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We Have Suffered Enough
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We Have Suffered Enough

The Cost of Performing Trauma for Women of Color

by Melisa Pereyra
12 September 2019
Turning Medea into a Telenovela
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Turning Medea into a Telenovela

Melodrama and Luis Alfaro’s Mojada

by Juan Recondo
5 September 2019
Tragedy That Heals Amid Heartbeat Laws
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Tragedy That Heals Amid Heartbeat Laws

Melinda Lopez’s Yerma

by Shari Caplan
31 July 2019
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2017 Latinx Theatre Commons International Convening at the Encuentro de las Américas Festival
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2017 Latinx Theatre Commons International Convening at the Encuentro de las Américas Festival

Thursday 9 November to Sunday 12 November
Los Angeles, CA, United States

The Latinx Theatre Commons presented the 2017 LTC International Convening livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 9 November to Sunday 12 November. In Twitter, search @howlround and#LTCenc17.

Undocumented Stories Have Always Mattered / Las Historias Sobre Los Indocumentados Siempre Han Importado
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Undocumented Stories Have Always Mattered / Las Historias Sobre Los Indocumentados Siempre Han Importado

15 October 2017

A conversation between Alex Alpharaoh, David Lozano, and Karen Zacarías about the inspiration for and impact of their works that center the stories of people who are undocumented.

A Chicana Heroine Redirects El Movimiento
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A Chicana Heroine Redirects El Movimiento

12 October 2017

Marci McMahon reflects on how Diane Rodriguez’s The Sweetheart Deal breaks gendered stereotypes about the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and ’70s. 

The Composition of Latinx Aesthetics
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The Composition of Latinx Aesthetics

23 August 2017

Georgina Escobar reflects on the past four years of Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) convenings, and developing an understanding of “Latinx aesthetics.”

How a Commons Becomes a Selection Committee
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How a Commons Becomes a Selection Committee

2017 Encuentro de las Américas / Cómo un 'Commons' se convierte en un comité de selección: 2017 Encuentro de las Américas

1 August 2017

Abigail Vega writes about the process for choosing shows for the 2017 Encuentro de las Américas festival. / Abigail Vega escribe sobre el proceso de selección de obras para el festival Encuentro de las Américas 2017. 

Ignited
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Ignited

Healing Activist Trauma in Su Teatro’s Production of Milta Ortiz’s Más

29 July 2017

Marci R. McMahon shares Su Teatro's production of the docudrama Más, a piece where teachers, students, and community members are trying to keep the Mexican American Studies program alive in Tuscon.

Creating a Digital Archive of Latinx Playwriting
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Creating a Digital Archive of Latinx Playwriting

26 July 2017

Trevor Boffone, the creator of the 50 Playwrights Project, a digital archive of interviews with Latinx playwrights, discusses how he founded the website and what’s he’s learned since the project launch.

Simply María
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Simply María

Audience Development and Community Based Theatre

13 July 2017

Carlos Morton on the revival of Simply María, or The American Dream by Josefina López in Los Angeles.

A Conversation with Saudade Theatre Artistic Directors Filipe Valle Costa and Diogo Martins
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A Conversation with Saudade Theatre Artistic Directors Filipe Valle Costa and Diogo Martins

23 June 2017

Elaine Avila talks with Saudade Theatre Artistic Directors Filipe Valle Costa and Diogo Martins about their work. 

A Different Romeo & Juliet—A Year Later
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A Different Romeo & Juliet—A Year Later

17 June 2017

In the last installment of the series, Briandaniel Oglesby reflects on his queer adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, and advocates for more queer-centered theatre made with and for young people.

Gardens Bloom, Cultures Clash
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Gardens Bloom, Cultures Clash

Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías

15 June 2017

Trevor Boffone looks at the provocation of Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías in Houston and the conversations it’s starting about Latinx theatre.

The Latinx Theatre Commons' Peter Zeisler Memorial Award Acceptance Speech
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The Latinx Theatre Commons' Peter Zeisler Memorial Award Acceptance Speech

14 June 2017

The Latinx Theatre Commons receives the Peter Zeisler Memorial Award.

