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Latinx Theatre

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.

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Livestreaming a Convening: Canales Abiertos / Open Channels
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Livestreaming a Convening: Canales Abiertos / Open Channels
Un Taller de Teatro Popular del Caribe desde Santiago de Cuba y Nueva Orleans / A Caribbean Theatre Workshop from Santiago de Cuba & New Orleans
Saturday 9 July 2022
Santiago de Cuba
Why Comedy? Why Now?: On the 2022 Latinx Theatre Commons Comedy Carnaval
Essay
Why Comedy? Why Now?: On the 2022 Latinx Theatre Commons Comedy Carnaval
by Trevor Boffone
23 June 2022
Best Medicine: Why We Need the 2022 LTC Comedy Carnaval
Essay
Best Medicine: Why We Need the 2022 LTC Comedy Carnaval
by Amelia Acosta Powell
9 June 2022
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A Manifesto
Essay

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
Essay

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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2016 Latinx Theatre Commons Pacific Northwest Regional convening
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2016 Latinx Theatre Commons Pacific Northwest Regional convening

The 2016 Latinx Theatre Commons Pacific Northwest Regional convening brought together over eighty Latinx and allied teatristas or theatremakers to the Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre, University of Washington School of Drama in Seattle, Washington to engage in a national dialogue on the building a Latinax Theatre movement in the Pacific Northwest.

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Theatre in Quarantine / Teatro en Cuarentena
Series

Theatre in Quarantine / Teatro en Cuarentena

Stories of Radical Adaptation, Survival, and Resistance from Colombian Theatre Artists / Cuentas de adaptación radical, supervivencia y la resistencia de artistas de teatro colombianos

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on many artists’ livelihoods, but especially performance and theatre artists. From the lens of a group of queer artists, this series offers a hyper-specific look at how artists living in Bogotá have been surviving and adapting during the pandemic. / COVID-19 ha hecho estragos para los sustentos de muchas artistas, especialmente artistas de performance y teatro. De los perspectives de un grupo de artistes cuir, esta serie se ofreca una vista hiperespcífica de cómo artistas viviendo en Bogotá ha estado sobreviviendo y adaptando durante la pandemia.

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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.

Getting Down with Barrio Stories
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Getting Down with Barrio Stories

A series discussing the collaborative and creative process of Barrio Stories.

Free Tickets for Community College Students
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Free Tickets for Community College Students

A discussion on theatres and programs that offer free or discounted tickets to students.

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Ignited
Series

Ignited

Ignited is an occasional series that delivers on-the-ground communiques from the Latinx Theatre Commons’ (LTC) El Fuego initiative.

Better Up
Series

Better Up

Reflections on pedagogy from students at the University of North Texas.

Hamilton’s Latinidad
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Hamilton’s Latinidad

A series of blogs discussing the impact of Hamilton on the Latinx community.

Afrolatin@ Theatre
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Afrolatin@ Theatre

This series highlights many outstanding Afrolatin@ theatre artists around the United States who diligently offer the world their art.

Pedagogy Notebook
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Pedagogy Notebook

In Pedagogy Notebook, artists, educators, and scholars share their process and work in the classroom, as a resource for educators and scholars looking to incorporate Latinx theatre.

Carnaval Playwrights
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Carnaval Playwrights

Interviews with playwrights participating in the 2015 Carnaval of New Latinx Work.

Latina/o Theatre Regional Alliances
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Latina/o Theatre Regional Alliances

A series of profiles of Latinx regional alliances from around the United States.

The State of Latina/o Theatre in Texas
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The State of Latina/o Theatre in Texas

A series of articles detailing different Latinx companies in Texas.

Pregones Theater & Roadside Theater Series on BETSY!
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Pregones Theater & Roadside Theater Series on BETSY!

Pregones Theater and Roadside Theater review their twenty-one-year artistic collaboration and their Off-Broadway production of BETSY!.

Cornerstone's Bridge Tour
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Cornerstone's Bridge Tour

A series on Cornerstone Theater's touring production of The Tempest.

Dreaming Cuba
Series

Dreaming Cuba

A series of blog posts about Cuban theatre and performance.

A series of blog posts about Cuban theatre and performance

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Taking the Temperature
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Taking the Temperature

Latinx Theatre Commons

A series of articles by HowlRound on a few issues facing Latinx theatre artists in the United States.