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Florida International University
12-14 July 2019

2019 Latinx Theatre Commons Miami Regional Convening 

Join the Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) in Miami for our first convening in Florida! 

12-14 July 2019

The 2019 Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) Miami Regional Convening (“Miami in Motion!”) will take place over the weekend of 12-14 July 2019, with optional programming on 11 July, and will feature a series of panels, breakout sessions, cafecitos, performances, and site visits to Miami Latinx theatres. The Convening will also coincide with the opening weekend of Teatro Avante’s 34th International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami. Miami in Motion! will gather artists, scholars, administrators, and advocates from the Miami Latinx Theater community and beyond to share work and methodologies, and to experience the vibrant and varied forms of storytelling illuminating the abundant creative talent of this rapidly growing “Magic City.” The Convening will also provide space for networking and interdisciplinary collaborative opportunities, and engage in dialogue aimed at advancing career sustainability and engendering an ecosystem for artists to thrive in all stages of life.


2019 LTC Miami In Motion! (Regional Convening) Schedule


DAY 1: FRIDAY, 12 JULY 2019

11:30a - 1:00p

Covening Check-In

12:00p - 1:00p

First-Time Conveners Session: What is the LTC?

1:00p - 2:15p

Full group Session #1: Opening Ceremonies
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2:30p - 3:45p

Breakout Sessions

4:00p - 5:30p

Solo Performance: TBA

5:30p - 8:30p

Break / Dinner on Your Own (Little Havana)

8:30p - 10:30p

International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami Performance #1: Cartas de Jenny - La intrascedente de Jenny Masterson (Letters from Jenny - The Insignificant Epic of Jenny Masterson) (Chile) followed by a post show discussion with Dr. Beatriz Rizk



9:00a - 10:15a

Café y Trivia Breakfast

10:30a - 12:00p

Full Group Session #2
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12:00p - 1:30p

Lunch Break and Affinity Groups (provided)

1:30p - 2:45p

Breakout Sessions

3:00p - 4:30p

Staged Reading: Littleboy/Littleman by Rudi Goblen (produced by The Greenhouse)

4:45p - 6:00p

Full Group Session #3
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6:00p - 8:30p

Break / Dinner on Your Own (Wynwood)

8:30p - 10:00p

International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami Performance #2: La extinta poética (Extinct Poetics) (Spain)

10:00p - 11:30p

Optional Late Night Event: TBA


DAY 3: SUNDAY, 14 JULY 2019

9:00a - 12:30p

Family Time / Self-Care

12:30p - 2:00p

Family Lunch, facilitated by Parent-Artist Advocacy League (PAAL)
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2:00p - 3:15p

Breakout Sessions

3:30p - 5:00p

Full Group Session #4: Closing Ceremonies
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5:00p - 6:00p

Closing Reception


Centered in the only major American city founded by a woman and known as a gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, Miami in Motion! seeks to bring the Miami Latinx Theater community together to connect and reflect upon our histories. The goal of the convening is to look forward toward the future as active participants in the creative economy, as a recognized incubator of talent, and as a community who continues to push the boundaries of innovation and creativity. The convening dialogues will spotlight:

History, Environment, & Advancement of the Art Form: Continuing to build on the successes of prior convenings throughout the country, this will be LTC's first venture to the southeastern region of the United States. Conveners will explore questions such as: How do we identify, embrace and celebrate our uniqueness? How does education about our histories in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States help us to thoroughly understand why colorism continues to exist, and how can we individually contribute to end colorism? What future do we envision for our local theatrical landscape? How can we advance the art form through interdisciplinary and intercultural collaborations? How can we use new media and technologies to develop new forms of theater?

Work-Life Balance & Career Sustainability: Conversations around identifying the needs and concerns of Latinx artists who are caregivers and/or parent artists will also take center stage at this Convening. Work-life balance, advocacy, resources for caregiver and parent artists, entrepreneurship, support for the mid-career artist, and more will be topics of interest that will be present for the first time at an LTC Convening. Conveners will explore questions such as: What are the barriers to employment at different stages of life? What are the intersectional realities that impact career progression and a stable career trajectory? How do we take care of our aging artists? With an ever-growing retiree population, what intergenerational collaborations and conversations should be taking place? How do we retain talent in our city? What kind of artistic home are we aiming to provide our artists?

This convening is completely free to all attendees, but you must RSVP to attend. The RSVP process will begin 3 April 2019. Join the LTC mailing list to be the first to know when the process opens! 

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