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April 2007, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua - Mudd Butts International, a teen theater group based in Telluride, Colorado is visited San Juan del Sur for its 14th Annual Spring International Theater Program. The students and their faculty use theater as a means of cross-cultural communication. They have performed in Slovakia, Costa Rica, Ireland, Bahamas, Brazil, Guatemala, New Zealand, Mexico, Viet Nam, Indonesia and Turkey.
The American students (12-16 years old) stayed with San Juan del Sur host families and spent 4 hours a day for two weeks working with 15 local school students developing a bi-lingual theater piece to share with the community.
The teens presented FREE performances open to community members of all ages as well as to visitors and travelers.