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Beto O'Byrne and Radical Evolution
Podcast

Beto O'Byrne and Radical Evolution

Building Our Own Tables Episode #7

by Beto O'Byrne, Yura Sapi / Viviana Vargas
10 February 2021
Nydia Simone and Blactina
Podcast

Nydia Simone and Blactina

Building Our Own Table Episode #4

by Nydia Simone, Yura Sapi / Viviana Vargas
20 January 2021
a farm for my mother, a farm for meme
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a farm for my mother, a farm for meme

by Priscilla Ybarra
21 December 2020
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.

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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
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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.

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
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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

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
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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.

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Cafecito
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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
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Cafecito

Magdalena Gómez

27 August 2015

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

Confessions of a Convert
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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
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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. 

Carnaval 2015
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Carnaval 2015

Day 3

26 July 2015

Luis Alfaro reports on the third day of Carnaval, and shares the note the community ended on—commitment and movement. 

Poster for Colectivo Teatral.
Spotlight on the Regional Alliances
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Spotlight on the Regional Alliances

Colectivo Teatral Nuevo México

25 July 2015

The third installment of the Café Onda series on Regional Alliances focuses on Colectivo Teatral Nuevo México.

Carnaval 2015
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Carnaval 2015

Day 2

25 July 2015

Olga Sanchez reports on Carnaval 2015, Day 2, sharing summaries of conversations and the three readings of the day.

Carnaval 2015
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Carnaval 2015

Day 1

24 July 2015

Georgina Escobar reflects on Day 1 of Carnaval 2015.

Carnaval 2015 Opening Remarks
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Carnaval 2015 Opening Remarks

24 July 2015

Lisa Portes, P. Carl, and José Luis Valenzuela offer opening remarks on Carnaval 2015 at the Theatre School at DePaul University.

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The Latinx Theatre Commons’ 2015 Carnaval of New Latina/o Work
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The Latinx Theatre Commons’ 2015 Carnaval of New Latina/o Work

Thursday 23 July to Saturday 25 July 2015
Chicago, IL, United States

The Latinx Theatre Commons presented the 2015 Carnaval of New Latina/o Work—a showcase of new work by Latina/o playwrights and theatremakers in the United States—livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 23 July to Saturday 25 July. Download the full Carnaval program here