2019 LTC Theatre for Young Audiences Sin Fronteras Festival and Convening
Austin, Texas 24-26 January 2019
Teatro Vivo, the University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance, and the Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) co-produced the 2019 LTC Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Sin Fronteras Festival and Convening, which gathered artists, scholars, and educators from across the Americas to experience theatre with young people and consider the needs and incredible capacities of Latinx audiences of the future. The festival featured productions of 5 TYA plays from the United States and Latin America, and the convening brought 150 adult participants from across the Americas to experience these 5 shows with young people in the audience, and learn more about TYA through workshops, panels, discussions, and artmaking events. See the full list of attendees and check out the convening program.
“This weekend, we are all here to learn from the young people around us. This weekend is about them; to see them, to hear them. They will be creating the theatre of the future.” – Mario Ramirez
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The 2019 LTC TYA Sin Fronteras Festival and Convening was made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Further support was provided by HowlRound Theatre Commons, Emerson College, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), Texas Performing Arts (TPA), Children’s Theatre Foundation of America, the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, ZACH Theatre, City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
“It truly is a dream come true to watch you, with intention, observing young people seeing this incredible work.” –Roxanne Schroeder-Arce
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