The Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC) in partnership with HowlRound is a national movement that uses a commons-based approach to transform the narrative of the American theater, to amplify the visibility of Latina/o performance making, and to champion equity through advocacy, art making, convening, and scholarship.
Café Onda is the online journal of the Latina/o Theatre Commons. Café Onda publishes blogs, essays, and new crit (reviews) about Latina/o theatre in the United States. Interested in submitting a pitch? Click here.
Latinx, Indigenous, and the Americas (LIA) Focus Group of ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education)
The Latinx, Indigenous, and the Americas Focus Group promotes the study of theatre and performance throughout the Americas that address social, political, and cultural issues of concern to Latin@s, or are written, performed, or produced by Latin@s. Open to new and varied ways of defining what constitutes Latin@ and Latin American theatre and Performance, we bring together scholars and practitioners interested in the history, contemporary practice and future of the field. The LIA supports both the scholarship and practice in Latin@ and Latin American theatre and Performance and the collaborative initiatives between members and their respective institutions. In ongoing effort to expand the field, LIA encourages the development of networks to support both active scholarship and emerging scholars.
The Sol Project is a New York City-based initiative catalyzing change via a national movement to provide productions by Latina/o playwrights, bringing the stories and culture of their community to the fore of the American Theater.
Founded by Artistic Director Jacob Padrón with a collective of producers, actors and directors, Claudia Acosta, Elena Araoz, Adriana Gaviria, David Mendizábal and Laurie Woolery, The Sol Project builds visibility by activating a synergistic network of off-Broadway companies and regional theaters, all committed to producing Latina/o stories and artists. By placing Latina/o plays in conversation with other works in the seasons of major theater companies, the project is slated to not only make a difference in the lives of gifted Latina/o playwrights but also to contribute a bold, kaleidoscopic body of work to what will become the new American canon.