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Content in this section is created by or highlights the work of Latinx theatremakers from around the world. Start with the Journal series Taking the Temperature about issues facing Latinx theatre artists in the United States, or with the video series Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour. Looking for more? Check out the Latinx Theatre Commons, a national movement to transform the narrative of the American theatre and a flagship program of HowlRound.

The Latest

Announcing the 2023 LTC Designer and Director Colaboratorio!
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Announcing the 2023 LTC Designer and Director Colaboratorio!
by Latinx Theatre Commons
5 December 2022
Rejecting Local and National Borders in La Carpa De La Frontera
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Rejecting Local and National Borders in La Carpa De La Frontera
by Maria Patrice Amon
3 October 2022
Shakespeare in Gdansk: A Vessel for Past, Present, and Future
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Shakespeare in Gdansk: A Vessel for Past, Present, and Future
by Monica Payne
29 September 2022
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Creativity in Strange Times / Creatividad en tiempos extraños
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Creativity in Strange Times / Creatividad en tiempos extraños

Making Performance with a "Lockdown Aesthetic" / Haciendo las obras con un "Lockdown Estética"

2 December 2020

Cris Tengono talks about how, thanks to the pandemic, a virtual artistic world has begun to develop in Colombia—one of infinite possibilities and without borders, where nationalities do not matter—and shares some of the work that has come out of it.

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Seven Performers Living in Bogotá / Siete artistas viviendo en Bogotá
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Seven Performers Living in Bogotá / Siete artistas viviendo en Bogotá

Actions and Reflections to Cope with the “New Normal” / Acciones y Reflexiones para Afrontar la "Nueva Normalidad"

1 December 2020

Michelle Yemayá notes that while Colombian theatre artists have found ways to face the unexpected changes this year, artists are still struggling to stay afloat. She talks about how she has adapted her practice under the circumstances and shares the stories of three other artists living and working as artists in Colombia right now. / Michelle Yemayá ha notado que, si bien los artistas del teatro colombiano han encontrado formas de enfrentar los cambios inesperados de este año, la lucha por mantenerse a flote es constante. Habla sobre cómo ha adaptado su práctica a las circunstancias y comparte las historias de otras tres personas que en este momento viven y trabajan como artistas en Colombia.

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The Colombia Outside My Apartment / La Colombia afuera de mi apartamento
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The Colombia Outside My Apartment / La Colombia afuera de mi apartamento

What I Learned From the Quarantine / Lo que aprendí de la cuarentena

30 November 2020

In the intro article to the Colombia series, Carl(os) Roa, a Latinx artist from Philadelphia who made art in Bogotá last year, poses the question “What are the ways in which Colombia’s arts communities are just as fragmented as those in the United States” and shares how uplifting it has been to watch artists in the Bogotanx theatre community adapt to new realities brought on by the pandemic.

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Action and Reaction / Acción Y Reacción
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Action and Reaction / Acción Y Reacción

The Experience of a Chilensis Clown Circus Theatre Company / Experiencia de una compañía chilensis de circo teatro payasx

11 November 2020

Members of Chile’s Compañía Siató—Valentina Paz Berger Correa, Jean Carlo Montecinos Carreño, Hernán Enrique Huerta Vargas, and Felipe Jesús Pereira Godoy—discuss clowning across Latin America; their show Sacrilegio, which denounces and ridicules religion, the church, and the police; the political duty of the artist; and more.

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Conversations on Playwriting and Social Unrest in Chile
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Conversations on Playwriting and Social Unrest in Chile

A discussion of Chile’s exciting feminist vanguard and the performance of gender in Chilean theatre

Friday 25 September 2020
United States

The Theatre Arts and Latin American and Latinx Studies Programs at the University of Pennsylvania and Interdram, the Theatrical Platform for New Playwriting, presented the first of two Conversations on Playwriting and Social Unrest in Chile livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 25 September 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 1 p.m. CLST (Santiago, UTC -3).

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A Performance of Re-Re-Generation
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A Performance of Re-Re-Generation

Re-imagining performances originally created for Re-Fest 2020, CultureHub’s annual festival that brings together artists, technologists, and activists

Saturday 19 September 2020
Los Angeles, California

CultureHub LA presented a performance Re-Re-Generation livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 19 September 2020 at 7 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7) / 9 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 10 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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Staging Bilingual Classical Theatre
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Staging Bilingual Classical Theatre

15 September 2020

Carla Della Gatta offers strategies and considerations for theatremakers who are looking to create bilingual or semi-bilingual renditions of the canonized classics.

