TIS Spanish Cohort visits with Webster University Global Leaders in Residence

Students in the Spanish Cohort of The International School enjoyed the opportunity to explore improv and participate in a theater workshop hosted by Webster University’s Global Leaders in Residence – Flora Lauten & Raquel Carrío.  The workshop was conducted in Spanish and gave TIS students a unique opportunity to take risks, develop confidence and think on their feet!

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Teatro Buendía, formed in 1986 by graduates from the Higher Institute of Arts, Havana, and directed by Flora Lauten, is Cuba’s most celebrated theater company. Since its foundation, it has developed two parallel lines of work: the production of theater spectacles, and a permanent research center investigating Latin American and Caribbean cultural traditions, the expressive possibilities of the actor, and the renewal of scenic languages. Raquel Carrío is a playwright who partners with Lauten to create original plays and adapt iconic literary works for the stage. Lauten and Carrio’s work is highly-regarded in their native Cuba and around the world.

About Webster University’s Global Leaders in Residence

The Global Leaders in Residence program extends Webster University’s long-standing commitment to partnerships around the world. While in residence, each of the Global Leaders will interact with students to assist in real world learning by connecting theory to practice. Leaders will share their unique perspectives based upon their experiences in forums that are free and open to all students, faculty and the general public.

“We are honored to host such distinguished thinkers and leaders in their respective fields,” states Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, President of Webster University. “These invited leaders will be tapped from the University’s global community, including St. Louis and throughout the U.S., as well as from around the world.”




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