Class Field Trip to El Teatro Campesino
The trip to El Teatro Campesino was a transformational experience that fit with themes of renewal, community production, and the honoring of the dead. Moreover, our students at UC Berkeley maintain relationships with one of the major cultural institutions of the Central Valley. Cal was once again on the map as supporters, collaborators, and activists willing to take the time to be there at the home theater of El Teatro Campesino in San Juan Bautista. The class attended a show of traditional baile, were able to witness the day of the dead altars by communidad with blessings, and an outdoor fiesta, all of which is enduring in memory.
“I learned that Theatre is a space where intergenerational memory survives and thrives”
Traveling to El Teatro Campesino was Made Possible by a
2018 Creative Discovery Course Grant
of Berkeley Arts + Design
University of California, Berkeley