ID STUDIO THEATER NYC, is committed to the cultural enrichment of immigrant communities through performance arts while creating new audiences and training performers among these communities. ID Studio advances its vision of cultural enrichment and preservation by:
- Promoting performance arts as a vehicle for building community, raising awareness and creating a safe space for such exploration
- Engaging in collective action and inter-community dialogue with community leaders
- Encouraging social transformation through theater and the arts around some of the most prominent social justice issues such as immigration, health, education and youth power.
Founded in 2001, ID Studio is a non-profit arts organization with a company of 12 permanent actors, and a growing network of dozens of artistic professionals in Theater, Film, Music, and Visual Arts. ID Studio provides communities with culturally innovative ways to express and address obstacles faced by newly arrived immigrants and low-income families. It’s pedagogy is designed to generate interest in theater and provide a safe space for immigrants to participate and preserve the richness of their cultural practices in light of the daily grind of living and working in NYC. ID Studio helps communities promote either rich cultures and develop tools that advance leadership and community building.
ID Studio Theater Performance and Research Center, Inc. a non-profit arts organization based in New York City, is committed to the artistic and social empowerment of disadvantaged immigrant communities through innovative work in the performing arts. With an active company of professional artists and performers, and a network of dozens of theater and arts professionals, ID Studio works bilingually within the poorest Latino immigrant communities to create new audiences, develop new works, and train new performers and artists. Formed in 2001 and incorporated in 2005, ID Studio promotes the performing arts as a means of building community knowledge, catalyzing collective action, encouraging inter-community dialogue, and celebrating our common humanity.
ID Studio’s projects have been shown at a wide range of venues, from international theater festivals to schools and community spaces. Projects are created in both Spanish and English. ID Studio fosters exchanges with cultural organizations in Latin America and France, and partners with community-based organizations such as Make the Road New York and Dreamyard in New York, Unidad Latina en Acción and Bregamos Theater in New Haven, and the Bilingual Foundation for the Arts in Los Angeles, to develop theater and dramatic arts as a vehicle for transformation within low-income immigrant communities.
ID Studio Theater and Performance Research Center, Inc.
311 East 140 Street, Bronx, NY 10454
Artistic Director / Director Artístico: Germán Jaramillo – (917) 658-5187
Jimena Ladino, Associate Director / Co-Director
Lucia della Paolera, Translation & Development Associate / Traductora & Búsqueda de fondos– (917) 860-6799
Linn Cary Mehta, Treasurer / Tesorera – (917) 328-8418
Daniel Salguero, Web & Graphic Designer / Diseñador Grafico & Diseñador de Web
Jamie Vanegas and Cesar Morales, Educational Programs Coordinators / Coordinadores de Programas Educativos
Jose Prieto, Construction & Technical Manager / Adminstrador Tecníco & Construcción