2014 LTC National Convening at Encuentro 2014–Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC), in association with the LTC, presented the 2014 LATC Encuentro, October 12-November 10, 2014. Encuentro translates to “an encounter,” a theme that was a core component of this groundbreaking festival, which was also the largest national Latina/o theatre festival in over twenty-five years. The Encuentro explored the multi-faceted Latina/o experience on stage by featuring Pulitzer Prize winning plays, English and Spanish language productions, devised theatre, experimental work, ensemble-based, and solo shows. In addition to presenting their work to the public, artists worked together during the month-long residency sharing creative methodologies in artistic workshops that culminated in a public performance of the co-created new works. On the final weekend of the Encuentro, the LTC Steering Committee gathered in Los Angeles to attend the performances, engage in discussions about art-making and aesthetics, and attend the first in-person LTC Steering Committee 2.0 meeting. Through these five days of convening, the LTC Steering Committee sought an answer to the core question of the Encuentro itself:  What is the state of Latina/o Theatre today?

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