Young Panamerican Vo(i)ces

 A theatre training program for our youth  —  September 13- December 13, 2014

Aluna Theatre is pleased to invite hispanic youth ages 17 to 27 to participate in the Young Panamerican Vo(i)ces theatre training program, taking place in Toronto every Saturday from 1p.m.-6p.m. starting September 13 and going until December 13, 2014. Participants will receive classes in acting, dance, text and movement for the theatre.

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How to register

1) All those interested should call Beatriz Pizano at 416 203 2535 before September 4th for a phone interview.

2) Candidates will be asked to attend a group audition on Saturday September 6th at 3:00p.m. at the Aluna theatre space:

1 Wiltshire Ave. Unit 124 Toronto, On M6N2V7


The program is FREE of charge but we do require punctuality and commitment to attend all sessions.

For more information please contact:

Beatriz Pizano: 416 203 2535;

Only 12 participants will be accepted. We recommend contacting us as soon as possible.

For the third consecutive year Young Panamerican Vo(i)ces is made possible thanks to the generous support of Theatre Ontario, the Ontario Arts Council.

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2013 Program:

With a fabulous team of Artist-Educators, including acting coaches Anita La Selva, Beatriz Pizano, and Liliana Suarez-Henao, Musical Director Brandon Valdivia, and Dance coach Lilia Leon.

Eleven youth took part in this three-month pilot project:  Gastón Pistán, Kaia Moreno, Omar Sánchez, Jorge Cantor, Susy González, Nathan Marc-Ali, Javiera Millar, Luis Delgado, Sergio Ordóñez, María Plaja, Victoria Mejicano.

This project was made possible, in part, through Theatre Ontario’s Youth Theatre Training Program, funded by the Ontario Arts Council.

Photo Diaries

With our partners from Kahaniya – Sisters Sharing Stories, Aluna Theatre put together a 12-day theatre and photography workshop for a group of youth-at-risk and former child soldiers working with Fundacion Imaginacion in Colombia.

The project came together from a desire to create an approach to theatre grounded in the reality child soldiers are facing in Colombia today – girls in particular. We believe it must be genuine, it must be current, and it must give something back to its subjects. We also feel that given the opportunity to learn and the permission to explore, these young people have a chance to reveal new possibilities, both personal and practical.

Their stories, told through their own photography and interviews, were on display in an installation at the entrance to the theatre during Aluna Theatre’s production of La Comunión, January 2010 in Toronto.


Three Dollars & Six Dimes: Women and Hip Hop — A Rap Opera

June 27, 2009 at CanStage – the Festival of Ideas & Creation

July 25, 2009 at the Factory Studio

A collective creation striving to create a place for women in hip hop culture – a project bringing together spoken word and rap artists from the fringes of the GTA to create a new hybrid work for the stage.