Pedro the Puppeteer film – Gala Event July 16 Free entry

Red Carpet Gala event now slated for July 16, 2022. The film version of this play PEDRO THE PUPPETEER! Cinematically presented. Three cameras convene to present a puppet show with crazy puppets and one puppet you wouldn’t want to mess with, or two.

Play and film by Silvia Gonzalez S.

This is a story about a puppeteer named Pedro Rodriguez. Pedro loves puppetry and doing puppet shows, but his Latino parents think it is a poor career choice. With mounting pressure from his parents, Pedro wrestles with whether he should continue. Suddenly puppets he has never seen before keep appearing. Then Evilito puppet, an amalgamation of Kermit, Chucky, and Mexican symbolism appears to guide Pedro, but is Evilito guiding him to his doom?

Join us for this gala event and viewing of his film. Get tickets at HMTC.TicketLeap.com

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DEATH OF A SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT cinematically made stageplay- FREE ENTRY

On June 4 at 7pm, the public is invited to see the play DEATH OF A SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT cinematically. The play was produced by HMTC during pandemic restrictions which did not allow us to have all seats filled. In fact, programs were touchless—online—with access using a QR code that was provided. However, a film was made of the play and the audience will see a cinematically performed play.

What HMTC does is video productions with three cameras. Then edit it like a tv program or movie film. The experience for the viewer is enhanced with the closeups, far shots, and wide-angle shots.

To do the above is a big job for the editor. Many hours are devoted to get the shots seamlessly in a film format. However, it pays off at the end.

The pay-off is on June 4 at 7pm. Do make a reservation at hmtc.ticketleap.com to assure you a seat for seats are limited. The seats are free.

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Artist of the Year

Silvia has been awarded Artist of the Year for 2021-2022 by Senator Melissa Hurtado. It was presented by Zoom in February 2022 by the Senator, for Silvia’s work in the community providing opportunities for arts experience. She has put together an acting training program complete with improv, puppetry, lighting and sound opportunities, staged readings and staged productions, and writes a column for the Hanford Sentinel called HMTC – This Week. This column talks about theater, artists, and endeavors of Hanford Multicultural Theater Company which she co-founded with her daughter. With the pandemic she began a podcast which she co-hosts. The podcast is called HMTC Behind the Scenes Podcast. She also delved into film which she directs and does the editing.

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