Baylor College of Medicine News

Spanish-speaking Houstonians sought for roles in health-promotion plays

The Houston Community Network for Cancer Prevention Forum Theater Project will host an information session Tuesday, May 24, for Spanish-speaking community members interested in performing in plays that promote important health messages.

The project leaders are in the process of recruiting for short educational plays about colorectal and cervical cancer prevention. The plays will be held in local community centers beginning in the fall of 2011.

Established through a recent grant from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas to reach the medically underserved with colorectal and cervical cancer education and screening includes, the project brings together a network of Harris County academic institutions, public health systems and community service organizations, including the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine.

If selected as a performer for the Forum Theater Project, you must commit to 16 rehearsals and 12 performances.

The information session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Baker-Ripley Community Center, 6500B Rookin St., Houston, 77074. To register, call 713-798-2338.

For more information on the Houston Forum Theater Project, e-mail Lidia Porto at

Another information session will be held June 14.