six headshots of playwrights

Beginning on Thursday 19 July, the 2018 LTC Carnaval of New Latinx Work will bring over 200 Latinx and allied theatremakers, scholars, and decision makers together in Chicago, Illinois, USA at The Theatre School at DePaul University for a new play festival and convening celebrating Latinx talent. Join the livestream of the Carnaval Opening Ceremonies to learn more about the impulse and ethos behind this event, as well as the intention of creating authentic connections that the event is imbued with.

Carnaval 2018 will build upon the success of the 2015 LTC Carnaval of New Latina/o Work by featuring readings of six new plays. Each featured  play—selected from a nationwide call—will receive development with a Latinx creative team including a director, dramaturg, actors, and designers. Carnaval participants will also have the chance to visit Chicago theatres for workshops, tours, and sessions with the aim of introducing national participants to the rich variety of Latinx companies and artists working in the city.

Read a synopsis of each play and the playwright's bio here

Watch the livestream at, or on HowlRound Theatre Commons’ Facebook page.

Livestream Schedule:

Thursday 19 July 2018
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. EDT (Boston) / 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles)

About Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC)
The Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) is a national movement that uses a commons-based approach to transform the narrative of the American theatre, to amplify the visibility of Latinx performance making, and to champion equity through advocacy, art making, convening, and scholarship. The LTC is a flagship program of HowlRound. 

About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.