MECA HOLDS AUDITION FOR SPRING SHOW

MECA HOLDS AUDITION FOR SPRING SHOW



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HOUSTON–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 26, 2002–MECA will audition actors for the upcoming production of Papi, Me, and Cesar Chavez, a world premier play written and directed by Anthony J. Garcia, from Su Teatro in Denver, with musical direction by Jose Nino. Required are 2 Males and 2 females who can sing, act and be able to perform in Spanish as well as English. Those auditioning should prepare a 1-3 minute monologue and a musical piece for which an accompanist will be provided. Auditions will be Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 4th and 5th, 2003, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at MECA. To schedule audition appointments call MECA at 713/802-9370 and speak with Lizeth Gonzalez or Sylvia Ehrhart.

Rehearsals for the Papi, Me, and Cesar Chavez will begin immediately from Monday, Jan. 6th to Jan. 17th, 2003 while Anthony Garcia is in residence at MECA. Papi, Me, and Cesar Chavez will tour Houston-area schools from March to May 2003. A Creation Grant from the National Performance Network makes this project possible.

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WHAT:

Auditions for Papi, Me, and Cesar Chavez

WHEN:

Saturday and Sunday

Jan. 4th and 5th, 2003

From 1:00-4:00 p.m.

WHERE:

MECA

1900 Kane

Houston, Texas 77007

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For more information, please visit MECA’s Web site http://www.meca-houston.org, which is generously designed and hosted by Idea Integration.

Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA) is a community-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the healthy social, cultural and academic development of at-risk, inner-city youth through education in the arts. MECA offers classical and ethnic arts education, sports and recreation, and support services to approximately 3,000 students a year through the In-School, After-School and Summer Arts Programs. MECA has served Houston’s First Ward, Sixth Ward, Near Northside and Heights Districts since 1977, providing a variety of arts education opportunities, community performances, public art and cultural celebrations. MECA’s 25-year presence has given families and youth a positive sense of themselves, their community and their culture.

MECA is funded through the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast, the Houston Endowment, the Vale-Asche Foundation, the Brown Foundation, the William Stamps Farish Fund, the Rockwell Fund Inc., WB39 Cares for Kids (a fund of the Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation), the Powell Foundation and ExxonMobil. Government funding is provided through the City of Houston and the Texas Commission on the Arts through the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County; Creative Communities (an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the National Guild of Community Schools for the Arts), the Mayor’s After-School Achievement Program; and the Texas Commission on the Arts. MECA is a member of the National Performance Network. MECA gives particular recognition to Mr. and Mrs. Jose Sanchez (McDonalds Franchise Owners) for their constant encouragement and backing.

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CONTACT:

MECA, Houston

Clarissa L. Valdez, 713/802-9370

MECA HOLDS AUDITION FOR SPRING SHOW