family and have spontaneous dance parties in the kitchen.
Featured Virtual Performance: La Tortuga and the Hare
Trike Theatre’s original bilingual adaptation of the classic Aesop Fable digs deeper into Tortuga and Hare’s friendship and the well-known race that brings them closer together. This intimate, interactive performance is filled with great music, dance, humor, and heart-warming moments as La Tortuga and the Hare take a journey to a party (fiesta)!