Trevor Boffone

Trevor Boffone is a Houston-based scholar, educator, writer, dramaturg, producer, and the founder of the 50 Playwrights Project.

Trevor Boffone is a Houston-based scholar, educator, writer, dramaturg, producer, and the founder of the 50 Playwrights Project. He is a member of the National Steering Committee for the Latinx Theatre Commons and the Café Onda Editorial Board. Trevor produces the annual Sin Muros Latinx Theatre Festival at Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston, Texas. He has a Ph.D. in Latin@ Theatre and Literature from the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston where he holds a Graduate Certificate in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. He holds an MA in Hispanic Studies from Villanova University and a BA in Spanish from Loyola University New Orleans. Trevor researches the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and community in Chicanx and Latinx theatre and performance. His first book project, Eastside Latinidad: Josefina López, Community, and Social Change in Los Angeles, examines the textual and theatrical strategies of contemporary Latin@ theatremakers based in Boyle Heights that use performance as a tool to expand notions of Latinidad and (re)build a community that reflects this diverse and fluid identity. He is co-editing (with Teresa Marrero and Chantal Rodriguez) an anthology of Latinx plays from the Los Angeles Theatre Center’s Encuentro 2014 (2019, Northwestern University Press). His writing on contemporary Latintheatreer has appeared in Theatre Journal, Latin American Theatre Review, GESTOS, Label Me Latina/o, Gender Forum, The Rocky Mountain Review, El Mundo Zurdo 4, Voces del Caribe, Upstage, Café Onda, HowlRound, and Arts + Culture TX.

 

Reflections from the Latinx Theatre Commons María Irene Fornés Institute Symposium
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Reflections from the Latinx Theatre Commons María Irene Fornés Institute Symposium

30 April 2018

Trevor Boffone, Nelson Diaz-Marcano, Georgina Escobar, and Lauren Villegas reflect on the Latinx Theatre Commons María Irene Fornés Symposium on 14 April 2018 in Princeton, New Jersey.

When Disaster Strikes
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When Disaster Strikes

The Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Houston’s Small Theatres

31 August 2017

Trevor Boffone writes about the effects Hurricane Harvey has had on the theatre community in Houston, Texas.

Creating a Digital Archive of Latinx Playwriting
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Creating a Digital Archive of Latinx Playwriting

26 July 2017

Trevor Boffone, the creator of the 50 Playwrights Project, a digital archive of interviews with Latinx playwrights, discusses how he founded the website and what’s he’s learned since the project launch.

Gardens Bloom, Cultures Clash
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Gardens Bloom, Cultures Clash

Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías

15 June 2017

Trevor Boffone looks at the provocation of Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías in Houston and the conversations it’s starting about Latinx theatre.

Pedagogy Notebook
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Pedagogy Notebook

Responding to LGBT Homelessness in Emilio Rodriguez’s Swimming While Drowning

24 April 2017

Trevor Boffone writes about teaching Emilio Rodriguez’s Swimming While Drowning in an Intro to LGBT Studies class at the University of Houston.

New York’s Trinity of Latinx Theatres
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New York’s Trinity of Latinx Theatres

INTAR, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre/Pregones, and Repertorio Español

17 December 2016

Trevor Boffone, Maria Enriquez, and Oscar Franco, reflect on the 2016 Latinx Theatre Commons New York City Convening. 

Queering Machismo from Michoacán to Montrose
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Queering Machismo from Michoacán to Montrose

Purple Eyes by Josh Inocéncio

14 July 2016

Trevor Boffone on Josh Inocéncio’s solo show, Purple Eyes, presented in special collaboration with ProyectoTeatro in Austin, Texas. 

Demanding Action and Attention to Latina/o Theatre in Dallas
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Demanding Action and Attention to Latina/o Theatre in Dallas

Deferred Action by David Lozano and Lee Trull

30 June 2016

Trevor Boffone and Roxanne Schroeder-Arce on the Cara Mía Theatre Company and Dallas Theater Center coproduction of the new play Deferred Action in Dallas, Texas.

Houston, We Have a Problem! Excluding Latina/o Stories in Tejas
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Houston, We Have a Problem! Excluding Latina/o Stories in Tejas

19 June 2016

Trevor Boffone considers the Latina/o theatre scene in Houston.

Que Onda? with Alex Lacamoire, music director of Hamilton
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Que Onda? with Alex Lacamoire, music director of Hamilton

1 April 2016

Trevor Boffone interviews Hamilton’s music director, orchestrator, and co-arranger Alex Lacamoire about his journey as an artist, his Cuban heritage, and collaborating with Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Ham4Ham
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Ham4Ham

Taking Hamilton to the Streets

18 March 2016

Trevor Boffone discusses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s wildly popular Ham4Ham show, and how it fits into a Latina/o theatre tradition.

#LTCdallas
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#LTCdallas

Challenges, Opportunities, and Reflections of the Texas Latina/o Theatre Community

2 March 2016

Trevor Boffone reports on the Texas Latina/o Theare Commons Dallas Regional Convening.

Curtain Call
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Curtain Call

Moments from Café Onda 2015

27 December 2015

The Café Onda editorial board celebrates the past year.

Que Onda? with Josefina López and CASA 0101 Theater
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Que Onda? with Josefina López and CASA 0101 Theater

23 November 2015

Trevor Boffone interviews playwright Josefina López about CASA 0101, the theatre company she founded fifteen years ago, and how she’s become a leader in her community.

Cafecito
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Cafecito

Magdalena Gómez

27 August 2015

Trevor Boffone interviews playwright Magdalena Gómez about her work at Carnaval and beyond.

The State of Latina/o Theatre in Texas
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The State of Latina/o Theatre in Texas

5 June 2015

In the first of a seven-part series of posts about Latina/o theatre in Texas, Trevor Boffone summarizes the current conversation, and outlines the questions the series will address. 

Archiving the Past, Present, and Future of Teatro
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Archiving the Past, Present, and Future of Teatro

17 October 2014

My experiences doing archival research in Austin led me to question the current state of Latina/o theater and the growing need not only to return to the archives to learn about the past, but the urgent need we have to archive the present for the future.

The State of Latina/o Theatre in Texas
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The State of Latina/o Theatre in Texas

A series of articles detailing different Latinx companies in Texas.