Latinx Theatre

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This is Not a Rhetorical Question
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This is Not a Rhetorical Question

Neoliberal Identity Politics in Current Casting Practices

by Carmen Aguirre
21 May 2020
Livestreaming Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour
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Livestreaming Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour

A Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

Friday 3 July 2020
United States
Livestreaming Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Rickerby Hinds
Video

Livestreaming Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Rickerby Hinds

A Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

Monday 29 June 2020
Untied States
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
Better Up
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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
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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
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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
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Introducing Ignited

Communiques from the LTC’s El Fuego initiative

24 October 2016

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

Creativity, Aging, and Alzheimer’s
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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.

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Apply for the 2017 Encuentro de las Americas Festival
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Latinx 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.