For this year’s Cinco de Mayo Matching Gift Day of Giving, we’re sharing quotes from some of the wonderful artists and community members who have joined us recently on our weekly livestream series, La Hora del Mitote.
“It’s healing. It heals you in ways you didn’t know you needed to be healed and it just introduces you to so many new people and helps you through life. These people I am going to know for the rest of my life and I’m going to cherish the memories I have of them for the rest of my life. So if you need a family, if you need someone to say ‘I love you and I accept you for who you are,’ you have to come to Teatro.”
– AB Ozuna
Stories like these are possible because of supporters like you!
Right now, for our Cinco de Mayo Matching Gift Day of Giving, we have a $5,000 matching gift pledge. That means that your gift between now and May 5 will have TWICE the impact.
“The House on Mango Street has been one of the best experiences of my life. I learned so much there, not only about acting, but about community and about family. There were very difficult times during that show, but even through those hard times, we loved each other and supported each other and I’m so grateful for that. At Teatro Visión, I feel like they trust the youth to be able to handle heavy topics and provide a platform for actors to display their talent.”
– Marissa Torres
With your help, we have been able to continue creating theater, teaching classes, and sharing stories even through the pandemic. With your help, we can continue supporting, amplifying, and nurturing important voices in our community, like AB's, Marissa’s, and Tamara’s.
“This is what Teatro does. You take young people, and you give them an opportunity, and you create that container … It was a different experience for me to be told, ‘You can do this,’ and nobody questioned it. Because now I know I was in a Chicano theater company, y yo cómo Chicanita, nobody questioned it. But I know because I had been in other situations, all through my childhood, in my education, my undergrad years at Stanford, where I was told, ‘No you can't. You don't know how. You're not capable.’ But that's why places like Teatro Visión are so important to support because you give us opportunities.”
– Tamara Alvarado
Every donor and every dollar make a difference. And right now, thanks to our matching gift, every dollar makes TWICE as much difference!
We are so grateful for the ongoing love and support of our incredible community of artists and art lovers. We wish all the best to you and your loved ones and we look forward to the day when we can welcome you to our theater in person once more. ¡Gracias!