Edwin Oscar Gutierrez, Jr.
Olympia Family Theater (OFT) is set to perform a play encouraging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and flu, in a bid to stem the tide against the pandemic and overcome vaccine hesitancy.
“Fully Vaxxed” is an OFT production funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has also funded a total of $2.5 million to a total of 30 other organizations to showcase 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 premiere March 18-20 and April 1-3 at the Olympia Family Theater, with a planned tour nationwide. State in Wenatchee, Mt. Vernon, Sunnyside and South Sound.
In their press release, sent out yesterday, January 18, OFT mentioned that they welcome anyone interested in the project. “In particular, we are currently looking for Latinx and bilingual community members/actors,” according to the press release.
Others involved in the project include Ana María Campoy (lead organizer and producer), Kate Arvin (corporate director), Madeline Farías (director and facilitator), Vanessa Postil (director, facilitator, program developer), 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 box office.