TEATRO LA BOLSA is an emerging Latin American theatre company uniquely structured as bilingual, interactive, and educational. We take a multicultural approach to theatre, exploring post- dramatic techniques encompassing body movement, music, lighting, and creativity; all weaving together as theatrical performances for children and adults.

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Fall Lottery

Events taking place from October through December will be available in the Fall Lottery opening on September 7th.

El Jaguar y El Saltamontes
Presented by: Teatro La Bolsa
The Jaguar and The Grasshopper/ El Jaguar y El Saltamontes. A fabule that teaches us humbleness, friendship and that regardless of our size and differences, we all have our strengths and talent. Music, dance and puppets to find the meaning of this fable. Children participation is encouraged / *Bilingual
Date: TBD (Determined by teacher/school)
Time: TBD (Determined by teacher/school)
Length of Event: Aprox. 50 min,
Location: Virtual
Content Area: Arts; Social Studies; Science
Medium: Theatre
Learning Standards: 

  • Logic and Reasoning: Cause effect. Size-strength relation.
  • Arts: drama, music, dance experiences.
  • Social studies: Mexican traditional fable. 

  • Social and Emotional Development: Bullying, self awareness, self-esteem, trust, following instructions. 

  • Communication and Language: Bilingual experiences.
  • Physical Development: Laterality, crossover pattern, body control.
  • Science: Jungle animals and insects.

Grades: Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Ticket Cost: $0 per student + $500 for the institution or $3 per student + $350 for the institution= $500
Ticket Capacity: 50
Supplementary Materials: TBD

for El Jaguar y El Saltamontes

TREN TREN VILÚ y CAI CAI VILÚ
Presented by: Teatro La Bolsa
TREN TREN VILÚ y CAI CAI VILÚ, The Mapuche Mythological Snakes. How the Mountains and Islands were created? The earth and ocean snakes had a titanic battle to teach a lesson to humans to take care of our planet. Inspired on a Chilean Myth.Children participation is encouraged / *Bilingual
Date: TBD (Determined by teacher/school)
Time: TBD (Determined by teacher/school)
Length of Event: Aprox. 50 min,
Location: Virtual
Content Area: Arts; Social Studies; Science; Literacy; Math
Medium: Theatre
Learning Standards: 

  • Logic and Reasoning: Mythology, cause and effect.
  • Arts: drama, music, dance experiences.
  • Social studies: Mapuche mythology from Chile, mountains and islands creation. 

  • Social and Emotional Development: Conflict resolution, friendship, inter-personal relationships, nature protection awareness. 

  • Communication and Language: Bilingual experiences.
  • Physical Development: Laterality, crossover pattern, body control.
  • Science: Snakes, snakes in the DC area, weather, natural disasters.

Grades: Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Ticket Cost: $0 per student + $500 for the institution or $3 per student + $350 for the institution= $500
Ticket Capacity: 50
Supplementary Materials: TBD

for TREN TREN VILÚ y CAI CAI VILÚ

Una mariposa en tu mano
Presented by: Teatro La Bolsa
A butterfly on your hand/ Una mariposa en tu mano. Join Arle and Quines to play with Danna the caterpillar while she runs away from a cat. Sometimes fear is impulse to transformation. Create with us a beautiful Monarch Butterfly puppet, They have in store a surprise for you: What can we do with a butterfly puppet? Materials required. Children participation is encouraged / *Bilingual
Date: TBD (Determined by teacher/school)
Time: TBD (Determined by teacher/school)
Length of Event: Aprox. 50 min,
Location: Virtual
Content Area: Arts; Social Studies; Science; Literacy; Math; Engineering
Medium: Theatre
Learning Standards: 

  • Logic and Reasoning: Craft materials
  • Arts: visual arts, drama, music. 

  • Social and Emotional Development: Fear, transformation, following instructions, creativity, imagination. 

  • Physical Development: laterality, crossover pattern, body control. 

  • Communication and Language: Bilingual experiences 

  • Mathematics: Sizes, geometry. 

  • Science: Metamorphosis, colors.
  • Engineering: Fort and Puppets builiding.

Grades: Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Ticket Cost: $0 per student + $500 for the institution or $3 per student + $350 for the institution= $500
Ticket Capacity: 50
Supplementary Materials: TBD

for Una mariposa en tu mano

La Oruga Monarca muy hambrienta
Presented by: Teatro La Bolsa
The very hungry Monarch Caterpillar/ La Oruga Monarca muy hambrienta. A caterpillar travels to Mexico. On her way, she finds a lot of friends and food that makes her feel strong to become a beautiful monarch butterfly. How much can you eat? Children participation is encouraged / *Bilingual
Date: TBD (Determined by teacher/school)
Time: TBD (Determined by teacher/school)
Length of Event: Aprox. 50 min,
Location: Virtual
Content Area: Arts; Social Studies; Science; Literacy; Math
Medium: Theatre
Learning Standards: 

  • Logic and Reasoning: Cicles, cause-effect.
  • Arts: drama, music, dance. puppets.
  • Social studies: Mexican typical food and music.
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Social and Emotional Development: Friendship, complicity, creativity, imagination, self awarnes.
  • 
Communication and Language: Bilingual experiences.
  • Physical Development: Laterality, crossover pattern, body control.
  • Science: Methamorphosys, life cicle, days of the week.

