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LATINOPIA TEATRO “ESPIRITÚ DE AZTLÁN”

During the 1970s a vibrant Chicano theater movement spread across the United States. Inspired by the success of El Teatro Campesino, dozens of theater companies began performing for Latino audiences … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO CARMEN TAFOLLA “OCCUPATION NONE”

Carmen Tafolla is a playwright and performer based in San Antonio, Texas. In her one-woman show she portrays many different barrio personages. In "Occupation None," she embodies the voice of a 91-year … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME “TEATRO CAMPESINO & LOS MASCARONES”

EL TEATRO CAMPESINO/ TEATRO MASCARONES COLLABORATION This photo shows Chicano theater director Luis Valdez with a combined acting team of members of the El Teatro Campesino theater company (United … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO RICARDO ACUÑA

Latinopia.com - Latino Theater Ricardo Acuna from Latinopia.com on Vimeo. Ricardo Acuña is a Los Angeles based the author of three books of poetry. In 2009 he performed selections from "Greetings … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO NAHUI OLLIN “FIRE DANCE”

In the cosmology of the Aztecs, the sun was known as Tonatiuh. The Aztecs believed that every 52 years, the sun expired only to be reborn again and replenish life with a new era of prosperity. The … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “NOTHING TO DECLARE”

Raquel Sentías is a playwright and actress based in Laredo, Texas. She wrote "Nothing to Declare" which takes a whimsical look at the travails faced by Americans when they travel to and from Mexico … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO LUIS VALDEZ “PACHUCO2″

Having created El Pachuco character as the alter ego for the protagonist Henry Reyna in his play "Zoot Suit," playwright and director Luis Valdez was now tasked to find someone who could interpret … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO CRYSTAL CITY 1969

Latinopia Theater Crystal City 1969 from Latinopia.com on Vimeo. Teatro Cara Mia is a Houston based theater company whose original production Crystal City 1969,  celebrates the walk-out by students … [Read more...]

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GREGG BARRIOS – IN HIS OWN WORDS

Gregg Barrios is a San Antonio based playwright, poet and critic. In September of 2008, his play Rancho Pancho was premiered in San Antonio, Texas by the San Antonio Classic Theater. The play examines … [Read more...]

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EVELINA FERNÁNDEZ – IN HER OWN WORDS

EVELINA FERNÁNDEZ - PLAYWRIGHT IN HER OWN WORDS It was at Rowan Avenue elementary school that I started writing, I used to write short stories. And it was the first time I got on stage. I used … [Read more...]

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COMING SOON TO LATINOPIA THEATER

LATINOPIA TEATRO - DANIEL VALDEZ  'ZOOTSUIT'  Daniel Valdez, star of the play Zootsuit, talks about his role as Henry Rayna. LATINOPIA TEATRO  AGUSTÍN LIRA & LUIS VALDEZ "EL TEATRO CAMPESINO" … [Read more...]

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JOSÉ LUIS VALENZUELA – IN HIS OWN WORDS

José Luis Valenzuela is Director of the New Los Angeles Theater Center, located in downtown Los Angeles. The center produces plays reflecting all the communities in Los Angeles. Valenzuela’s roots are … [Read more...]