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Performances of La Medea by Yara Travieso
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Performances of La Medea by Yara Travieso

A Greek Tragedy Reimagined as a Latin-Disco Variety Show—Miami Dade College Live Arts

Thursday 25 October to Saturday 27 October 2018
Miami, Florida, USA
2019 Latinx Theatre Commons Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Sin Fronteras Festival & Convening
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2019 Latinx Theatre Commons Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Sin Fronteras Festival & Convening

Join the LTC in Austin, TX for our first convening dedicated to work for young people!

24-26 January 2019
University of Texas at Austin, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
Radical Ideas Welcome
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Radical Ideas Welcome

What Should the Latinx Theatre Commons Do Next?

by Abigail Vega
13 September 2018
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
Pedagogy Notebook
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Pedagogy Notebook

From Panza to Las Hociconas: Performance Pedagogy in the Chicana/o Studies Classroom

22 February 2016

Magda García writes about how, as a teaching assistant, she incorporated a performance element into an undergraduate Intro to Chicana/o Studies course at University of California Santa Barbara.

Latina/o Plays for Young Performers
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Latina/o Plays for Young Performers

A Resource for Teachers

8 February 2016

Roxanne Schroeder-Arce shares a list of published Latina/o plays in the hopes that more of them will be produced in schools with Latina/o students.

Que Onda? with Martin Balmaceda and Alex Vásquez Escaño
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Que Onda? with Martin Balmaceda and Alex Vásquez Escaño

7 February 2016

Emily Cordes interviews playwright Alex Vasquez Escaño and director Martin Balmaceda about a recent production of Alex’s play Yoleros in New York City.

Pedagogy Notebook
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Pedagogy Notebook

Creating Visibility and Empowerment for Latina/o Artists through Wikiturgy

19 January 2016

Noe Montez kicks off a new Café Onda series with this post detailing how he had students in his Latina/o Theatre and Film class at Tufts University create Wikipedia pages for Latina/o theatre artists.

La Esquinita
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La Esquinita

Pablo Santiago

15 January 2016

In the first bilingual installment of the series, Tara Houston profiles Lighting Designer Pablo Santiago about his inspiration and process.

Curtain Call
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Curtain Call

Moments from Café Onda 2015

27 December 2015

The Café Onda editorial board celebrates the past year.

Why We Need Afro-Latin@ Theatre
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Why We Need Afro-Latin@ Theatre

26 December 2015

Playwright Jelisa Jay Robinson advocates the need for more representation of Afro-Latin@s both onstage and behind the scenes in theatre.

Detroit
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Detroit

Only Abandoned from the Outside

18 December 2015

Playwright Emilio Rodriguez discusses his experience working in Detroit, a city that is often overlooked, but has opportunities for emerging theatre artists. 

Should Latina/o Roles Be Cast with Non-Latina/o Actors?
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Should Latina/o Roles Be Cast with Non-Latina/o Actors?

6 December 2015

Playwrights Magdalena Gómez, Irma Mayorga, Marisela Treviño Orta, Elaine Romero, and Martín Zimmerman weigh in on casting practices in light of recent debates.

The Legacy of Luis Valdez and El Teatro Campesino
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The Legacy of Luis Valdez and El Teatro Campesino

The First Fifty Years / El Legado de Luis Valdez y El Teatro Campesino: Los Primeros Cincuenta Años

5 December 2015

Dr. Jorge Huerta reflects on the birth, present, and enduring legacy of El Teatro Campesino on its fiftieth anniversary.

Que Onda? with Josefina López and CASA 0101 Theater
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Que Onda? with Josefina López and CASA 0101 Theater

23 November 2015

Trevor Boffone interviews playwright Josefina López about CASA 0101, the theatre company she founded fifteen years ago, and how she’s become a leader in her community.

Que Onda? with Virginia Grise
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Que Onda? with Virginia Grise

19 November 2015

Jennifer S. Ponce de León interviews playwright Virginia Grise about her plays, her process, and her vision for the future of Latino/a theatre.

Moving From Event to Tradition
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Moving From Event to Tradition

A Report from the Latino/a Play Project at Oregon Shakespeare Festival

3 November 2015

Brian Sonia-Wallace writes about his experience at the Latino/a Play Project at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Coffee and chat
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Coffee and chat

Marisela Treviño Orta

27 October 2015

Abel Muñoz interviews Marisela Treviño Orta

Cafecito
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Cafecito

Emilio Rodriguez

20 October 2015

Maria Enriquez interviews Emilio Rodriguez about his play Swimming While Drowning, incorporating spoken word poetry into his work, and the idea of being “Latino enough.”

La Esquinita
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La Esquinita

Lupe Valdez

17 October 2015

In this first installment, Courtney Flores profiles Lupe Valdez, Costume Designer and Founding Member of El Teatro Campesino.

Participate at the Latina/o Theatre Commons Dallas Convening October 30-November 1, 2015
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Participate at the Latina/o Theatre Commons Dallas Convening October 30-November 1, 2015

5 October 2015

The Latina/o Theatre Commons invites theatremakers to participate in a regional convening in Dallas, Texas October 30-November 1, 2015. 

Notes from a Latina at the Black Theatre Conference in Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Notes from a Latina at the Black Theatre Conference in Winston Salem, North Carolina

3 October 2015

PhD candidate Daphnie Sicre writes about her experience presenting at the Black Theatre Conference.

Cafecito
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Cafecito

Mando Alvarado

2 October 2015

Jamie Gahlon interviews Mando Alvarado about the inspiration for his play Parachute Men, his writing process, and the challenges facing the American theatre.

Cafecito
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Cafecito

Matthew Paul Olmos

26 September 2015

Teresa Marrero talks with Matthew Paul Olmos about his play the living’life of the daughter mira, the difference between writing for film or television and theatre, and their shared California roots.

Cafecito
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Cafecito

Milta Ortiz

18 September 2015

Emily Aguilar Thomas interviews Milta Ortiz about the inspiration for her play Más and thoughts on the future of American theatre.

Cafecito
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Cafecito

Diane Rodriguez

13 September 2015

Christopher Goodson interviews Diane Rodriguez about her process for developing The Sweetheart Deal.

Showcase of the New American Theatre
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Showcase of the New American Theatre

Latina/o Theatre Commons’ Carnaval 2015

8 September 2015

Tiffany Ana López on the LTC’s Carnaval of New Latina/o Work hosted by the Theatre School at DePaul University July 23-25, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

Cafecito
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Cafecito

Octavio Solis

7 September 2015

Brian Herrera interviews playwright Octavio Solis about the process of writing and developing Mother Road.

2015 LTC Carnaval Breakout Session Reflections
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2015 LTC Carnaval Breakout Session Reflections

4 September 2015

A report out on 2015 LTC Carnaval Breakout Sessions on advocacy, artmaking, convening/networking, and scholarship.