Latinx Theatre

The Latest

A Lover’s Guide to American Playwrights
Essay

A Lover’s Guide to American Playwrights

Octavio Solis

by Todd London
16 July 2019
Miami in Motion
Video

Miami in Motion

The 2019 Latinx Theatre Commons Miami Regional Convening 

Friday 12 July - Sunday 14 July 2019
Miami, Florida
Livestreaming a performance of The Canción Cannibal Cabaret
Video

Livestreaming a performance of The Canción Cannibal Cabaret

at the Guadalupe Theater in San Antonio, Texas

Saturday 27 July 2019
San Antonio, Texas
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
Honoring Luis Valdez
Essay

Honoring Luis Valdez

2 December 2016

Jose Delgado celebrates Luis Valdez being awarded the National Medal of Arts and reflects on the work they've done together.

Logo for the Latinx Theatre Commons.
A Snapshot of Latinx Theatre in NYC
Essay

A Snapshot of Latinx Theatre in NYC

28 November 2016

The Café Onda Editorial Board and New York City theatremakers talk about the Big Apple’s landscape of Latina/o/x theatre, in anticipation of the Latina/o Theatre Commons’ New York City Regional Convening.

Free Tickets for Community College Students, Part 2
Essay

Free Tickets for Community College Students, Part 2

16 November 2016

In this second installment, Daphnie Sicre closes her discussion on theatres that offer free, or discounted tickets to college students, and offers creative ways to engage these students.

Interview with Liza Ann Acosta
Essay

Interview with Liza Ann Acosta

13 November 2016

An interview with Liza Ann Acosta, resident dramaturg at Urban Theater Company, about her recent work on three Puerto Rican plays.

Interview with Herbert Sigüenza
Essay

Interview with Herbert Sigüenza

10 November 2016

Dramaturg Maria Patrice Amon interviews Playwright Herbert Sigüenza about his comic influences, and Manifest Destinitis, his adaptation of Molière’s The Imaginary Invalid.

Ignited
Essay

Ignited

Interview with Ricardo Gutiérrez

6 November 2016

Laura Lodewyck interviews director Ricardo Gutiérrez about his production of Mando Alvarado’s Parachute Men, produced at Teatro Vista as part of the LTC’s El Fuego initiative.

Match Our Mountains
Essay

Match Our Mountains

5 November 2016

Keynote speech delivered by Diane Rodriguez at the Theatre Bay Area Conference on April 3, 2016.

The Sacred Theatre of Barrio Stories
Essay

The Sacred Theatre of Barrio Stories

4 November 2016

Director Marc David Pinate discusses his process for Barrio Stories, reflecting on how the production is an example of sacred theatre.

“Pushing Buttons, Pushing Boundaries”
Essay

“Pushing Buttons, Pushing Boundaries”

A Roundtable of Latinx Theatre Scholars

1 November 2016

Carla Della Gatta reports on the second Latina/o Studies Association Conference, sharing insight on conversations on Latinx theatre history and practices within US scholarship.

Theatre History Podcast # 11
Podcast

Theatre History Podcast # 11

“You Don’t Read Latino”: Discussing the History of Latinx Casting with Brian Eugenio Herrera

31 October 2016

Michael Lueger talks with Brian Herrera about contemporary and historical conversations around casting Latinx characters and actors.

Better Up
Essay

Better Up

Fur Cornell Box—The Process

29 October 2016

Enrique Granado continues the Better Up Cafe Onda series, describing his process for creating a Cornell box about Migdalia Cruz's Fur.

Better Up
Essay

Better Up

"Aquatic Thought" and Reflections on a Fornesian Playwriting Workshop

29 October 2016

Kevin Howard wraps up the Better Up series, sharing his thoughts on a Fornesian writing workshop, and the piece he created in it.

Better Up
Essay

Better Up

Gray, a Sexual POV

28 October 2016

Jose Rodriguez continues the Better Up Cafe Onda series, expressing his feelings about a Latino Theatre Topics course at the University of North Texas.

Better Up
Essay

Better Up

Discovering Latina/o Theatre

28 October 2016

Courtnie Alvarado writes about her experience in a Latino Theatre Topics course at the University of North Texas.

Free Tickets for Community College Students—Part 1
Essay

Free Tickets for Community College Students—Part 1

27 October 2016

In this first installment, Daphnie Sicre begins her discussion on theatres and programs that offer free, or discounted tickets to college students.

Introducing Ignited
Essay

Introducing Ignited

Communiques from the LTC’s El Fuego initiative

24 October 2016

Irma Mayorga and Olga Sanchez introduce a new initiative from the Latina/o Theatre Commons championing scholarship around new Latinx plays.

Creativity, Aging, and Alzheimer’s
Essay

Creativity, Aging, and Alzheimer’s

A Conversation with Michelle Memran

23 October 2016

Katie Pearl interviews Michelle Memran about María Irene Fornés and The Rest I Make Up, a documentary that captures the legendary playwright’s creativity as she ages.

Logo for the Latinx Theatre Commons.
Apply for the 2017 Encuentro de las Americas Festival
Essay

Apply for the 2017 Encuentro de las Americas Festival

Celebrating Dynamic Contemporary Latinx and Latin American Theatre / Someta su solicitud para participar en el Festival Encuentro de las Américas 2017: Celebrando la dinámica del teatro contemporáne

11 October 2016

Following the success of the 2014 Encuentro, the LATC and LTC are now accepting applications to the 2017 Encuentro de las Americas (“Encuentro 2017”): Celebrating Dynamic Contemporary Latinx and Latin American Theatre, October 29-November 19, 2017.

Theatre History Podcast # 8
Podcast

Theatre History Podcast # 8

Fifty Years and Counting: Talking About Chicano Theatre and Political Activism with Jorge Huerta

10 October 2016

Michael Lueger talks with scholar and activist Jorge Huerta.

Speedo Activism
Essay

Speedo Activism

Intimacy and the Aesthetics of Resistance

26 September 2016

Priscilla Page on Ricardo Gamboa and Sean James William Parris’ Space Age at Free Street Theater in Chicago, Illinois.

El Paso Blue Rides Again
Essay

El Paso Blue Rides Again

28 August 2016

Director José Carrasquillo shares his first encounter with Octavio Solis’ El Paso Blue and his journey to directing the piece.

Interview with Andréa Burns
Essay

Interview with Andréa Burns

27 August 2016

Gregory Ramos interviews On Your Feet actor Andréa Burns about her career playing Latina women in Broadway musicals.

Pedagogy Notebook
Essay

Pedagogy Notebook

Latin@ Theatre for Social Action in the Time of Donald Trump

26 August 2016

Marci R. McMahon writes about the Latina/o Theater for Social Action course she recently taught at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Conversation
Video

Conversation

The Color Game: Whitewashing Latinx Stories

Tuesday 9 August 2016
Chicago, IL, United States

Victory Gardens Theater and the Alliance of Latinx Theatre Artists (ALTA) Chicago, along with the Alliance for Inclusion in the ArtsChicago Inclusion ProjectCongo Square TheaterTeatro Vista, and Silk Road Rising hosted The Color Game: Whitewashing Latinx Stories livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 9 August 2016 at 6 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 9 p.m. EDT (New York). Follow and interact with The Color Game on Twitter using #BeyondDiversity.

Medicine for Melancholy
Essay

Medicine for Melancholy

Letter to the Latinx actor living in Chicago

9 August 2016

Following a series of casting controversies in Chicago, Tlaloc Rivas offers counsel and perspective to Latinx actors while calling out theatres that practice whitewashing.