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

Neoliberal Identity Politics in Current Casting Practices

by Carmen Aguirre
21 May 2020
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
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From the World Theatre Map
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The Moment
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The Moment

30 October 2013

This series on the Latinx Theatre Commons explores the origins, journey, challenges and the future of Latina/o theater in America. This edition: Tlaloc Rivas remembers the moment he realized he was Chicano.

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Performance of Teatro Luna's Luna Unlaced, a choose-your-own-adventure play at Emerson College
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Performance of Teatro Luna's Luna Unlaced, a choose-your-own-adventure play at Emerson College

Monday 28 October 2013
Boston, MA, United States

The Ladies of Teatro Luna—Chicago's All-Latina Theatre Company—invited you to participate in Luna Unlaced, a choose your own adventure play, performed at Emerson College in Boston and livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 28 October 2013 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 8 p.m. EDT (Boston).

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Bay Area Latino Theatre Artists Network
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Bay Area Latino Theatre Artists Network

Forging Sustainable Connections Both Locally and Nationally

29 October 2013

What’s the next step when we’ve done this before and nothing has changed? The Bay Area Latino theatre artists reflect on historical patterns to find the answer of what’s next.

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The 2nd Annual One-Minute Play Festival of Latina/o Voices at INTAR
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The 2nd Annual One-Minute Play Festival of Latina/o Voices at INTAR

Sunday 27 October 2013

The One-Minute Play Festival & INTAR Theatre presented The 2nd Annual One-Minute Play Festival of Latina/o Voices livestreamed on the global, commons based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 27 October at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York) from INTAR in New York City. Use Twitter hashtags #1MPF and #howlround.

Latina/o Theater and Performance
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Latina/o Theater and Performance

Looking Back, Going Forward Together

28 October 2013

The 2013 convening is a time to think of defining who, what, and where Latina/o theatre is currenting in reflection of where it has come from and where it can go!

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Ramping up for the Latino Theatre Commons National Convening — #cafeonda

28 October 2013

The following videos were recorded in March 2013 when the steering committee of the Latino Theater Commons National Convening gathered at HowlRound, Emerson College for the first time. Learn more about this week's upcoming first large-scale formal gathering of the Latina/o theatre community since 1986.

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Latinx Theater Commons
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Latinx Theater Commons

Advancing the Field

27 October 2013

As the Latinx Theatre Commons approach their first national convening this month, Anne Garcia-Romero offers the following overview of their efforts to date.

No Holds Barrio: Latina/o Theatre into the Future Panel at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
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No Holds Barrio: Latina/o Theatre into the Future Panel at Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Saturday 26 October 2013
Ashland, OR, United States

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival presented a panel discussion No Holds Barrio: Latina/o Theatre into the Future livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 26 October 2013 at 4:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 6:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 7:30 p.m. EDT (New York) as part of the Latina/o Play Project. The event will be a frank talk about making art and creating inclusion for Latinos in the professional field.

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Taking the Temperature
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Taking the Temperature

Understanding Latinidad

19 October 2013

"The field is not yielding the actors I need yet, and I'm wondering why this is so. So they're either not being trained properly or the pool is not diverse enough. For example, if I need a light skinned bilingual actor who can do a believable Northern Mexican accent—the casting pool is limited."

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Taking the Temperature
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Taking the Temperature

Student Access to Latina/o Plays

11 October 2013

The second of three blogs detailing some of the participants of the Latinx Theatre Commons National Convening. Here are the results to inquiry about how to better support students’ access to Latina/o plays.

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Taking the Temperature
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Taking the Temperature

The Political Climate & Latina/o Theater

4 October 2013

In preparation for the upcoming Latinx Theatre Commons National Convening, the Steering Committee asked how the political climate has changed participant's ability to do their work

Learning to be Lusitanian Latina
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Learning to be Lusitanian Latina

26 September 2013

Elaine Ávila explains why she does not define herself as Latina, but takes accepts that designation with the highest honors.

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Welcome to Café Onda!
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Welcome to Café Onda!

20 September 2013

Bienvenidos! We would like to welcome you to Café Onda, an online gathering space in partnership with HowlRound that will feature regular content of the Latinx Theatre Commons.

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The Latino Theater Alliance/Encuentro 2013 in Los Angeles
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The Latino Theater Alliance/Encuentro 2013 in Los Angeles

Saturday 13 July 2013
Los Angeles, CA, United States

The Latino Theater Alliance/Los Angeles presented a conversation from the 2013 Encuentro livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 13 July at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 12 p.m.-3 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m.-4 p.m. EDT (New York). 

A Conversation With Luis Valdez at the Dallas Latino Cultural Center
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A Conversation With Luis Valdez at the Dallas Latino Cultural Center

Friday 7 June 2013
Dallas, TX, United States

The Dallas Latino Cultural Center presents a Conversation With Luis Valdez, Founding Artistic Director Of El Teatro Campesino, as a part of their Lecture Series symposium on the state of Latino theatre in the United States livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 7 June 2013 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York).

Establishing Latino Theater Alliances within Texas and Across the Nation by Dallas Latino Cultural Center
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Establishing Latino Theater Alliances within Texas and Across the Nation by Dallas Latino Cultural Center

Friday 7 June 2013
Dallas, TX, United States

 Dallas Latino Cultural Center presented the Teatro Alianza of North Texas Organizations meeting livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 7 June at 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 5pm-7:30 pm EDT (New York). To participate in online conversation, search and use Twitter hashtag #howlround in your tweets.

The Happiest Song Plays Last at The Goodman Theatre, Chicago
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The Happiest Song Plays Last at The Goodman Theatre, Chicago

21 May 2013

Dani Snyder-Young discusses The Happiest Song Plays Last by Quiara Alegría Hudes, and asks: how do we invite diverse audiences into this exploration?

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Live on #NEWPLAY TV
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Live on #NEWPLAY TV

Latinx Theater Commons Steering Committee Convening

21 March 2013

Livestreaming of the Latinx Theater Commons Steering Committee on updating the American narrative of Latina/os in the theatre

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Speaking the Unspoken
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Speaking the Unspoken

Invisible Latino Immigrants of the Reconstruction & St. Claude A Gentrification Tool)

18 January 2013

Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evildoers explores the persecution of immigrants, and segregation of art in New Orleans.

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Performance of the New York One-Minute Play Festival of Latino Voices at INTAR Theatre
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Performance of the New York One-Minute Play Festival of Latino Voices at INTAR Theatre

Sunday 18 November 2012
New York, NY, United States

The One-Minute Play Festival & INTAR Theatre presented The New York One-Minute Play Festival of Latino Voices livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 18 November 2012.

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Southwest Detroit
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Southwest Detroit

13 August 2012

Lisa Luevanos discusses art and Latino culture in the Southwest Detroit community.

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Latinx Theatre Commons
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Latinx Theatre Commons

Updating the US Narrative

9 August 2012

Anne Garcia-Romero on the genesis of the Latinx Theatre Commons. 

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A Manifesto
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A Manifesto

22 June 2011

Richard Montoya, of the theater group Culture Clash, delivers his theatrical manifesto; one of outside the lines, in every way. 

My Body, My Words
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My Body, My Words

6 June 2011

Tracing the family she's created artistically and socially, Virginia Grise writes about art-making as a process of survival, self-actualization, and community building.

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Latinx and Latin American Theatre for Young Audiences
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Latinx and Latin American Theatre for Young Audiences

This series discusses Latinx theatre for young audiences, as a lead up to the 2019 Latinx Theatre Commons Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Sin Fronteras Festival & Convening.