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Jorge Huerta

Prof. Huerta is Chancellor’s Associates Professor of Theatre, Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. He is a leading authority on contemporary Chicana/o and US Latina/o Theatre and a professional director. He has published widely, including Chicano Theatre: Themes and Forms and Chicano Drama: Performance, Society, and Myth. In 2007 he was awarded the Association for Theatre in Higher Education “Lifetime Achievement in Educational Theater” award. In 2008 he was recognized as the “Distinguished Scholar” by the American Society for Theatre Research. In 2009 he was honored by the California State Assembly for “Outstanding Achievement in Theatre Arts.”

The Legacy of Luis Valdez and El Teatro Campesino
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The Legacy of Luis Valdez and El Teatro Campesino

The First Fifty Years / El Legado de Luis Valdez y El Teatro Campesino: Los Primeros Cincuenta Años

5 December 2015

Dr. Jorge Huerta reflects on the birth, present, and enduring legacy of El Teatro Campesino on its fiftieth anniversary.

2015 LTC Carnaval Breakout Session Reflections
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2015 LTC Carnaval Breakout Session Reflections

4 September 2015

A report out on 2015 LTC Carnaval Breakout Sessions on advocacy, artmaking, convening/networking, and scholarship. 

Latino Theater Alliance/Los Angeles Writers’ Circle
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Latino Theater Alliance/Los Angeles Writers’ Circle

21 July 2015

A report on the Latino Theater Alliance/Los Angeles Writers Circle first annual Playwrights’ Nest Festival.

Encuentro 2014
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Encuentro 2014

Moving Forward, Never Forgetting the Past

2 November 2014

Professor Jorge Huerta gives a short overview about the precedents that led to the historic and revolutionizing event, focusing on the growth of Chicano/a theatre festivals since 1970. 

Latina/o Theater and Performance
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Latina/o Theater and Performance

Looking Back, Going Forward Together

28 October 2013

The 2013 convening is a time to think of defining who, what, and where Latina/o theatre is currenting in reflection of where it has come from and where it can go!