Lisa Portes is a Cuban-American director and educator who serves as the head of Directing at The Theatre School at DePaul University and artistic director of Chicago Playworks for Young Audiences. Recent credits include: Night Over Erzinga by Adriana Sevahn-Nichols (Silk Road Rising), Ghostwritten (Goodman Theatre), After a Hundred Years (Guthrie Theatre), and Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West by Naomi Iizuka (TimeLine Theatre), Highway 47 by KJ Sanchez (Yo Solo, H.E.R.E), Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue by Quiara Alegría Hudes (Teatro Vista and Steppenwolf Theatre). She lives in Chicago with her husband, Carlos Murillo and their children, Eva Rose and Carlos Alejandro.
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Announcing the twenty-four finalists for the 2018 LTC Carnaval of New Latinx Work, which will be held 19-21 July 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.
Lisa Portes on the power of shared leadership and collective action as embodied by the Latina/o Theatre Commons.
Lisa Portes, P. Carl, and José Luis Valenzuela offer opening remarks on Carnaval 2015 at the Theatre School at DePaul University.
The twelve plays to be showcased at Carnaval 2015 are just the tip of the iceberg. The totality of the plays submitted for consideration represents the depth and breadth of artistic ambition within the Latina/o theatremaking community.