"La Obra es la Cosa"
Helen Strotman, Alacia Reid,
Mary Ann Post
Grant Award - $5,000
"La Obra es las Cosa" provided funding to produce
Disney's Aladdin Jr., Dual Language Edition
as Hogg Middle School's annual theater production, which engaged and celebrated students and families with a Hispanic heritage while building student confidence as performers, technicians, and language learners.
The production was successfully performed on October 26-27, 2018, at Tyler ISD's Caldwell Auditorium. Three shows were performed to energetic audiences filled with parents, students, and district representatives. 30 students participated in the production, and the confidence this experience has instilled in them has been transformational. The celebration of the dual-language aspects of the production has brought a great sense of community to the campus.