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Emily Aguilar

Emily Aguilar is a theatre artist, educator and scholar working to ignite social action around gender and racial justice. She holds an MFA in Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities from the University of Texas at Austin, a certificate in Women's and Gender Studies from the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and a certificate in Arts and Cultural Management and Entrepreneurship from the LBJ School of Public Affairs. She has led workshops and courses in applied theatre and community-based storytelling with several organizations such as ZACH Theatre, the Indigenous Cultures Institute, the Performing Justice Project, Travis County Juvenile Probation Center, Hays County Juvenile Justice Center, Camp Mosaic for Isma’ili Muslim youth, Voices Against Violence, and Teatro Vivo, for which she also serves on the Board of Directors. Emily also serves on the Steering Committee for the Latinx Theatre Commons. She is on faculty at Bowling Green State University, where she runs the Theatre for Youth and Arts Management programs, and is a faculty affiliate in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. 

2019 Latinx Theatre Commons Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Sin Fronteras Festival & Convening
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2019 Latinx Theatre Commons Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Sin Fronteras Festival & Convening

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Join the LTC in Austin, TX for our first convening dedicated to work for young people!

24-26 January 2019
University of Texas at Austin, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
#OscarsSoWhite
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#OscarsSoWhite

Does Validation Matter?

27 February 2016

Emily Aguilar Thomas talks with Latina/o artists about why how the lack of representation at the Oscars matters to theatre.

Curtain Call
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Curtain Call

Moments from Café Onda 2015

27 December 2015

The Café Onda editorial board celebrates the past year.

Cafecito
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Cafecito

Milta Ortiz

18 September 2015

Emily Aguilar Thomas interviews Milta Ortiz about the inspiration for her play Más and thoughts on the future of American theatre.

Teatro Con Tenacidad
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Teatro Con Tenacidad

the Shape of Latina/o Theatre in Austin

19 June 2015

In the second installment of our series on Latina/o theatre in Texas, Roxanne Schroeder-Arce and Emily Aguilar Thomas highlight the breadth of work happening in Austin.