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Globe Learning: Spanish for Teaching Artists

with Crystal Mercado

September 14

Photo Credits

The Old Globe's Teaching Artists. Photo by Rich Soublet II.

Globe Learning: Spanish for Teaching Artists


This hands-on workshop is designed to help you become familiar and comfortable with specific Spanish arts and education terminology you are most likely to use as a teaching artist in San Diego's predominantly Latinx communities. We will also explore tools for keeping non English speaking students' engaged and feeling valuable in your workshops. Bring a game or exercise you use often.

Crystal Mercado
Photo Credits

Teaching Artists Crystal Mercado. Photo by Rich Soublet II.

Crystal Mercado is a theatre artist, director, facilitator and educator who is passionate about the intersections of theatre and her community of San Diego. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Bocón: A Community Arts Organization, which is dedicated to empowering artists of all ages to create collaborative works of art that voice social perspectives on community stages.

She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre for Youth from Arizona State University and a BA in Children’s Theatre from San Diego State University. She has worked as an artist in residency teaching theatre, creative drama, puppetry and theatre for social change in classrooms K-12 in districts all over San Diego County and Phoenix, Arizona. Nationally, Crystal has presented and taught workshops at the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, California County of Superintendents Arts Initiative conference and YA National conferences. Empowering youth through the many forms of storytelling and personal narrative is at the center of her artist work and pedagogy.