Performance as Education

College of Arts & Sciences

In the Media

  • Leaflet: Las Memorias, 2011

    Las Memorias, 2011 is a college readiness program that uses theatre, performance and writing to help prepare high school students from Warden, Mabton, and Pateros, WA. Las Memorias uses the real life stories of Latino and other first generation students from Central Washington in a professional theatre production. The students perform the roles they wrote.

    Date: 5/8/2011 12:00:00 AM | Location:

  • Teens Tell their Story-short

    Play written by high schoolers is coming to CBC on Friday. - Jacques Vin Lunen, Herald Staff Writer The stage manager's voice echoed through the dark theater during rehearsals last week. He sounded like the coach of a football team that is down 20 at halftime. "You guys got to believe in yourself," barked Nate Patterson. "You know this show."

    Date: 8/3/2011 10:11:35 AM | Location:

  • Las Memorias production -short

    Warden High School Students help write play MOSES LAKE - "Last Memorias 2011," a live performance featuring high school students from Warden, Mabton, and Pateros high schools, makes two stops at Big Bend Community College this week. The students perform the play at Big Bend Community College's Wallensterin Theater at 7 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Aug. 26. The performance is part of a college readiness program sponsored by Washington State University.

    Date: 8/26/2011 10:13:35 AM | Location:

  • Half dozen Mabton teens - short

    MABTON - Mabton students performing in Las Memorias 2011 are showing their hopes for the future through a 45-minute production free to the public. The show is part of WSU's Performance in Education, a college readiness program with the goal of increasing attendance and retention rates among underserved high school students. John Fraire, WSU vice president for student affairs and enrollment, says the issue is not just about how many minorities go to college, "the issue is how many college graduates" come from the underserved population.

    Date: 11/8/2011 12:00:00 AM | Location:

  • High school cast shares-short

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Las Memorias 2011, an original production inspired by the life stories of 21 high school students from central Washington, isn't about the past. It's about the future. Among the cast are children of agricultural workers, children whose parents have been disabled by their work, children who have lost a parent, children who have grown up close to the bone. In this 45-minute production they hint at some of their trials and tribulations, but mostly they want you to know that they have plans, not just dreams. One plans to become a doctor, another plans to become a dentist, a third plans to graduate from high school, then from college, and make his parents proud.

    Date: 11/8/2011 12:00:00 AM | Location: