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In Cuba Villa Clara to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Escambray Theater Group
That is why in the Macagua camp, in Manicaragua, there had to be the simple, but deep tribute for the 40th anniversary of the Escambray Theater Group (GTE), a leading group in Cuban stages for its communitarian and renewing work.

For this occasion, the Ministry for Culture handed in an important recognition, signed by Minister Abel Prieto, to several artists and workers from the GTE for “their valuable contribution to our national culture.” They were: Carlos Pérez Peña, Rafael González, José Miguel Carassou, Sergio González, Hilda Rosa Borges, Pedro Delgado and Yolando Mesa.

This distinction was also given to Nicolás Chaos Piedra –highest leader of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC in Spanish) in the Region of Escambray at the time- for his valuable support to the group from their beginning.

Meanwhile, the Unión Nacional de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (National Association of Writers and Artists from Cuba) (UNEAC in Spanish) joined the tribute with a diploma and the National Syndicate of Culture Workers gave the group the Raúl Gómez García medal “for their dedication and contribution to the development of Cuban culture throughout these years.”

A very special and moving moment was the special in memoriam recognition to Sergio Corrieri, founder and guide of the Escambray Theater, for his dedication to Cuban art and to the Revolution, to the very last days of his life.

The National Staging Arts Council also honored the GTE, and the Provincial Culture Direction gave it the Zarapico –the highest recognition of the Government to culture personalities and institutions- reflected in a piece by the painter from Villa Clara Amílcar Chacón.

The Escambray Theater Group became 40 years old, and its mission to take art to the people is still current, as an intrinsic part of the work of the Revolution.


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