Affiliation: Latino/a Theatre Commons
The first large-scale formal gathering of the Latina/o theatre community since 1986
(BOSTON – Oct. 7, 2013) The Latina/o Theatre Commons, a new national advocacy initiative, hosted a historical convening of 75 Latina/o actors, directors, producers, playwrights, designers, and scholars representing all regions of the United States. They gathered to explore the history, current challenges, opportunities, and visions for Latina/o theatre-makers in the 21st century. This National Convening, was held Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2013 at the Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre in the Emerson / Paramount Center (559 Washington St., Boston, Mass.), was the first gathering of its kind since 1986. Over the course of the convening, those gathered sought to advance the state of Latina/o theatre-making through sharing artistic, organizing, and institutional wisdom. Strategies were identified to seed collaborations and strength the burgeoning network of Latina/o theatre artists.