WHO ARE WE?
Teatro Tariakuri, Theatre Co., was founded in 2004 by actress/director Karla Galvan to address the lack of opportunities for spanish speaking artists and other artists of color, and to explore the new work of Latino writers that challenged not only the actor and director, but also the audience.
In 2004, Tariakuri made her debut on stage with “En otoño los gatos tienen colita” an original comedy by Mexican writer Alejandro Licona at village players theatre in Oak Park IL.
In 2005, Tariakuri formed their ensemble and theatre in Pilsen IL, due to unforeseen circumstances closed after a short period. However Karla Galvan artistic director and founder continued to produce shows around Chicago and Suburban areas catering to both Children and adults. Including ” El mundo magico de cricri”, ” Mi pequeña vecindad” and many more.
Tariakuri is a full spanish speaking Adult ensemble, our mission is to promote our culture, and our education while entertaining our audience.
Teatro Tariakuri under the leadership of Karla Lopez Galvan-Raigoza Artistic Director…has created a non-for-profit theatrical and cultural center in their three year old theater house located at 3117 W 63rd St…the heart of Marquet Park…which is being recognized as the new port-of-entry for the Mexican (Latino) immigrant community… The teatro’s Youth Arts Program provides an in-depth education that focuses on creativity and contemporary techniques of theater and dance rooted in our Latino culture…all taught by Chicago’s finest professional faculty. The Youth Theater Ensemble (ages 5 to 15) develop a positive experience in the unique environment of the Teatro Tariakuri’s very own studios. Whether it’s for family and friends or the greater community, nothing is more exciting than a live production in front of a live audience. The youth in our programs have many opportunites to shine.