Teens tell their stories through Las Memorias program at WSU

PULLMAN, WA - A unique program on the WSU campus is using theater, performance and writing to prepare teens for college.

The program is called Las Memorias and it is currently in its third year. High school students are brought to the WSU campus from Warden, Pateros, and Mabton and they're asked to tell their own story in their own words.

"So they write their life stories and they have to see their life stories turn into a play," said Las Memorias director Anamaria Correa. "Then they have to act their life story and in certain cases that can be difficult, challenging and exhilarating."

"It's going to be very interesting and you will be entertained throughout the whole thing, I guarantee you," said actor Magdalena Hernandez. "There will be surprises and there will be lots of emotions."

This program is designed to build confidence and develop skills such as public speaking, writing, and teamwork.

All of the Las Memorias performances are free and open to the public. Their first show is on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Daggy Hall on the WSU campus. They'll also perform at Daggy on August 12th and 13th.