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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. 

 

 

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Building a Future on Our Terms
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Building a Future on Our Terms

The Latinx Theatre Commons Announces Four Years of Programming

17 December 2019

Armando Huipe, new Latinx Theatre Commons producer, announces the next four years of programming which include the Creative Renewal Retreat, a Comedy Carnaval, and furthering the internal work of anti-oppression, coalition building, and combating colorism.

2019 Latinx Theatre Commons Miami Regional Convening 
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2019 Latinx Theatre Commons Miami Regional Convening 

12-14 July 2019
Florida International University
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Announcing the Publication of Encuentro: Latinx Performance for the New American Theater
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Announcing the Publication of Encuentro: Latinx Performance for the New American Theater

16 May 2019

The Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) announces the publication of Encuentro: Latinx Performance for the New American Theater, a new anthology of Latinx plays and performances that emerged from the Encuentro 2014 National Latina/o Festival.

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Introducing Armando Huipe, Our New Latinx Theatre Commons Producer!
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Introducing Armando Huipe, Our New Latinx Theatre Commons Producer!

16 April 2019

Join us in welcoming Armando, our new Latinx Theatre Commons Producer!

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, Texas for our first convening dedicated to work for young people!

Thursday 24 January to Saturday 26 January 2019
University of Texas at Austin & the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
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Are you the next Latinx Theatre Commons Producer?
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Are you the next Latinx Theatre Commons Producer?

17 December 2018

Are you excited about organizing and growing the Latinx Theatre Commons, and interested in implementing the LTC mission, vision, and values through our unique programming? You might be a great fit for us!

2018 Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) Carnaval of New Latinx Work Opening Ceremonies
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2018 Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) Carnaval of New Latinx Work Opening Ceremonies

Thursday 19 July 2018
Chicago, IL, United States
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!

2017 Latinx Theatre Commons International Convening at the Encuentro de las Américas Festival
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2017 Latinx Theatre Commons International Convening at the Encuentro de las Américas Festival

Thursday 9 November to Sunday 12 November
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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.

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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 Latina/o Theatre Commons. 

The 2016 Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) New York City Convening
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The 2016 Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) New York City Convening

3 December 2016
New York City, NY, United States
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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 Latinx Theatre Commons’ New York City Regional Convening.

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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 Latinx 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.

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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.

The Latinx Theatre Commons’ 2015 Carnaval of New Latina/o Work
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The Latinx Theatre Commons’ 2015 Carnaval of New Latina/o Work

Thursday 23 July to Saturday 25 July 2015
Chicago, IL, United States
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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.

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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 Latinx 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.  

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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.

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

17 October 2014

The 2014 Latinx 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.

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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.