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Retratos: My people, Myself

Discovery Theater is a pan-institutional museum theater dedicated to bringing theatre to young audiences and general visitors on and off the Mall since 1969. Originally created for with the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and Young Playwright’s Theater, this joyous theatrical portrait of the many faces of Latin America was written by children from D.C. schools who responded to paintings from the exhibition, Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits.  Student’s monologues create this warm and interactive play about how our lives are magnificent reflections of our ancestry and America’s future.  This joyous theatrical portrait of the many faces of Latin America asks students the question, "How can we ‘portray’ the richness of our heritage and still be an American child... and how are we, in our lives, a portrait of today’s world?"