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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.

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
Ad for Aliens, Immigrants, and Other Evildoers.
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.

Collage of theatre artists gathering and speaking at the From Scarcity to Abundance convening.
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. 

Three actors of "culture clash" stare into the camera.
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.

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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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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
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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
Series

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
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Better Up

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

Hamilton’s Latinidad
Series

Hamilton’s Latinidad

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

[email protected] Theatre
Series

This series highlights many outstanding [email protected] theatre artists around the United States who diligently offer the world their art.

Pedagogy Notebook
Series

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
Series

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.