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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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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.

The Latinx Theatre Commons National Convening at Emerson College
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The Latinx Theatre Commons National Convening at Emerson College

Thursday 31 October to Saturday 2 November 2013
Boston, MA, United States
Participate in the Latinx Theatre Commons National Convening in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami & New York City
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Participate in the Latinx Theatre Commons National Convening in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami & New York City

31 October - 2 November 2013
Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, & New York City; United States
2016 Latinx Theatre Commons Pacific Northwest Regional convening
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2016 Latinx Theatre Commons Pacific Northwest Regional convening

The 2016 Latinx Theatre Commons Pacific Northwest Regional convening brought together over eighty Latinx and allied teatristas or theatremakers to the Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre, University of Washington School of Drama in Seattle, Washington to engage in a national dialogue on the building a

Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month 2020
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Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

In celebration of 2020 Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month, we encourage readers to explore these superlative essays from past HowlRound contributors.

Remembering Diane Rodriguez 
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Remembering Diane Rodriguez 

Actress, director, playwright, and producer Diane Rodriguez passed on April 10, 2020, in Los Angeles, of cancer.

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

Latinx Theatre Commons

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