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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
Brown Bag Theatre Company Presents The Service Workers Project
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Brown Bag Theatre Company Presents The Service Workers Project

Contra La Corriente/Against the Current

2 May 2015

Members of the Brown Bag Theatre Company share their experience making Contra La Corriente/Against the Current, a project created with service workers on the UC Irvine Campus.

Join us at Carnaval 2015!
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Join us at Carnaval 2015!

1 May 2015

The Latina/o Theatre Commons Steering Committee invites you to attend Carnaval 2015, July 23-25 at the Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago.

Presente
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Presente

A Roll Call of New Latina/o Plays

29 April 2015

The twelve plays to be showcased at Carnaval 2015 are just the tip of the iceberg. The totality of the plays submitted for consideration represents the depth and breadth of artistic ambition within the Latina/o theatremaking community.

Finding Minerva
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Finding Minerva

The Latest from Cornerstone’s Bridge Tour

18 April 2015

Cornerstone ensemble member Juliette Carrillo talks with Karen Covarrubias about her experiences on the Bridge Tour and gaining the support of her family to do theatre.

Announcing the 2015 LTC Carnaval of New Latina/o Work
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Announcing the 2015 LTC Carnaval of New Latina/o Work

13 April 2015

The Latina/o Theatre Commons announces the lineup for the 2015 LTC Carnaval of New Latina/o Work, hosted by The Theatre School at DePaul University July 23-25th in Chicago.  

Drama and the Shattering of Myths
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Drama and the Shattering of Myths

28 March 2015

University of Arizona’s Dr. Maribel Álvarez on another version of American pluralism as evidenced in the creation and story of the Appalachian Puerto Rican musical, BETSY!

Message from the Appalachian Mountains
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Message from the Appalachian Mountains

27 March 2015

Caridad De La Luz talks about her personal journey becoming Betsy, and the inspiration she has encountered in this play and in these mountains.

Empathy in the Gaps
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Empathy in the Gaps

Encountering Disagreement in Intercultural Performance

26 March 2015

Lindsay Cummings looks at the issue of empathy in BETSY!, reexamining its definition, and argues that the play successfully acknowledges gaps and attempts to understand them.

Los Empeños de una Casa at GALA Hispanic Theatre
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Los Empeños de una Casa at GALA Hispanic Theatre

24 March 2015

Patricia Davis on House of Desires by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz produced in Spanish with English surtitles by GALA (Grupo de Artistas Latinoamericanos) Hispanic Theatre in Washington D.C. 

Constructing a Bridge Culture
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Constructing a Bridge Culture

23 March 2015

Ben Fink explores why the collaboration between Pregones and Roadside works, and what it could mean for the community he works with in southern New Jersey.

Embodying the Universal in the Particular
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Embodying the Universal in the Particular

An Actor's Experience

23 March 2015

Elise Santora explores the women of BETSY!, her experience portraying so many of them, and the poetry with which she is now embracing her own story.

Beyond Cliché
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Beyond Cliché

Dramatizing Our American Identity

22 March 2015

Pregones Theater and Roadside Theater review their twenty-one-year artistic collaboration and their upcoming Off-Broadway production of BETSY!.

The Making of an Immigration Musical
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The Making of an Immigration Musical

18 March 2015

Noemi de la Puente outlines her process of writing a musical comedy and the decision to self produce.

Twitter logo with #cafeonda inside of it.
Twitter Chat
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Twitter Chat

How do we document THE NOW of Latina/o theatre?—Thurs, Feb 5—Use #cafeonda

2 February 2015

Join us for this week's Weekly Howl on Thursday, February 5 at 2pm EST / 1pm CST / 11am PST using hashtag #cafeonda.

A Cautiously Optimistic Cuban American
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A Cautiously Optimistic Cuban American

22 January 2015

Marissa Chibas weighs both the positive and negative sides of reestablishing diplomatic ties with the Cuban government, and what it could mean for people in both Cuba and the United States.

Cafecito
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Cafecito

Tricklock’s Revolution in the Southwest

13 January 2015

Georgina Escobar talks to Juli Hendren of Tricklock Company about Revolutions, an international festival held each year in Albuquerque, and the exciting symposium this year brings.

Hot off the Presses! The Latina/o Theatre Commons 2013 National Convening Book
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Hot off the Presses! The Latina/o Theatre Commons 2013 National Convening Book

12 January 2015

HowlRound's Jamie Gahlon spoke with scholar Brian Herrera about what he learned compiling The Latina/o Theatre Commons 2013 National Convening book, and his vision for how others may find it useful. 

Properties of Silence
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Properties of Silence

Sor Juana in Phoenix, Arizona

6 January 2015

About Productions has been staging plays since 1988 about historical characters like Joan of Arc and Antonin Artaud. Properties of Silence turned into an exciting flight into the depths of Sor Juana’s legacy.

Café Onda 2014 End-of-Year Roundup
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Café Onda 2014 End-of-Year Roundup

29 December 2014

We hope 2015 activates us all and that we can continue to function as a digital-stage in which to strengthen our conversations, and augment our visibility. For now, we leave 2014 by offering you some of our favorite excerpts from Café Onda this year.

Cafecito
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Cafecito

Frida Kahlo: A Portrait

27 December 2014

University of Kentucky director desires a multicultural environment; writes and directs a theatre piece based on Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.

Borderfesto
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Borderfesto

22 December 2014

The Border. Where people become ambassadors of culture, of politics, of opinions, of languages, of rituals. We are Fronterizos.

Doing Community-Engaged Theatre Justice
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Doing Community-Engaged Theatre Justice

20 December 2014

South Coast Rep shares model and journey of project El Largo Camino De Hoy with Encuentro 2014 attendees. Roxanne Schroeder-Arce reflects on the overall impact.

Speaking of Words and Other Undoings
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Speaking of Words and Other Undoings

12 December 2014

I found myself asking: Why can’t my works for the stage mix up forms like Butoh dance, spoken word, and projections of sepia-tinted people? Who says it’s not legit to create evening-length shows comprised of non-linear short-form vignettes?

Celebrating Colombian Theater Artist Patricia Ariza
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Celebrating Colombian Theater Artist Patricia Ariza

5 December 2014

Ariza spoke in depth about her work in an interview with Diana Taylor, Director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center at CUNY. She discussed the nature of peacekeeping and cultural change in Colombia and the difficulties she encountered at the beginning, including getting shot at and thereafter having to wear a bulletproof vest.

The Tíaland
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The Tíaland

3 December 2014

Playwright Elaine Ávila illuminates her eye-opening trip to Portugal—wittingly nicknamed Tíaland—as the winner of the DISQUIET International Short Play Competition. There, she is met with historical narratives of overcoming socialized barriers.