A group of students will take to a Boyle Heights stage this afternoon to present performances they created dealing with diabetes, obesity and other health problems. The performances by the students ages 11 to 17 are the culmination of a program that teaches acting and writing skills along with information on healthy lifestyles. “This program engages the students in acting and writing, giving them skills they can use to educate their families and their community about healthy living,” said Tony Plana, Executive Artistic Director of East Los Angeles Classic Theatre, which teamed up with White Memorial Medical Center on the program. Under the program,the students attended 30 sessions on writing, production and the performance before taking to the stage to share their stories with the public.
Today’s performance begins at 4 p.m. Casa 0101 Theatre.