Abya Yala Theater, managed since its founding in 1991 by David Korish and Roxana Avila, it is an independent theater in Costa Rica, dedicated to creating original theatrical works. In addition to entertainment, providing entertainment and research spaces, teaching workshops, national and international conferences and seminars, it maintains an active role in field of fields of production and promotion of artistic and cultural activities in Costa Rica and Central America.
Abya Yala Theater has been awarded with the National Award for Best Theatrical Group in 1999, 2002 and 2006, as well as the Aquileo J. Echeverría prize in drama in 2002 for the play “Nos Esperamos”. Its original work “Sade” was Honorable Mention of the Uchimura Award of UNESCO in 2001.
The theater’s workshops are a service to communities, institutions, professional groups and performing arts amateurs. These workshops may involve the collaboration of other members of Abya Yala, according to the number of participants and needs of each workshop.
Besides David Korish and Roxana Avila, the Abya Yala Theater is currently comprised by Andrea Gómez, Oscar González, Janko Navarro, Grettel Méndez y Rolando Salas; together they maintain two types of work – entertaining and rehearsals that allow an integral, intense and personal development. Since 1996, the Abya Yala Theater has held three acting training and theatrical research labs, the first from 1996 to 1997, the second from 1997 to 2000 and the last from 2004 to present.
Address: at Colegio de Costa Rica towers in FANAL on 11th St., between 3rd. and 7th avenues, district: Carmen, canton: San Jose, province: San Jose, Costa Rica. Zone postal code: 10101.
GPS Coordinates: 9.935742,-84.071708 (9°56’08.67″N 84°04’18.15″W)