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We're a free and open platform for theatremakers worldwide, and we've been amplifying progressive and disruptive ideas about theatre and facilitating connections between diverse practitioners for the past decade. We function as a “commons”—a social structure that invites open participation around shared values. We believe Black Lives Matter.

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Play as Process at the Latinx Theatre Commons Designer and Director Colaboratorio

Play as Process at the Latinx Theatre Commons Designer and Director Colaboratorio

26 September 2023

The Latinx Theatre Commons Designer and Director Colaboratorio gathered dozens of Latinx theatremakers to approach collaboration from a place of inquiry, play, and exploration. Carla Della Gatta writes about this event as an alternate story of what is happening—and what could be happening—in US theatre right now.

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What is Black Theatre?

What is Black Theatre?

20 September 2023

This episode will discuss the age old questions of what is Black theatre? What is a Black play? How do you know one when you see it? Leticia Ridley and Jordan Ealey provide an overview of the some of the most popular commentary on this question from Black theatre theorists of the past such as W.E.B Dubois, Alain Locke, and Alice Childress.

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How Do We Transform the Field We’ve Inherited?

How Do We Transform the Field We’ve Inherited?

18 September 2023

Designer and Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) steering committee member Tara Houston reflects on the transformation that the LTC inspired in her own career, and how the interventions at LTC convenings are helping Latinx theatremakers transform the theatre field.

Upcoming Livestreams

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Continuing Diane Rodriguez' Legacy

Continuing Diane Rodriguez' Legacy

The Diane Awardees in Conversation

Tuesday 3 October 2023
United States

Join the Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) in celebrating the 2022 and 2023 recipients of the Diane Rodriguez Teatrista Award on Tuesday 3 October from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EDT (Boston, UTC -4). Patricia Garza and Adriana Gaviria will be in conversation about their careers, learnings from their mentors and Diane, and their hope for the Latine theatre field.

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