Latinx Theatre

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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
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
Interview with Andréa Burns
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Pedagogy Notebook
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Pedagogy Notebook

Better Up: A Learning Process in Teaching Latina/o Theatre Creatively

6 August 2016

Teresa Marrero writes about the successes and learning moments encountered while teaching a Latina/o Theatre Special Topics course.

Hamilton Mestizaje
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Hamilton Mestizaje

3 July 2016

Carlos Morton questions whether Hamilton should be considered a piece of Latina/o theatre.

Unaccompanied Minors Seek Shelter
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Unaccompanied Minors Seek Shelter

28 June 2016

Susan J. Terrio reflects on Marissa Chibas Preston’s new play, Shelter, about journey of unaccompanied minors from Mexico to the US, directed by Martin Acosta.

J is for Joto
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J is for Joto

14 June 2016

Haydee Canovas on Carlos-Manuel’s Joto!: Confessions of a Mexican Outcast, directed by Jimmy A. Noriega, in Wooster, Ohio.

Collaborating with Community in Barrio Stories
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Collaborating with Community in Barrio Stories

3 June 2016

In this second installment, Milta Ortiz discusses her role as the project’s coordinator, and overviews the production process of Barrio Stories.

Making Queer Theatre with Young People…in Texas
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Making Queer Theatre with Young People…in Texas

The Project

30 May 2016

In the first installment of his series, playwright Briandaniel Oglesby discusses adapting Romeo & Juliet with youth.

La Esquinita
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La Esquinita

Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

27 May 2016

In this installment, Scenic Designer Tara Houston shares her journey to discovering her career and offers advice on lessons that she’s learned along the way.

#LTCseattle
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#LTCseattle

Connecting past and present to build towards the future

23 May 2016

Arlene Martínez-Vázquez reflects on the Latina/o Theatre Commons’ Pacific Northwest convening, and the action steps that came out of it.

Going Solo
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Going Solo

Self-Producing Purple Eyes

16 May 2016

Playwright Josh Inocéncio shares his experience self-producing and touring his autobiographical solo show Purple Eyes.

Afrolatin@ Theatre Series
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Afrolatin@ Theatre Series

Interview with Playwright and Actress Krysta Gonzales

15 May 2016

In this second installment, Jelisa Jay Robinson interviews Krysta Gonzales about her journey and process as a playwright and actress.

#LTCseattle
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#LTCseattle

Flooring It with Espírito

14 May 2016

Elaine Ávila writes about her experience at the Latina/o Theatre Commons convening in Seattle, WA.

Hamilton, Democracy, and Theatre in America
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Hamilton, Democracy, and Theatre in America

13 May 2016

Professor Patricia Herrera writes about teaching Hamilton through the lens of American democracy.

Some Other Race: Exploring the Diversity within the Latino Story—A Public Dialogue
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Some Other Race: Exploring the Diversity within the Latino Story—A Public Dialogue

Tuesday 10 May 2016
Boston, MA, United States

ArtsEmerson in Boston presented the public dialogue Some Other Race: Exploring the Diversity within the Latino Story livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 10 May at 7 p.m. EDT (New York) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 4 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles). Share your thoughts on Twitter with hashtag #cafeonda.

Wait, How is That Latino? My Response to Café Onda’s Call for Dialogue
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Wait, How is That Latino? My Response to Café Onda’s Call for Dialogue

9 May 2016

Actor Natalie Camunas discusses cultural microaggressions she’s faced in her career, and shares her experience working on DJ Latinidad’s Latino Dance Party.

Mi tierra, my testimony
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Mi tierra, my testimony

a #HamilTestimonio

1 May 2016

Rebecca Martinez writes about how Hamilton changed her personal relationship to her country.

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC)’s 30th Regional Arts Training Workshop
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The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC)’s 30th Regional Arts Training Workshop

29 April to 30 April 2016
San Antonio, TX, United States

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) proudly presented the 30th Regional Arts Training Workshop from San Antonio, Texas livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 29 April to Saturday 30 April. In Twitter use #CafeOnda and #HowlRound

Why I Paid Too Much for Tickets to Hamilton, and Other Musings on the Fragility of Life
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Why I Paid Too Much for Tickets to Hamilton, and Other Musings on the Fragility of Life

28 April 2016

Playwright Melinda Lopez shares her experience buying tickets to see Hamilton, and addresses the cost of watching a Broadway show versus the cost of caring for her mother.

The Latina/o Theatre Commons 2016 Pacific Northwest Convening
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The Latina/o Theatre Commons 2016 Pacific Northwest Convening

Friday 15 April 2016
Seattle, WA, United States

 Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC) proudly presented the LTC Pacific Northwest Convening Opening Ceremonies livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 15 April at 8 p.m. PDT-10 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 10 p.m. CDT-12 a.m. CDT (Chicago) / 11 p.m. EDT-1 a.m. EDT (New York).

Que Onda? Interview with Nelda Reyes, Rose Cano, and Carmen Aguirre
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Que Onda? Interview with Nelda Reyes, Rose Cano, and Carmen Aguirre

13 April 2016

Christopher Goodson interviews Latina theatre artists Nelda Reyes, Rose Cano, and Carmen Aguirre about their thoughts on the current climate for Latina/o work in the Pacific Northwest.

Que Onda? with Roy Arauz
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Que Onda? with Roy Arauz

11 April 2016

Maria Enriquez interviews Roy Arauz about his work and the Latina/o theatre scene in Seattle, Washington.

Diversifying the Classical Canon
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Diversifying the Classical Canon

2 April 2016

Scholar and translator Barbara Fuchs discusses the opportunities and challenges of diversifying the classical canon to include Spanish-language Hispanic classical theatre.