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Content in this section is created by or highlights the work of Latinx theatremakers from around the world. Start with the Journal series Taking the Temperature about issues facing Latinx theatre artists in the United States, or with the video series Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour. Looking for more? Check out the Latinx Theatre Commons, a national movement to transform the narrative of the American theatre and a flagship program of HowlRound.

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Re:Encuentro 2021
Video
Re:Encuentro 2021
A National Latina/o/x Virtual Theatre Festival Celebrating Contemporary Latina/o/x Theatre In the US
Monday 15 November to Saturday 20 November 2021
United States
The Refusal to be Disappeared: Lukas Avendaño’s Xibalbay
Essay
The Refusal to be Disappeared: Lukas Avendaño’s Xibalbay
by María Regina Firmino-Castillo
28 October 2021
Open Channels: The Journey Begins/Canales Abiertos: La jornada comienza
Essay
Open Channels: The Journey Begins/Canales Abiertos: La jornada comienza
by Mathew Schwarzman, Fátima Patterson , I. Carolina Caballero
29 July 2021
The Legacy of Luis Valdez and El Teatro Campesino
Essay

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.

The Art of Justice: Articulating an Ethos and Aesthetic of the Movement
Video

The Art of Justice: Articulating an Ethos and Aesthetic of the Movement

Saturday 7 November 2015.
New York, NY, United States

The Art of Justice: Articulating an Ethos and Aesthetic of the Movement presented its first convening in a three-part series of artist roundtables, livestreamed on the global, commons based peer-produced HowlRoundTV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 7 November. To join the conversation via Twitter use hashtag #TheArtofJustice and follow @cccadi and @nyuartspolitics.

Moving From Event to Tradition
Essay

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
Essay

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.

photo array of people at a conference
Participate at the Latinx Theatre Commons Dallas Convening October 30-November 1, 2015
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Participate at the Latinx Theatre Commons Dallas Convening October 30-November 1, 2015

5 October 2015

The Latinx 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
Essay

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.

Latina/o Play Project Panel: Aesthetics of Alma, Performance of Corazón: Envisioning the Progression of Latina/o Theatre
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Latina/o Play Project Panel: Aesthetics of Alma, Performance of Corazón: Envisioning the Progression of Latina/o Theatre

Saturday 26 September 2015 
Ashland, OR, United States

Oregon Shakespeare Festival presented the Latina/o Play Project panel Aesthetics of Alma, Performance of Corazón: Envisioning the Progression of Latina/o Theatre livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 26 September at 4:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 6:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 7:30 p.m. EDT (New York). 

Cafecito
Essay

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
Essay

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
Essay

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
Essay

Showcase of the New American Theatre

Latinx 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
Essay

Cafecito

Octavio Solis

7 September 2015

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

Photo from Ash Tree.
Cafecito
Essay

Cafecito

Georgina Escobar

4 September 2015

Carla Della Gatta interviews Georgina Escobar about her writing process and upcoming projects following Carnaval.

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. 

Cafecito
Essay

Cafecito

Magdalena Gómez

27 August 2015

Trevor Boffone interviews playwright Magdalena Gómez about her work at Carnaval and beyond.

Confessions of a Convert
Essay

Confessions of a Convert

22 August 2015

Lisa Portes on the power of shared leadership and collective action as embodied by the Latinx Theatre Commons.

San Anto Teatro Dreams
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San Anto Teatro Dreams

14 August 2015

Marisela Barrera writes about San Antonio in the sixth installment of our series about the state of Latina/o theatre in Texas. 

Why Write Chicano?
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Why Write Chicano?

13 August 2015

Playwright and poet Joann Farías calls out her community to show up at the theatre to support Latina/o theatre artists.

Spotlight on the Regional Alliances
Essay

Spotlight on the Regional Alliances

San Antonio Latino/a Theatre Alliance

5 August 2015

The final installment of the Café Onda series on Latina/o Theatre Regional Alliances focuses on San Antonio Latino/a Theatre Alliance.

Creación Colectiva Time Capsule
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Creación Colectiva Time Capsule

The Work of Carlos Jesús García in Houston's Teatro Latino

31 July 2015

Eric Mayer-García describes the work author, director, and arts educator Carlos Jesús García is doing in Houston, and its impact on the community, in the fifth installment of our series about the state of Latina/o theatre in Texas.