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Word Up! At The Old Globe

  • WHEN Ongoing from now until July 2, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE Virtual / The Old Globe
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Free

More of a gathering than a show or a class, Word Up! is a digital opportunity for community members to connect with each other and participate in a new performing-art medium each week through a live-streamed collaboration. Every Friday night, Arts Engagement Programs Manager and host Laura Zablit will be joined by some of San Diego’s incredible performing artists. Together they will create opportunities for viewers to learn from and participate in their art form, creating accessible art in real time. Performing art forms will include spoken word, rap, puppetry, singing, and more, often with bilingual and multicultural elements.

When: Every Friday at 6:00 p.m.

Where: The Old Globe website or The Old Globe YouTube channel.

Upcoming -- April 2: 'Commedia Dell’Arte'
First, let's define "commedia dell'arte." It translates in Italian to "comedy of the profession," and in the 16th century, it emerged as a format which centers around a masked character — mostly as a way to use archetypes and stock characters. It's also one of the earliest theatrical forms that allowed women to perform on stage. It will be discussed this week in Word Up, the Old Globe's Arts Engagement wing's weekly Friday night theater master class, mad libs game and hang session all in one. This week's episode features special guests Valeria Vega and Jesus Quintero, as well as The Globe's public relations associate Lucía Serrano. Vega is a member of the theater company Tijuana Hace Teatro and runs Café Dionisio in Tijuana. Quintero is the founding director of Teatro Las Tablas and executive director of Tijuana Hace Teatro, as well as a renowned scenic, mask, prop and costume designer. Tune in if you're interested in theater history, masks, design, character and comedy, as well as what's going on in the Tijuana theater scene.

Details: Friday at 6 p.m. on The Old Globe's Arts Engagement YouTube channel. Free.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

Promotional graphic for The Old Globe's "Word Up" program...

Above: Promotional graphic for The Old Globe's "Word Up" program, courtesy of The Old Globe.


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