Founded in 1985 in Puerto Rico, Sociedad Educativa de las Artes (Society of the Educational Arts, or SEA) is a nonprofit Hispanic/bilingual arts-in-education organization dedicated to the empowerment and educational advancement of children and young adults.
SEA established its New York City operations in 1993 and has been expanding its array of programming ever since. SEA’s integration of the performing arts and Arts-in-Education programs introduces and enriches cultural awareness, especially in children.
Programs for Seniors
SEA offers bilingual theater productions and art workshops in various art forms to local senior centers. For more information, call (212) 529-1545.
Performances for school groups are now offered at SEA’s new theater, Los Kabayitos, located at the Clemente Soto Velez Community and Educational Center on the Lower East Side. Productions include Los Tres Cerditos (The Three Little Pigs), La Muela del Rey Farfan (The Toothache of King Farfan) and Los Desertores (The Dropouts), among others. SEA’s community and school-based programs include: the Integrated Arts Program (Programa de las Artes Integradas); the Drama-in-Education Program (Programa Drama-en-la-Educación); the Theater-in-Education Program (Programa Teatro-en-las-Educación); and the Arts for the Community Program (Programa Artes para la Comunidad). These programs are designed to educate and address issues such as language development, literacy, dropout prevention, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, HIV/AIDS awareness, cultural adaptation, cultural awareness, differences/tolerance, health education, personal and career development, and family, career and social responsibility.