Les Productions Ondinnok
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Les Productions Ondinnok

On the Experience of Making Indigenous Theatre in Quebec, Canada / Les Productions Ondinnok: Sobre la Experiencia de Hacer Teatro Indígena en Quebec en Canadá

11 June 2017

In this installment, Choreographer Carlos Rivera talks about indigenous theatre in Quebec, highlighting the work of Yves Sioui Durand and Catherine Juntas of Les Productions Ondinnok.

Equity, Equality, and the Need for Evolution
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Equity, Equality, and the Need for Evolution

The state of funding for Latinx Theatre Companies in the City of Angels

7 June 2017

In this first installment of a three-part series, Armando Molina writes about funding for theatres in Los Angeles, California.

A Few Considerations When Programming Bilingual Theatre
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A Few Considerations When Programming Bilingual Theatre

23 May 2017

Arlene Martínez-Vázquez discusses the rise of bilingual, Latinx plays produced in Seattle, Washington, advocating for hiring bilingual, Latinx artists involved in the programming and decision-making for these shows.

Soy Yo: When Geography, Identity, and Artistry Collide
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Soy Yo: When Geography, Identity, and Artistry Collide

Saturday 29 April 2017
Ashland, OR, United States

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon presented the panel Soy Yo: When Geography, Identity, and Artistry Collide livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 29 April at 6:30 p.m. EDT (New York) / 5:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 3:30 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles).

 

The Smallest Theatre in the World
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The Smallest Theatre in the World

An Interview with Caja lambe-lambe artist Gabriela Céspedes / El Teatro Más Pequeño del Mundo: Una entrevista con la artista de caja lambe-lambe Gabriela Céspedes

29 April 2017

Puppeteer Cecilia Cackley interviews Gabriela Céspedes, a leading caja lambe-lambe puppet artist based in Argentina.

Pedagogy Notebook
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Pedagogy Notebook

Responding to LGBT Homelessness in Emilio Rodriguez’s Swimming While Drowning

24 April 2017

Trevor Boffone writes about teaching Emilio Rodriguez’s Swimming While Drowning in an Intro to LGBT Studies class at the University of Houston.

Afro Blue, un homenaje
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Afro Blue, un homenaje

A Room of My Own

11 April 2017

In this third installment, Jadele McPherson discusses how artists (both past and present) influence each other across the African diaspora, and advocates for more contemporary artists to acknowledge their ancestors.

Reviving Zoot Suit in the Time of Trump
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Reviving Zoot Suit in the Time of Trump

11 April 2017

Carlos Morton discusses the latest revival of Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit, examining its production history and corresponding socio-political events.

La Esquinita
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La Esquinita

Jesse Portillo

29 March 2017

In this installment, Lighting Designer Jesse Portillo discusses his background, design process, and work with a couple Utah theatre companies.

Festival Noon Conversation with Tiffany Ana López: “The Past is Always Present: Luis Alfaro as a Citizen Artist”
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Festival Noon Conversation with Tiffany Ana López: “The Past is Always Present: Luis Alfaro as a Citizen Artist”

Saturday 4 March 2017
Portland, OR, United States

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival presented “The Past is Always Present: Luis Alfaro as a Citizen Artist”, a Festival Noon Conversation with Tiffany Ana López livestreamed on the global, commons-based HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Saturday 4 March at 12 p.m. PST (Portland) / 2 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 3 p.m. EST (New York).

Theatre History Podcast # 22
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Theatre History Podcast # 22

Dr. Mac Test’s New Translation of La monja alfèrez

13 February 2017

Michael Lueger talks with Dr. Mac Test about his new translation of La monja alfèrez, or The Lieutenant Nun.

Ignited
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Ignited

El Payaso in Flint

2 February 2017

Olga Sanchez on the writing and production process of El Payaso by Emilio Rodriguez at Milagro Theatre in Portland, OR.

Pedagogy Notebook
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Pedagogy Notebook

Student Performances in the Introductory Latinx Literature Classroom

29 January 2017

Professor Adrianna M. Santos writes about assigning a performance project to the undergrads in her Latina/o Literature survey class.