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Botkyrka Community Theatre


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Botkyrka Community Theatre, was founded in 2008 by three professional Latin American artists: America Vera Zavala (1976), a journalist and playwright with Chilean-Peruvian roots, Paloma Madrid, a dancer with a Chilean background, and youth worker Emma Rodriguez. Botkyrka. The Community Theatre is settled in the Municipality of Botkyrka, situated between Stockholm and Södertälje. Botkyrka is the fourth largest municipality in Greater Stockholm. A third of the residents have their roots originating in more than 100 countries around the world. 

The three Latin female pioneers work together with the people of the community inside local projects. The projects seek to work on a small scale, though the activities of BCT span the entire city, involving citizens of Botkyrka. The main goal in every BCT project is to foster dialog inside the community with the aim of inspiring change and transformation in the long term. The headlined subject of BCT is communication. Every workgroup has a theme or a case addressing a social, communitarian or daily life subject. 

Botkyrka Community Theatre plan of actions is divided in three fields: theatre led by America Vera Zavala, dance led by Paloma Madrid, and youth work led by Emma Dominguez.  

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