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The Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) is a national movement that uses a commons-based approach to transform the narrative of the American theatre, to amplify the visibility of Latinx performance making, and to champion equity through advocacy, art making, convening, and scholarship. The LTC is a flagship program of HowlRound. Our values include Service, Radical Inclusion, Transparency, Legacy & Leadership Cultivation, and Advancement of the Art Form. The actions of the LTC are championed by a volunteer Steering Committee made up of passionate Latinx theatremakers and scholars from across the country. The LTC Steering Committee a self-organized collective that has chosen to adopt a commons-based approach to advocate for Latinx theatre as a vital, significant presence in the New American Theatre. We foster emergent national leadership through an organic organizing method of activating our networks and expanding our circles of connection. We seek to celebrate diverse connections, honor our past with reflection, and envision our future with optimism and enthusiasm. 

 

 

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
Announcing the Six Playwrights Selected for the 2018 LTC Carnaval of New Latinx Work
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Announcing the Six Playwrights Selected for the 2018 LTC Carnaval of New Latinx Work

24 May 2018

The Latinx Theatre Commons Carnaval of New Latinx Work announces the six plays featured in this year's festival!

The Latinx Theatre Commons' Peter Zeisler Memorial Award Acceptance Speech
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The Latinx Theatre Commons' Peter Zeisler Memorial Award Acceptance Speech

14 June 2017

The Latinx Theatre Commons receives the Peter Zeisler Memorial Award.

Toward Inclusivity
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Toward Inclusivity

A message from the LTC

18 January 2017

The LTC steering committee announces a name change to the Latinx Theatre Commons. 

A Snapshot of Latinx Theatre in NYC
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A Snapshot of Latinx Theatre in NYC

28 November 2016

The Café Onda Editorial Board and New York City theatremakers talk about the Big Apple’s landscape of Latina/o/x theatre, in anticipation of the Latina/o Theatre Commons’ New York City Regional Convening.

Apply for the 2017 Encuentro de las Americas Festival
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Apply for the 2017 Encuentro de las Americas Festival

Celebrating Dynamic Contemporary Latinx and Latin American Theatre / Someta su solicitud para participar en el Festival Encuentro de las Américas 2017: Celebrando la dinámica del teatro contemporáne

11 October 2016

Following the success of the 2014 Encuentro, the LATC and LTC are now accepting applications to the 2017 Encuentro de las Americas (“Encuentro 2017”): Celebrating Dynamic Contemporary Latinx and Latin American Theatre, October 29-November 19, 2017.

Cultural Microaggressions in Theatre Reviews
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Cultural Microaggressions in Theatre Reviews

A Call for Dialogue

16 March 2016

The Latina/o Theatre Commons Steering Committee responds to a recent New York Times review containing a cultural microaggression.

Spotlight on the Regional Alliances
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Spotlight on the Regional Alliances

San Antonio Latino/a Theatre Alliance

5 August 2015

The final installment of the Café Onda series on Latina/o Theatre Regional Alliances focuses on San Antonio Latino/a Theatre Alliance.

Spotlight on the Regional Alliances
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Spotlight on the Regional Alliances

Colectivo Teatral Nuevo México

25 July 2015

The third installment of the Café Onda series on Regional Alliances focuses on Colectivo Teatral Nuevo México.

Spotlight on the Regional Alliances
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Spotlight on the Regional Alliances

Teatro In Austin

20 July 2015

The second installment of the Café Onda series on Regional Alliances focuses on Teatro In Austin.

Spotlight on the Regional Alliances
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Spotlight on the Regional Alliances

La Co-Op

18 July 2015

The first installment of the Café Onda series on Latina/o Theatre Regional Alliances focuses on La Cooperativa of NYC Latino/a Theatre Artists.

Join us at Carnaval 2015!
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Join us at Carnaval 2015!

1 May 2015

The Latina/o Theatre Commons Steering Committee invites you to attend Carnaval 2015, July 23-25 at the Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago.

Announcing the 2015 LTC Carnaval of New Latina/o Work
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Announcing the 2015 LTC Carnaval of New Latina/o Work

13 April 2015

The Latina/o Theatre Commons announces the lineup for the 2015 LTC Carnaval of New Latina/o Work, hosted by The Theatre School at DePaul University July 23-25th in Chicago.  

Call for Submissions for the Summer 2015 LTC Carnaval of New Latina/o Work
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Call for Submissions for the Summer 2015 LTC Carnaval of New Latina/o Work

31 October 2014

The Carnaval endeavors to increase the visibility of work by Latina/o playwrights and to encourage the production of that work in the nation’s theaters. The event will include eight readings of new work representing the four geographical regions of the United States; three pieces by master Latina/o directors devised with DePaul Theatre School students; and conversations between producers and the Latina/o theatermaking community.

Participate in The Latina/o Theatre Commons Second National Convening Nov. 6-9 at the Los Angeles Theatre Center's Encuentro 2014
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Participate in The Latina/o Theatre Commons Second National Convening Nov. 6-9 at the Los Angeles Theatre Center's Encuentro 2014

17 October 2014

The 2014 Latina/o Theatre Commons Second National Convening at Los Angeles Theatre Center's Encuentro 2014 runs November 6-9, 2014 and is open to all theatermakers, artists, scholars, administrators, and advocates with an interest in Latina/o theater (or the New American Theater). If you plan to come to any Convening events, please RSVP here no later than November 1, 2014.

We Want You at the 2014 LTC National Convening!
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We Want You at the 2014 LTC National Convening!

6 August 2014

To understand the deep impact Latina/o artists have had in our collective history, it is crucial to discuss the varied artistic expressions that exist within the polycultural Latina/o theater landscape. The Encuentro seeks to understand how and why we arrive to each form—be it community-based, avant-garde, ensemble-based, playwright-driven, devised, or experimental work. // Para poder entender el impacto que han tenido varios artistas Latinos/as en nuestra historia colectiva, es necesario discutir las varias formas de expresión artística existentes en nuestro territorio multi-cultural mediante el teatro Latino. Este Encuentro busca entender el como y el porque de cada proyecto escénico—sea teatro de la comunidad, avant-garde, colectivo, basado en material original y en el dramaturgo, teatro ideado, o experimental.

Hamilton’s Latinidad
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Hamilton’s Latinidad

A series of blogs discussing the impact of Hamilton on the Latinx community.

Pedagogy Notebook
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Pedagogy Notebook

In Pedagogy Notebook, artists, educators, and scholars share their process and work in the classroom, as a resource for educators and scholars looking to incorporate Latinx theatre.

Carnaval Playwrights
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Carnaval Playwrights

Interviews with playwrights participating in the 2015 Carnaval of New Latinx Work.

Latina/o Theatre Regional Alliances
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Latina/o Theatre Regional Alliances

A series of profiles of Latinx regional alliances from around the United States.

Taking the Temperature
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Taking the Temperature

Latina/o Theatre Commons

A series of articles by HowlRound on a few issues facing Latinx theatre artists in the United States.