Elizabeth Ayala
ACTIN Studio for kids


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The last two weekends of July, Studio 9 of the McAllen Creative Incubator, ACTIN – Integral Performance, is offering a film workshop for children between 8 and 12 years old, Saturday and Sunday 23, 24, 30 and 31 July from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The outcome will be a a short film.

Nowadays, most children receive information from the Internet , films and television. It is therefore important that children learn the visual language and learn to recognize that manipulations are made.

Some of the main points of the workshop are:

• Learning to express ideas through image, not just words.
• Being critical viewers with audiovisual media: film, TV, internet, they learn to recognize when they try to manipulate.
• To promote the knowledge of the basic elements of visual language that provide a correct reading of movies and teach us to appreciate their artistic quality.
• Working in groups, share experience, learn to communicate effectively, build leadership skills and responsibility to create their own short.

Space is limited to 10 children to provide personalized attention to each. Registration is on Monday at 7:30 pm at Studio 9 ACTIN and has a cost of $ 160 dlls. Classes will be taught in Spanish .

For more information call 956 624 8239 to Elizabeth Ayala.

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ACTIN Auditions


ACTIN (actuación integral) invita a las audiciones para su primer obra de teatroen español (microbra) dentro del género microteatro en comedia que montará de forma profesional para una primer temporada en el Valle de Texas.

Las audiciones tendrán lugar el próximo martes 15 y jueves 17 de marzo de 6:00 a 8:00 de la tarde en la Incubadora Creativa de McAllen – Suite 9 (601 N. Main St. McAllen, TX) para los jóvenes que deseen ser parte de este primer proyecto de teatro.

Los dos personajes que buscamos son hombres de aproximadamente 20 a 35 años o que lo aparenten, uno de corporalidad media y otro alto y delgado. Experiencia teatral básica, vis cómica (facilidad para hacer reír) y que hablen el idioma español al 100%.

La obra es una comedia de una escritora de la ciudad de México que se presentó en la temporada “Por tus vecinos” en la empresa Microteatro México. La idea general de este genero es una obra de 15 minutos, para 15 personas en habitaciones pequeñas de 15 a 20 m2.

ACTIN considera que este nuevo concepto de entender la creación teatral es un comienzo ideal para el público del Valle de Texas. Hacer algo diferente, ir a reir, a relajarte y de esta manera hacer crecer en nuestra sociedad el gusto por el arte y la cultura.

Para cualquier duda o comentario comunicarse al 956-624-8239 con Elizabeth Ayala o al correo actin2014@gmail.com. En redes sociales Facebook y Twitter @actin2014.

ACTIN Classes in McAllen

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In the city of McAllen art continues to evolve.  Once again the McAllen Creative Incubator welcomes ACTIN – “Actuación Integral” for all children and adolescents in the Río Grande Valley.  Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday for children ages 7 to 15 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Registration opens on Tuesday, January, 26th and Thursday, January, 28th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  Registration is for the first quarter of ACTIN classes, February to April at McAllen Creative Incubator, Suite 9, 601 N Main St. McAllen.

“ACTIN is a space made for children to create, invent, learn to participate and collaborate in groups.” Sais Elizabeth Ayala, ACTIN Teacher, “As an art form, ACTING Children’s theater classes are therapeutic and socializing.”

Another purpose for the basics of acting-skills are that it allows the student to gain self-confidence, release the fear of public speaking, exercise  memory skills , improve concentration, stimulate creativity while controlling their emotions. A Student who receives ACTIN classes gains skills for personal development and not necessarily becomes an actor or actress.  On the other hand, ACTIN can help with the preparation process and guide the student to various means of theater, film and television.

Acting classes are taught in Spanish to reinforce the language and speak properly.  For more information call (956) 624.8239 and social networks www.facebook.com/actin2014 and Twitter: @ actin2014.  For more information about the ongoing programs at the McAllen Creative Incubator contact Laura Robles at 956-687-2787 or via email at lrobles@mcallencvb.com.


Contact:  Laura Robles, Cultural Arts and Incubator Coordinator

McAllen Creative Incubator

Phone:  956-687-2787

E-Mail:  lrobles@mcallencvb.com

ACTIN Studio at the McAllen Creative Incubator


Theater classes are therapeutic and serve as a socializing arena for children. ACTIN Studios, is a space where kids can create, invent, learn to participate and collaborate in groups.

In the path to theatrical expression, children learn to gain trust, deal with emotional containment and gain a sense of security that will essentially lead them, to positive expression. This group will include diverse ages, cultural differences, where students begin to form pairs, teams and even groups.  Soon the Actin Student develops tolerance; understanding, finds encouragement and peer support begin to be values ​​that run parallel to the creative task.  Actin, believes that all children have something to say, each in their own way.  With the help of Actin Studios, students are encouraged to develop their creative power thru acting skills.

“Actin Studios goal is to provide the right framework and stimulate the creative mind via the proposed activities.  We improve the student’s creative capacity and re-enforce theatrical support.” said Elizabeth Ayala, Actin Studio Instructor, “All children are able to express themselves onstage.  We are here to bring forth that acting skill, which is innate, in them.”

On Tuesday, September 1st, ACTIN Studios, begins another round of fun, Spanish speaking, acting courses for kids!  A group of children and adolescents between the ages of 7 and 15 years old meet up at the McAllen Creative Incubator every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm to learn, what acting is all about.  The cost to attend is $ 65 dlls a month.   Register now!  The first class is free for all children who are curious to know what an acting class is all about. For more information, or to book your spot, please call 956 624 8239 or send an email to actin2014@gmail.com.


Studio 9 – ACTIN Studio

ACTIN Studio

ACTIN ! The Acting Studio is offering Acting and Drama Classes at the McAllen Creative Incubator. ACTIN Studio is run by Elizabeth Ayala, an extremely accomplished acting and theater teacher who has been teaching acting classes at the theater groups in Reynosa. Classes will teach participants about the entire art of acting from presentation to creativity.

“I have heard of Elizabeth Ayala prior to meeting her recently and her career’s reputation for professionalism has preceded her.” said Ivan Gonzalez, Director of Arts Development for the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. “This is going to be an excellent marriage between ACTIN and the McAllen Creative Incubator. We are both committed to excellence in the arts and that makes for an exceptional combination.”

With acting opportunities growing in the Valley, now is the time to learn the art of theater. You will learn audition skills, improvisation, scene study, monologues, cold reading, text analysis, character development, voice, and movement. They will also teach you believable acting skills, help you build confidence and communication skills, develop your self-esteem and enhance your creativity.

Now is the time to discover your talent. Group acting classes for kids and teens as well as private acting classes are available. Try a free class, these are going to be informative and professionally produced acting classes and will be held on Tuesday January 21st and Thursday January 23rd at 6:00pm at the McAllen Creative Incubator located at 601 N. Main St. For more information or to register, please contact Elizabeth Ayala at (956) 624-8239.