When Cleveland Public Theatre noticed there were no Latinx theatres in town, they helped create Teatro Publico.
On this week’s podcast, director Lisa Portes stopped by to discuss Latinx theatre in Chicago, and directing work for young audiences. Plus, the editors discuss the responses we’ve been getting from artists about the election.
Latinx theatre as we know it in the U.S. is only half a century old, but its roots are deep and its future boundless.
Founded a decade apart and now merged, Pregones and Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre keep the cart rolling.
The NYC-based initiative isn’t just scoring productions for Latinx playwrights—it’s hoping to make their work bloom and plant seeds for more.
Working Latinx actors discuss how far the theatre industry has come and the ways it can still grow.
Latino, Latina/o, or Latinx? We heard good arguments for and against them all, and opted for both greater inclusion and typographical clarity.
We started as a lab in the 1980s. Now we run a multi-theatre center dedicated to reflecting L.A.’s diversity.
Luis Valdez’s company retains both its Chicano identity and its broader mission. Next: the return of the troupe’s most famous creation, ‘Zoot Suit.’
Multiplicity defines our past and our future, and nowhere is this more true than in the Latinx theatre movement in the U.S.