LA Librería Workshop
Diversifying the Classics recently partnered with LA Librería, a bookshop and distributor dedicated to Spanish-language children’s books, to present a theatrical adaptation for children of Lope de Vega’s Fuenteovejuna.
We offered various activities within the workshop in preparation for the play itself: rehearsing lines, decorating the stage and the well of Fuente Ovejuna; painting t-shirts and cardboard daggers; and learning to sing ¡O Peor!, an original song that we composed for the play. We were fortunate to have a great group of actors, roughly 6-11, all game to perform in Spanish. The workshop was followed by a rousing performance before a justly proud group of parents. We are grateful to LA Libreria for hosting us. Our plan is to put all materials related to our workshop online, so that schools, libraries, and other institutions can also encourage kids to encounter comedia and pursue a burgeoning interest in theater.