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Kinan Valdez

Kinan is a director, writer, educator and life-long member of El Teatro Campesino. 

KINAN VALDEZ is a director, writer and ensemble member of El Teatro Campesino. Reared in the collective milieu of the famed social justice theater company, Kinan served as ETC’s Producing Artistic Director until 2016. As a director, Kinan explores the intersections between the mundane and the mythic. Aside from his theater work, Kinan is an educator at the University of California Santa Cruz and a national advisor for the Latinx Theatre Commons. 

 

Kinan Valdez and Jacob G. Padrón
Founding, Leading, and Carrying the Torch
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Founding, Leading, and Carrying the Torch

Kinan Valdez and Jacob G. Padrón in Conversation

27 January 2019

Kinan Valdez and Jacob G. Padrón talk about growing up in a theatre family, leadership in the Latinx community, the skills needed to be the artistic leader of a company, and more.