Olympia theater group to produce play promoting vaccination

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Olympia Family Theater (OFT) is set to perform a play encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and influenza, in an effort to stem the tide against the pandemic and overcoming vaccine hesitancy.

“Fully Vaxxed,” is an OFT production funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has also funded a total of $2.5M to a total of 30 other organizations to feature different art projects

Another feature of Fully Vaxxed is that it will be a bilingual play in English and Spanish, with a performance entirely in Spanish.

Currently being written by local Latinx playwrights Ramon Esquivel, Mabelle Reynoso, and Miguel Pineda, the play will show on March 18 to 20 and April 1 to 3 at Olympia Family Theater, with a tour set to go statewide to Wenatchee, Mt. Vernon, Sunnyside, and South Sound.

In their press release, sent out yesterday, Jan. 18, OFT mentioned that they welcome anyone interested in the project. “In particular, we are currently seeking Latinx and bilingual community members/actors,” according to the press release.

Others involved in the project include Ana María Campoy (Principal Organizer & Producer), Kate Arvin (Company Manager), Madeline Farías (Director & Facilitator), Vanessa Postil (Director, Facilitator, Curriculum Builder), Luz Gaxiola (Director), Alfonso Campos (Facilitator), and Claribel Gross (Curriculum Builder). Trial & Error Productions will also contribute pro bono documentary work.

Ticket prices range from $5 to $35 dollars, available on their website or at the ticket window.

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  • AugieH

    OMG! This play, funded by the CDC with (presumably) tax dollars, should attract busloads and busloads of people clamoring to attend. I should buy a ticket before they're all sold out!!

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