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Nancy Garcia Loza

Nancy García Loza is the Co—Founder/Executive Director/Producer of Colectivo El Pozo, a Spanish language/bilingual Chicago based theater company, founded in 2012. During this same year, García Loza joined ALTA Chicago—Alliance of Latino Theater Artists (founded by Tanya Saracho & Ricardo Gutiérrez) as an administrative associate. In 2013, she joined the Advisory Committee for HowlRound’s Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC), attended the historic 2013 LTC National Convening-Boston, and just recently became a member of LTC’s Café Onda Editorial Board. Previous projects also include freelance marketing for Teatro Vista & Collaboraction’s co-production of the 2012 YO SOLO Festival of Latino Solo Shows. She is currently writing her first play as part of ALTA Chicago’s first annual Latino Playwrights Circle: El Semillero.

The Inaugural Latina/o Studies Conference
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The Inaugural Latina/o Studies Conference

Reflections on the Long Table & Good Company

26 August 2014

I walk away, reflection upon reflection, moved and inspired. Even now, the questions that came up at the long table stay with me: What is your fire? What is it that you are here to uniquely do? As many of us prepare to meet again in Los Angeles this fall, we will keep these questions in mind. I can’t help but to think back to the idea of a spherical journey, which is the unstoppable future of the LTC and Latina/o theater in this the US.

ALTA Chicago
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ALTA Chicago

Unlocking the Dream Box

2 August 2014

The ALTA Unified General Auditions reminded us, and the theater community at large, of the breadth of Latina/o theater talent that is multiplying and thriving in our beloved windy city. The goal of the Unified General Auditions was to serve as a resource for the participants and also to anchor them in the broader Chicago Latina/o theater community. In doing so, ALTA fulfilled one of the most important aspects of our organization’s purpose: to give Latina/o actors, both new and old, a sense of community and the warmth of a home effectively achieved through alliance and advocacy.