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Las Memorias

Las Memorias is an original play written, produced, and performed by high school students from Seaside, Gonzales, King City, Soledad, and Greenfield, as part of the Performance As Education (PAE) program at California State University, Monterey Bay.

Date: Time: Location:
Thursday, August 4 7 p.m. The World Theater at CSUMB
Friday, August 5 7 p.m. The World Theater at CSUMB
Saturday, August 6 6 p.m. Robert Station Theater, King City High School

Free to the public. No registration required.

Performance is 45 minutes. Audience Q&A follows each performance.


AnaMaria Correa

Director and Co-Founder

Dr. AnaMaria Correa is an arts practitioner, educator and social justice consciousness raiser. She has worked with the Las Memorias youth since its inception. She is a first generation Dominican born and raised in New York City currently serving a school community as the Director of Diversity, Equity and Belonging at Brooklyn Friends School. She holds a lifelong commitment to work with families, children and educators in the power of arts for agency building, activism and transformation. She holds a B.A. in secondary education and literature from Hunter College, an M.F.A in acting from Brooklyn College and a Doctorate in Urban Education from The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

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Dr. John Fraire

Producer and Co-Founder

Dr. Fraire has worked in higher education for over 40 years. He is credited with helping several major public universities increase and diversify their enrollments. He is also a playwright (Who Will Dance with Pancho Villa? Cesar Died Today) and an historian (Mexicans Playing Baseball in an Indiana Steel Town: Baseball, Identity, and the Old Timers of Indiana Harbor, IN 1920 - 1942).

Dr. Fraire co-founded Performance as Education/Las Memorias with Dr. AnaMaria Correa in 2008 at Washington State University when he served as WSU’s Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment. Throughout his career in higher education, he has regularly used theatre and performance as an outreach and retention tool for Latino and other first-generation students. Dr. Fraire is also a former Arts Commissioner for the State of Washington.

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Ronn Campbell

Lighting Designer

Ronn is currently a Senior Associate Professor of Theatre at Columbia Basin College. He holds an M.F.A. in design from Cal Poly Humboldt and a B.F.A in design from the University of Idaho. Ronn has designed scenery, lighting and sound for numerous companies including Candlelight Dinner Theatre, Snowy Range Summer Theatre, Performance as Education/Las Memorias, Washington East Opera, CBC Summer Theatre, Mid-Columbia Regional Ballet, and Idaho Repertory Theatre. Currently, he is the Chair of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region VII. Ronn has also served as the Design, Technology and Management Chair for KCACTF Region VII, USITT Northwest Section Chair and KCACTF National Member-at-Large. Ronn has received several awards for his designs and notably the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion for Excellence.

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Katherine Colvin

Stage Manager

Katherine Colvin Stage Manager, is a senior at CSUMB studying Social and Behavioral Sciences (History). She will be graduating in May and hopes to pursue a teaching credential after graduation. She has been part of The Performing Otters, the theater club on campus since 2018 and is a board member. At CSUMB, Katherine has been a stage manager in Alice in Wonderland (2019), and Clue (2022), a technical director in The Bold The Young and The Murder (2019), and directed the online show It’s Not You It’s Me (2021).

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Javier Tamayo


Javier Tamayo, Musician, is a Coordinator with CSUMB’s Otter Cross Cultural Center. He has been a teacher, mentor, writer, and performing artist for over 20 years. Javier holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Communication with a concentration in History and Social Science from CSUMB. He is deeply committed to educating and nurturing young leaders and new voices. He has contributed to the development of art programming in local school districts and nonprofits in Monterey county. 

Javier developed multiple art programs in East Salinas and surrounding communities. Outside of teaching, Javier is a community activist and organizer, and a member of Baktun 12, a Salinas based grassroots theater company. He has been actively researching his community for over 10 years through oral history projects and short films. His work reflects his passion for understanding the socio-historical experiences of his community.

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Victoria Gomez

Assistant to the Director

Victoria Gomez is a Coordinator with CSUMB’s Otter Cross Cultural Center (OC3) where she has worked since October of 2022. Victoria comes from southern California where she attended Orange Coast College, Cal-State University- Long Beach, and graduated from Chapman University in 2020 with a Master of Arts in Leadership Development with a concentration in Higher Education. Victoria is passionate about intersectionality, anti-racism education, interfaith dialogue, community healing, and advocating for BIPOC and Queer students. When Victoria is not at work she enjoys being in community by hosting dialogues, service projects, and community building, but also enjoys being in nature and making connection with others.

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Peer Advisors

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Deisy Avila

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Moncerat Navarro


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Ash Gomez Vasquez

Greenfield High School

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Alexandria Miley Arreola

Gonzalez High School

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Alicia Flores

North Monterey County High School

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Anelson Vasquez

Greenfield High School

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Angeline Ramacho

Seaside High School

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Ariadna Aparicio

King City High School

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Emma Dochery

Seaside High School

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Jocelyn Cardenas Ochoa

Soledad High School

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Karina Cruz Perez

Greenfield High School

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Malaya Pajimola

Seaside High School

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Maya Avalos

Greenfield High School