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Claiming Our Places in the Legacy of Latinx Theatre
Essay

Claiming Our Places in the Legacy of Latinx Theatre

2 January 2024

In this installment of the Latinx Leaders at the Forefront series, artistic directors Mark Valdez and R. Réal Vargas Alanis discuss their work, diving into the impact of Latinx theatre and the Latinx renaissance in our midst.

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Searching a Way Forward
Essay

Searching a Way Forward

19 October 2020

Earlier this year, Mark Valdez, hungering for public discourse around the future of the American theatre field, prompted three arts leaders with the question, “What is our purpose now?” This piece kicks off the series of responses.

The Art Part: A Two-Person Theatre Conference
Video

The Art Part: A Two-Person Theatre Conference

with Todd London and Mark Valdez

Thursday 14 February 2019
New York City
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The Creation of a New Way of Living
Essay

The Creation of a New Way of Living

Interview with Shea Howell

16 August 2012

Mark Valdez chats with Shea Howell about Detroit.

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The Network of Ensemble Theaters' MicroFest USA
Essay

The Network of Ensemble Theaters' MicroFest USA

Part 1, Detroit

13 August 2012

Mark Valdez offers insight into the Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET) and hosting their first gathering in Detroit.

Searching a Way Forward
two people standing and talking
Series

Searching a Way Forward

Our present-day economic downturn and social upheaval are demanding that theatre institutions interrogate their work and structures. What we have known, what we have done, is no longer. We have to remake our field, our institutions, and our ways of making. How will we do that?

Ensembles and Universities
Series

Ensembles and Universities

A series on the intersection between universities and ensemble theatre companies.

Detroit, Michigan
Series

Detroit, Michigan

The story of Detroit is the story of our country. It chronicles the rise of industry and “world-class cities,” and also of class and racial oppression, leading to decline and ultimately, resurgence. This series takes a look at Detroit's thriving theatre scene.

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