El Paso Playhouse Actor Reads Dr. Seuss to Head Start Children
As elementary schools and Head Start Centers around the country celebrate Dr. Seuss month, children at the John Uxer II Head Start enjoyed a special reading of the renowned children’s author’s popular book, Green Eggs and Ham, presented by El Paso Playhouse actor, Dominic “Dom” Valdespino.
Valdespino’s voice antics and multi layered interpretation of Sam-I- Am’s reluctance to try the oddly colored breakfast, kept Uxer’s children immersed, entertained, and asking plenty of questions. Valdespino, who attends El Paso Community College and is studying to be a history teacher, has been acting in theatre since the sixth grade.
“I have always loved reading,” says Valdespino. “It’s like acting where you can go anywhere and become anyone. I really think it’s important for kids to read and be read to. Some of these kids might not have that type of environment at home where they sit down and have a good book read to them so I wanted to make this exciting for them.”
Valedespino’s mother and Uxer II Center Manager Linda Valdespino is proud of her son’s support, “It’s always good to get community members involved in events like this- especially when it comes to supporting early literacy and making reading a fun activity for [the children].”
Dominic Valdespino is currently performing in Henrik Ibsen's, A Doll’s House at the El Paso playhouse. For show and ticket information visit, www.elpasoplayhouse.com