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Celebrating the Legacy Lessons of Theatre Artist Diane Rodriguez
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Celebrating the Legacy Lessons of Theatre Artist Diane Rodriguez

The Opening Session for LTA/LA's Convening: Awake and Activate

Friday 17 July 2020
Los Angeles, California

The Latinx Theatre Alliance LA presented Celebrating the Legacy Lessons of Theatre Artist Diane Rodriguez, the Opening Session for LTA/LA's Convening: Awake and Activate livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 17 July 2020 at 7 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 9 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 10 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Rickerby Hinds
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Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Rickerby Hinds

A Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

Monday 29 June 2020
Untied States

Tlaloc Rivas presented the Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Rickerby Hinds livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 29 June 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m. MDT (Denver) / 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 20:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

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Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Colman Domingo
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Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Colman Domingo

A Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

Friday 26 June 2020
United States

Tlaloc Rivas presented the Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Colman Domingo livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 26 June 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m. MDT (Denver) / 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 20:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Fernanda Coppel.
Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Fernanda Coppel
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Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Fernanda Coppel

A Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

Monday 22 June 2020
United States

Tlaloc Rivas presented the Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Fernanda Coppel livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 22 June 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m. MDT (Denver) / 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 20:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Hilary Bettis.
Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Hilary Bettis
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Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Hilary Bettis

A Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

Friday 19 June 2020
United States

Tlaloc Rivas presented the Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Hilary Bettis livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 19 June 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m. MDT (Denver) / 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 20:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Octavio Solis.
Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Octavio Solis
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Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Octavio Solis

A Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

Monday 15 June 2020
United States

Tlaloc Rivas presented the Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Octavio Solis livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 15 June 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m. MDT (Denver) / 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 20:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Brian Quijada.
Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Brian Quijada
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Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Brian Quijada

A Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

Friday 12 June 2020
United States

Tlaloc Rivas presented the Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Brian Quijada livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 12 June 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m. MDT (Denver) / 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 20:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Marissa Chibas.
Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Marissa Chibas
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Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Marissa Chibas

A Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

Monday 8 June 2020
United States

Tlaloc Rivas presented the Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Marissa Chibas livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 8 June 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m. MDT (Denver) / 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 20:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Diana Burbano.
Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Diana Burbano
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Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Diana Burbano

A Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

Friday 5 June 2020
United States

Tlaloc Rivas presented the Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Diana Burbano livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 5 June 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m. MDT (Denver) / 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 20:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Herbert Siguenza.
Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Herbert Siguenza
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Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Herbert Siguenza

A Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

Monday 1 June 2020
United States

Tlaloc Rivas presented Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Herbert Siguenza livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 1 June 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m. MDT (Denver) / 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 20:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Martin Zimmerman.
Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Martín Zimmerman
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Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Martín Zimmerman

A Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

Friday 29 May 2020
United States

Tlaloc Rivas presented Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Martín Zimmerman livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 29 May 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m. MDT (Denver) / 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 20:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Mando Alvarado.
Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Mando Alvarado
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Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Mando Alvarado

A Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

Monday 25 May 2020
United States

Tlaloc Rivas presented Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Mando Alvarado livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 25 May 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m. MDT (Denver) / 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 20:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Haygen-Brice Walker
Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Haygen-Brice Walker
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Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Haygen-Brice Walker

A Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

Friday 22 May 2020
United States

Tlaloc Rivas presented Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Haygen-Brice Walker livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 22 May 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m. MDT (Denver) / 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 20:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

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This is Not a Rhetorical Question
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This is Not a Rhetorical Question

Neoliberal Identity Politics in Current Casting Practices

21 May 2020

Carmen Aguirre talks identity politics and the casting of Latinx plays in Canada.

Josefina López
Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Josefina López
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Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Josefina López

A Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

Monday 18 May 2020
United States

Tlaloc Rivas presented Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Josefina López livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 18 May 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m. MDT (Denver) / 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 20:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Charise Castro Smith.
Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Charise Castro-Smith
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Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Charise Castro-Smith

A Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

Saturday 16 May 2020
United States

Tlaloc Rivas presented Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Charise Castro Smith livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 16 May 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m. MDT (Denver) / 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 20:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

José Rivera.
Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with José Rivera
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Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with José Rivera

A 5-week Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

Monday 11 May 2020
United States

Tlaloc Rivas presented Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with José Rivera livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 11 May 2020 at 3pm EDT (New York) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m. MDT (Denver) / 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 20:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

two actors onstage
Who’s Afraid of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz?
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Who’s Afraid of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz?

Transatlantic Performances of Los empeños de una casa (The House of Desires)

11 May 2020

Esther Fernández discusses how the emerging field of transnational studies is illuminating when it comes to early modern Hispanic theatre and uses productions of Sor Juana’s The House of Desires to dive into the topic.