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2019 LTC Miami Regional Convening 
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2019 LTC Miami Regional Convening 

Join the LTC in Miami for our first convening in Florida! 

12-14 July 2019
Florida International University
At the Core of Theatre for Young Audiences is Voicing Identity, Intersectionality, and Empathy
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At the Core of Theatre for Young Audiences is Voicing Identity, Intersectionality, and Empathy

by Kim Peter Kovac
20 March 2019
The Arts Equity Summit
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The Arts Equity Summit

A three-day summit and arts-integrated experience examining issues of equity both in, and through, the arts.

Friday 22 March 2019 and Saturday 23 March 2019
Boston, Massachusetts
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
On Putting Raisins and Black Olives in Pork Tamales and Living the Latina/o Theatre Commons
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On Putting Raisins and Black Olives in Pork Tamales and Living the Latina/o Theatre Commons

23 July 2015

Kevin Becerra explores becoming comfortable in his identity as a Latino who speaks more Yiddish than Spanish. 

A Snapshot of Latina/o Theatre in Chicago
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A Snapshot of Latina/o Theatre in Chicago

22 July 2015

Kristiana Colón, Henry Godinez, Isaac Gomez, Ricardo Gutierrez, Sandra Marquez, and Alexandra Meda reflect on the Latina/o theatre scene in Chicago.  

Latino Theater Alliance/Los Angeles Writers’ Circle
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Latino Theater Alliance/Los Angeles Writers’ Circle

21 July 2015

A report on the Latino Theater Alliance/Los Angeles Writers Circle first annual Playwrights’ Nest Festival.

Spotlight on the Regional Alliances
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Spotlight on the Regional Alliances

Teatro In Austin

20 July 2015

The second installment of the Café Onda series on Regional Alliances focuses on Teatro In Austin.

Spotlight on the Regional Alliances
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Spotlight on the Regional Alliances

La Co-Op

18 July 2015

The first installment of the Café Onda series on Latina/o Theatre Regional Alliances focuses on La Cooperativa of NYC Latino/a Theatre Artists.

Dallas Latina/o Theatres
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Dallas Latina/o Theatres

Dynamic Collaborations and Audience Expansion

17 July 2015

In the fourth installment of our series on Latina/o theatre in Texas, Teresa Marrero highlights the increasing amount of work happening in Dallas, and the artists making it.

Reflections on 5th Annual Austin Latino New Play Festival
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Reflections on 5th Annual Austin Latino New Play Festival

5 July 2015

Abel Muñoz describes the three plays featured in the 5th Annual Austin Latino New Play Festival.

Valley Alliance of Latina/o Theatre Artists and Educators
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Valley Alliance of Latina/o Theatre Artists and Educators

Connecting and Developing Latina/o Stories in the Rio Grande Valley in Tejas

5 July 2015

In the third installment of our series on Latina/o theatre in Texas, Marci R. McMahon discusses the work being done in educational institutions in the Rio Grande Valley.

Teatro Con Tenacidad
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Teatro Con Tenacidad

the Shape of Latina/o Theatre in Austin

19 June 2015

In the second installment of our series on Latina/o theatre in Texas, Roxanne Schroeder-Arce and Emily Aguilar Thomas highlight the breadth of work happening in Austin. 

Interview with Diane Rodriguez
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Interview with Diane Rodriguez

Reflections on a Career Well-Spent

16 June 2015

Beatriz Rizk interviews Diane Rodriguez, Associate Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group and TCG Board President.

Young Latina Protagonists
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Young Latina Protagonists

New TYA Plays put Mexican American Girls Center Stage

11 June 2015

Roxanne Schroeder-Arce on Cenicienta by Rupert Reyes and Caroline Reck, and Alvaro Saar Rios’ LUCHADORA!

The State of Latina/o Theatre in Texas
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The State of Latina/o Theatre in Texas

5 June 2015

In the first of a seven-part series of posts about Latina/o theatre in Texas, Trevor Boffone summarizes the current conversation, and outlines the questions the series will address. 

Cafecito
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Cafecito

Por Piedad Teatro

16 May 2015

Georgina Escobar chats with Ana Graham and Antonio Vega about their company Por Piedad Teatro and their upcoming production.

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!.