Shakespeare on the Run
Shakespeare on the Run is the Shakespeare Festival’s outreach component. We take two to four actors and an emcee into schools, libraries and other community venues to present a 40-60 minute program of Shakespearean scenes and monologues.
Eden Enterprises produces plays and dance shows, many of which tour area schools. Recent projects include Entremeses Cervantinos, Bocon, Shakespeare in LOVE, The Chicano Experience, and Silencio no Mas.
Viva los Ninos!
From 2004 to 2010, at the invitation of the Ysleta ISD, Eden Enterprises produced summer musicals that were performed by children from kindergarten through sixth grade.
The Big Read
In 2007 and 2008, Eden partnered with the El Paso Public Library to stage scenes from books featured in the Big Read, an initiative of the NEA to revitalize the role of literature in American popular culture. The works included scenes from To Kill a Mockingbird and Fahrenheit 451, which were performed at local library branches.
Two dancers and a narrator perform a 45-minute show demonstrating the Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Western American folk dance traditions of the southwest and how they have influenced each other.
Theater in Education Project
Thirty immigrant students wrote and performed their own musical, Nosotros, in July 2009 at Bowie High School, followed by Nostros II in 2010. Nosotros III followed in 2011. This project was created in partnership with the El Paso Independent School District’s Department of English Language Acquisition.