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Radical Ideas Welcome
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Radical Ideas Welcome

What Should the Latinx Theatre Commons Do Next?

13 September 2018

Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) Producer Abigail Vega reflects on the last six years of programming, and encourages the community to submit ideas for future LTC programming.

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Curating Courage and the Future of Latinx Theatre / Valentía Curatorial y el Futuro del Teatro Latinx
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Curating Courage and the Future of Latinx Theatre / Valentía Curatorial y el Futuro del Teatro Latinx

1 August 2018

Playwright Georgina Escobar reflects on the curation of the 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) Carnaval of New Latinx Work: ¡ConeXión!, which took place 19-21 July 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. / Escritora Georgina Escobar refleja sobre la curación del 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons Carnaval de Obras Nuevas, cual fue el 19-21 de Julio del 2018 en Chicago, Illinois.

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ConeXión and Aesthetic Resistance at the 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons Carnaval
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ConeXión and Aesthetic Resistance at the 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons Carnaval

6 August 2018

Regan Postma-Montaño reports on the 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons' Carnaval of New Latinx Work, which took place on 19-21 July in Chicago, Illinois.

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.

Coming Full Circle
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Coming Full Circle

The 2017 LTC International Convening

21 December 2017

Carla Della Gatta and Marci R. McMahon look back on the 2017 Encuentro de las Américas International Theatre Festival that took place 2-12 November at the Latino Theatre Center in Los Angeles, California.

The Circle Then, The Circle Now
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The Circle Then, The Circle Now

The Latinx Theatre Commons at Four Years

12 November 2017

An overview of the history and progression of the Latinx Theatre Commons by Brian Herrera, as the LTC enters its fifth year of cross-cultural collaboration and lifting up and strengthening Latinx and Latin American Theatre.

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 Composition of Latinx Aesthetics
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The Composition of Latinx Aesthetics

23 August 2017

Georgina Escobar reflects on the past four years of Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) convenings, and developing an understanding of “Latinx aesthetics.”

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#LTCseattle

Flooring It with Espírito

14 May 2016

Elaine Ávila writes about her experience at the Latinx Theatre Commons convening in Seattle, WA.

A Leap of Faith to Seattle
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A Leap of Faith to Seattle

3 March 2016

Armando Huipe describes the organizing principles behind the upcoming Latina/o Theatre Commons convening in Seattle, WA.

#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 Latinx Theare Commons Dallas Regional Convening.

Confessions of a Convert
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Confessions of a Convert

22 August 2015

Lisa Portes on the power of shared leadership and collective action as embodied by the Latinx Theatre Commons.

Presente
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Presente

A Roll Call of New Latina/o Plays

29 April 2015

The twelve plays to be showcased at Carnaval 2015 are just the tip of the iceberg. The totality of the plays submitted for consideration represents the depth and breadth of artistic ambition within the Latina/o theatremaking community.

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Welcome to the New Café Onda!
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Welcome to the New Café Onda!

20 July 2014

We are committed to providing a safe, crowd-sourced space for online dialogue and discussions around the topic of Latina/o theater. As the definitions of Latinidad and Latina/o theater continue to shift and evolve, so will Café Onda / Nos dedicaremos a proveer un espacio positivo, creado de opiniones publicas donde las conversaciones acerca de los temas de el teatro Latino/a puedan florecer. Así como es cambiante e indefinida la identificación académica y artística de lo que es Latinidad y el teatro que lo representa, así también Café Onda será siempre cambiante y evolucionará en forma colectiva.

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Our Digital Present
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Our Digital Present

11 October 2014

Café Onda (the Journal of the Latinx Theatre Commons) can’t make all our virtual dreams come true, but this space can celebrate the dynamic creativity and connectivity of Latina/o theatermakers as together we build our digital present.

Encuentro 2014
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Encuentro 2014

Moving Forward, Never Forgetting the Past

2 November 2014

Professor Jorge Huerta gives a short overview about the precedents that led to the historic and revolutionizing event, focusing on the growth of Chicano/a theatre festivals since 1970. 

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Latinx Theatre Commons National Convening
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Latinx Theatre Commons National Convening

Day One

1 November 2013

The Latina/o Theatre Commons National Convening has finally arrived in Boston. 78 Latina/o artist converged together for the biggest meeting since 1986.

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Latinx Theatre Commons National Convening
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Latinx Theatre Commons National Convening

Day Two

2 November 2013

Day two of the Latinx Theatre Commons results in a declared Latina/o Theatre Day in Boston, a quandary of if there needs to be Latina/o theatre, and the strength to make their own table.

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Latinx Theatre Commons National Convening
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Latinx Theatre Commons National Convening

Day Three

3 November 2013

Day three of the Latinx Theatre Commons asks for everyone to make a commitment to mentoring and being a mentee to each other in order to continue building community.