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Day of the Dead Celebration

Day of the Dead Celebration

Sunday, October 29, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Copley Plaza at The Old Globe

The Old Globe believes that theatre matters, and our work each day is to make theatre matter to more people. We invite friends and families to celebrate the great Mexican tradition Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) with a weekend full of unique activities and artistic expression, as well as three premiere performances of a community-generated theatre piece.

For the second year in a row, two of the Globe’s signature arts engagement programs—coLAB and AXIS—unite in the spirit of creative community collaboration to share the artistry created there. A six-week coLAB workshop with City Heights’s community member participants and local artists, hosted by Globe Teaching Artist Katherine Harroff and guest director/co-creator Daniel Jáquez, will culminate in the premiere performances of La Muerte Descansa en Paz (Death Rests in Peace), to be presented three times over the weekend, in both English and Español.

The initial coLAB performance of La Muerte Descansa en Paz will take place at SAY San Diego’s City Heights Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) Celebration on Saturday, October 28 at Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park (3795 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105). The event will include dancing, singing, music, Aztec dancers, and other performances, as well as a display of community altars, face painting, mask making, and prizes for the best Catrina and Catrin costumes. It will run from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a performance of La Muerte Descansa en Paz at
2:00 p.m.

The free AXIS Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) Celebration will take place on Sunday, October 29 on the Globe’s Copley Plaza in Balboa Park. This participatory event for the whole family will touch upon some of the traditions that encompass this celebration of deceased loved ones. It will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with La Muerte Descansa en Paz at 12:00 noon (en Español) and 1:00 p.m. (in English). Hosted by Crystal Mercado, the event will include traditional face painting by Laura Aparicio, a soundscape curated by Patrick Hernandez (aka DJ Melao), large interactive props, and the opportunity for audience members to join in for an open mic moment.

Download full web flyer here.

Supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.