Grades: Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Ticket Cost: $0 per student + $500 for the institution or $3 per student + $350 for the institution= $500
Ticket Capacity: 50
Supplementary Materials: TBD

for La Oruga Monarca muy hambrienta

Colombia en 3 colores
Presented by: Teatro La Bolsa
Colombia en 3 colores / Colombia in 3 colors. Sirilo, a boy who born in a country far away from his parents lands in Colombia.
Sirilo travels to Colombia wondering if he is Colombian too, on his journey. Live musical instruments will introduce
Colombia, with its colors, smells and flavors. A virtual performance full of magic, music, puppets and movement.Children participation is encouraged / *Bilingual / LIVE MUSIC

Date: TBD (Determined by teacher/school)
Time: TBD (Determined by teacher/school)
Length of Event: Aprox. 50 min,
Location: Virtual
Content Area: Arts; Social Studies; Science; Literacy; Math
Medium: Theatre
Learning Standards: 

  • Logic and Reasoning: Cause-effect, riddles
  • Arts: Drama, dance, music, puppets.
  • Social studies: The conquest, Colombian history (culture ( representative animals, colores, costumes, typical dances, music and food)
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Social and Emotional Development: Team-Work, empathy.
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Physical Development: laterality, crossover pattern, body control.
  • 
Communication and Language: Bilingual experiences.
  • Science: Recepy.

Grades: Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Ticket Cost: $0 per student + $700 for the institution or $3 per student + $550 for the institution= $700
Ticket Capacity: 50
Supplementary Materials: TBD

for Colombia en 3 colores​​​​​​​

La gallina y la arepa de maíz​​​​​​​
Presented by: Teatro La Bolsa
La gallina y la arepa de maíz /The hen and the corn arepa. A story about friendship, solidarity and support. Join Turuleca, the hen, cooking delicious corn arepas and share the importance of helping others. Audience is a fundamental part of this story. Children participation is encouraged / *Bilingual / LIVE MUSICLa gallina y la arepa de maíz /The hen and the corn arepa

Date: TBD (Determined by teacher/school)
Time: TBD (Determined by teacher/school)
Length of Event: Aprox. 50 min,
Location: Virtual
Content Area: Arts; Social Studies; Science; Literacy; Math
Medium: Theatre
Learning Standards: 

  • Logic and Reasoning: Life cicle.
  • Arts: drama, music, dance.
  • 
Social and Emotional Development: Solidarity, friendship, turns. 

  • Physical Development: laterality, crossover pattern, body control. 

  • Communication and Language: Bilingual experiences 

  • Mathematics: Sizes.
  • 
Science: Plant growth

Grades: Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Ticket Cost: $0 per student + $500 for the institution or $3 per student + $350 for the institution= $500
Ticket Capacity: 50
Supplementary Materials: TBD

for La gallina y la arepa de maíz​​​​​​​

El ritmo de mi corazón​​​​​​​
Presented by: Teatro La Bolsa
Drum my heart / El ritmo de mi corazón. A little girl living in a world where adults don’t allow girls to play drums, because drums are only for boys. Caridad follows her dreams and keeps drumming with her heart thanks to her siblings support. During the play the audience build a drum with the characters playing different rhythms following Caridad. Children participation is encouraged / *Bilingual / LIVE MUSICi

Date: TBD (Determined by teacher/school)

Time: TBD (Determined by teacher/school)
Length of Event: Aprox. 50 min,
Location: Virtual
Content Area: Arts; Social Studies; Science; Literacy; Math; Engineering
Medium: Theatre
Learning Standards: 

  • Logic and Reasoning: Cause-effect, authority figure.
  • Arts: drama, music, dance, visual arts.
  • Social studies: Cultural visions, professions.
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Social and Emotional Development: Gender equality, self-esteem, creativity, self awarnes.
  • Communication and Language: Bilingual experiences.
  • Mathematics: Rhythmic beats.
  • Engineering: Drum construction.

Grades: Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Ticket Cost: $0 per student + $500 for the institution or $3 per student + $350 for the institution= $500
Ticket Capacity: 50
Supplementary Materials: TBD

for El ritmo de mi corazón​​​​​​​

En busca de la navidad​​​​​​​
Presented by: Teatro La Bolsa
En busca de la navidad / Looking for chirstmas. What is Christmas and why can't we see it with our eyes? These are the questions that revolve in the head of Niña Lucero, a dreamer girl in love with Christmas who embarks on a journey through rivers, mountains, caves and clouds in which she meets birds of different colors, the wise animals that will guide her to discover the true meaning of christmas. Children participation is encouraged / *Bilingual / LIVE MUSIC

Date: TBD (Determined by teacher/school)

Time: TBD (Determined by teacher/school)
Length of Event: Aprox. 50 min,
Location: Virtual
Content Area: Arts; Social Studies; Science; Literacy; Math;
Medium: Theatre
Learning Standards: 

  • Logic and Reasoning: Riddles, analogies.
  • Arts: Drama, dance, music.
  • Social studies: Cultural celebrations meaning. .
  • 
Social and Emotional Development: Following instructions, empathy, imagination.
  • 
Communication and Language: Bilingual experiences.

Grades: Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Ticket Cost: $0 per student + $500 for the institution or $3 per student + $350 for the institution= $500
Ticket Capacity: 50
Supplementary Materials: TBD

for En busca de la navidad​​​​​​​

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