We share more than colonial history with Central and South America; we also share theatrical traditions. But it can take a little re-exploration to map them.
With the long-awaited normalization of U.S./Cuba relations, theatre artists may be uniquely poised to make the most of the new climate of exchange.
Far from detached or academic, the work on offer at the Santiago a Mil festival showed theatremakers in the thick of politics, race and culture.
The festival founder talks about keeping theatre vital in a country recovering from dictatorship and facing new challenges.
Stateside companies form collaborations with theatres based in Mexico, and vice versa, creating a fertile dynamic for art and change.
Some companies that have made U.S./Mexico theatrical exchanges central to their work.