Teatro de la Tierra


  • Agustin Lira & Alma (Agustín Lira, Patricia Wells & Ravi Knypstra) invited by the Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington DC, through the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, to perform at the Library of Congress at noon on September 14, 2011 and the Kennedy Performing Arts Millenium Stage at 6:00 p.m. on the same day
  • Merlinda Espinosa opens for Wailers on August 7th, 2011 at the Tower Theater presented by Diehardz Music
  • CPV Award – De Canto y Camino – Song, Life & the Journey CD project of music by Agustin Lira, co-produced with Patricia Wells Solórzano, Ravi Knypstra and Merlinda Espinosa, surprise guest artists, awarded California Arts Council Creating Public Value grant for 2011-2012, thank you Lucero Arellano
  • Trailers of the two plays Ricardo Magon and Honest Sancha are available at youtube.
  • Alma’s music appears in the documentary “Viva la Causa!” (2008) by Bill Brummel and Alonso F. Mayo, a southern Poverty law Center Teaching Tolerance Film
  • Patricia Wells is one of 72 prominent women chosen to appear in Victoria Alvarado’s book, Mujeres de Consciencia/Women of Conscience (Floricanto Press, 2009), “a tribute to Latinas who have made a definite and long standing contribution to the Hispanic community and the country at large.”
  • Lira’s music appears on Students of Change: Los del ’68 (2010), a film documentary by Martha Sanchez, Mario Zavaleta and KCTS 9 Television.
  • Teatro de la Tierra received a Living Cultures Grant from Alliance for California Traditional Arts for Generaciones Project that teaches guitar and ukulele classes to children ages 7 to 14 (students & adults). In Spring (2010), Patricia Wells received her Bachelor of Arts at Goddard College in Vermont.
  • Teatro de la Tierra received a Creating Public Value Grant from the California Arts Council to construct and design a new website (2010).
  • Agustín Lira and Patricia Wells receive the Horizon Award for 2010 from the Fresno Arts Council.
  • El Teatro de la Tierra is among 8 nonprofit organizations chosen to receive the Traditional Arts Sustainability Grant (2011) from Amy Kitchener’s Alliance for California Traditional Arts. This grant will strengthen 8 nonprofit organizations, for three years, who integrate traditional arts in their work and serve low-income communities and communities of color in the Central Coast and San Joaquin Valley.

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