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2023 LTC Designer and Director Colaboratorio

A collage of photos of participants from Colaboratorio.

Photos by Roy Arauz.

The Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC)'s 2023 LTC Designer and Director Colaboratorio, happening from 28 June - 2 July 2023 in Portland, OR. The event will be hosted by Northwest Children’s Theater, Portland State University and World Stage Theatre.

Colaboratorio is a five-day series of learning opportunities designed to encourage authentic creative expressions and collaboration between Latinx designers and directors. This event will foster alternative communication models for production teams, challenging the typical director-driven model.

The event is co-championed by four theatre practitioners: Tara Houston (Ashland, OR), Daniel Jáquez (San Diego, CA), Dámaso Rodriguez (Portland, OR), and Pamela Rodríguez-Montero (Santa Cruz, CA). “The planning process has been a warm collaboration, pairing designers and directors in the decision-making process,” shared the co-champions. “While energizing and experimental, the team has also been able to hold the project to constraints which center its purpose and audience, showing the rewarding possibilities of working in decentralized spaces.”

Read the original event announcement.

Meet the participants.

Listen to LTC Producer Jacqueline Flores and Portland-based Colaboratorio participant Francisco Garcia discuss the event on OPB's Think Out Loud.