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Latino-based theater organizations pursue growth, grant funding

By Andrea Johnson

This article was published June 24, 2018 at 1:05 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF Fernando Valdez (left) sings in Spanish June 13 while on stage with Damian Dena during a rehearsal at Northwest Arkansas Community College.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF Savannah Vaughan plays guitar June 13 while Martin Garay raps a song.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF Cast members Fernando Valdez (from left), Alex Nillson, Sativa Vela, Damian Dena and Svannah Vaughan rehearse June ...

Rogers resident Damian Dena studied to become an actor in Texas and played roles traditionally filled by white people -- Dracula, for example -- despite his brown skin and Hispanic ethnicity, he said.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF Savannah Vaughan plays guitar June 13 while Martin Garay raps a song.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF Cast members Fernando Valdez (from left), Alex Nillson, Sativa Vela, Damian Dena and Svannah Vaughan rehearse June ...

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