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Jose Luis Valenzuela

José Luis Valenzuela is the Artistic Director of the Latino Theater Company and the Los Angeles Theatre Center (The LATC) and a professor of theatre atUCLA where he heads the MFA Directing Program. This summer he directed Peer Gynt at the Ibsen Theater in Norway. He is the recipient of the prestigious Ann C. Rosenfield Community Partnership Award. As the Artistic Director of The LATC, José Luis has been responsible for developing the artistic vision and organizational mission, translating ideals into artistic programming and overseeing its implementation. The LATC produces and presents programming that represents the diversity of Los Angeles. 

Encuentro de las Américas Manifesto / El manifiesto del Encuentro de las Américas 
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Encuentro de las Américas Manifesto / El manifiesto del Encuentro de las Américas 

13 November 2017

Jose Luis Valenzuela delivers an Encuentro de las Américas Manifesto as a part of the 2017 Latinx Theatre Commons International Convening in Los Angeles, California.

Carnaval 2015 Opening Remarks
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Carnaval 2015 Opening Remarks

24 July 2015

Lisa Portes, P. Carl, and José Luis Valenzuela offer opening remarks on Carnaval 2015 at the Theatre School at DePaul University.

Encuentro 2014 Manifesto
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Encuentro 2014 Manifesto

7 November 2014

This manifesto was delivered by José Luis Valenzuela as part of the opening session of the Latina/o Theatre Commons National Convening held at the Los Angeles Theatre Center’s Encuentro 2014 on Thursday, November 6, 2014.

In Dialogue with José Luis Valenzuela
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In Dialogue with José Luis Valenzuela

13 August 2014

Jamie Gahlon interviews José Luis Valenzuela on the LATC and the upcoming Encuentro 2014: A National Latina/o Theatre Festival.

Calling Future American Theater Leaders
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Calling Future American Theater Leaders

We Want You!

8 August 2014

The Los Angeles Theater Center (LATC) in downtown Los Angeles is looking for ten arts leaders of various backgrounds who represent the future leadership of the American theater to apply to our newly minted Artistic Leaders Fellowship. The Fellowship will take place from October 1 through November 21, 2014 at The LATC, and run concurrently with the 2014 LATC Encuentro—the largest National Latina/o theater festival in over twenty-five years. // El Los Angeles Theater Center (LATC), localizado en el centro de Los Ángeles, busca a 10 diversos líderes en las artes que representan el futuro liderato del Teatro Americano para que soliciten la nueva beca llamada Artistic Leaders Fellowship. Este programa se llevará a cabo del 1 de octubre al 21 de noviembre en el LATC en paralelo con el Encuentro LATC 2014—el festival nacional latino más grande en la nación en los pasados veinticinco años.

Announcing the 2014 LATC Encuentro
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Announcing the 2014 LATC Encuentro

A National Latina/o Theatre Festival

17 June 2014

The Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC), in association with the Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC), is proud to announce the 2014 LATC Encuentro: A National Latina/o Theatre Festival. This groundbreaking festival will be the largest national Latina/o theater festival in over twenty-five years, bringing together 100 artists from across the country to explore the aesthetic, thematic, and cultural diversity in the field.

Towards a National Latina/o Festival, Planning an Encuentro in Los Angeles
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Towards a National Latina/o Festival, Planning an Encuentro in Los Angeles

31 October 2013

The  multi-layered commitment is in hopes of finding out what is unique to the needs of U.S Latina/o theatre and how it reflects the changing landscape of American theatre.