Latinx and Latin American Theatre for Young Audiences

In the lead-up to the 2019 Latinx Theatre Commons Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Sin Fronteras Festival & Convening, I have invited Latinx and Latin American artists and scholars to offer thoughts on their own work and on the work of their fellow theatremakers. While I have attempted to include a range of voices, any group of individuals could only begin to represent the many, many distinct experiences and perspectives of those working in Latinx and Latin American TYA.

performer onstage with large-scale puppets
Bringing Latin American Theatre for Young Audiences to the World through Amazonas Network
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Bringing Latin American Theatre for Young Audiences to the World through Amazonas Network

9 January 2019

Bebê de Soares talks about her organization, Amazonas Network, and the work they’re doing to internationalize Latin American theatre for young audiences. 

a smiling woman dancing onstage
Latinx Theatre for Young Audiences
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Latinx Theatre for Young Audiences

Where We Are and Where We Must Go

8 January 2019

Ramón Esquivel looks at the recent history of Latinx theatre for young audiences, who is creating the work, and how the sector can grow.

a puppeteer maneuvers two skeleton puppets
Theatre for Children in a Mexico Before It Was Mexico / Representaciones para niños en el México antes de México
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Theatre for Children in a Mexico Before It Was Mexico / Representaciones para niños en el México antes de México

7 January 2019

Marco Novelo explores the little-known history of theatre for young audiences in Mexico. / Marco Novelo explora una historia poco conocida del teatro para niños en México.

two actors onstage
Sin Fronteras
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Sin Fronteras

Latinx and Latin American Theatre for Young Audiences

6 January 2019

Kicking off the Latinx theatre for young audiences series, Roxanne Schroeder-Arce talks about the upcoming LTC Sin Fronteras Festival and Convening, the importance of creating theatre for children and families, and more.

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