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1 NATIONAL LATINO THEATRE ALLIANCE “ A New Movement In the Making” (updated 12/2/12)

2 Why a National Latino Theatre Alliance or A National Latino Theatre Network?

3 Some Articulated Aims FOSTER COLLABORATION AMONG NATIONAL COMPANIES BUILD & SHARE REGIONAL RESOURCES PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING ADVOCATE FOR THE NATIONAL LATINO THEATRE FIELD REGENERATE A NATIONAL TOURING NETWORK

4 THE HISTORICAL LEGACY TENAZ EL TEATRO NACIONAL DE AZTLAN TEATROS NATIONALES DE AZTLAN (1970’s – 1980’s) At its peak TENAZ had approximately 80 Teatros in its membership directory…

5 THE WORK OF “ TENAZ ” Held an annual FESTIVAL OF TEATROS ( ) (the crowning achievement: the Fifth Festival at TEOTIHUACAN outside of Mexico City) TRAINING WORKSHOPS AND SYMPOSIUMS at annual Festivals to all teatros Fostered ACTIVE COMMUNICATION between the national teatros Published “ CHICANO THEATRE ” Magazine Annually

6 “CHICANO THEATRE” An Annual Publication of TENAZ El Teatro Nacional De Aztlan (The National Theatre of Aztlan) An Alliance of National Chicano Theater Companies (founded in 1971 and active until 1980) Editor: Adrian Vargas Director of “Teatro De La Gente” (San Jose, CA) Printed by Cucaracha Press (A project of “El Teatro Campesino”)

7 TENAZ DIRECTORY 1974 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGION TEATRO AZTLANNorthridge, CA TEATRO DE LA ESPERAZAGoleta, CA ESPIRITU DE AZTLANPlacentia, CA TEATRO URBANO (LA)El Monte, CA TEATRO DE LOS NIÑOSPasadena, CA TEATRO DE LA JUSTICIASan Fernando, CA TEATRO EL MOVIEMIENTO DE LA PRIMAVERA Los Angeles, CA TEATRO DE LOS BARRIOSLos Angeles, CA TEATRO MESCLALos Angeles, CA TEATRO BACAPasadena, CA TEATRO CHICANITO TIBURCIO VASQUEZSanta Barbara, CA TEATRO CHICANOSanta Barbara, CA TEATRO ANAHUACWestminster, CA TEATRO ACTO PROGRAMLong Beach, CA TEATRO POPULAR DE LA VIDA Y MUERTELong Beach, CA TEATRO MACHETELos Angeles, CA TEATRO ESCUELA DE LA RAZA Blyth, CA TEATRO LIEDOManhattan, CA CONCIENCIA MEXICOYOTLIrvine, CA

8 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGION HIJOS DEL SOLBerkeley, CA EL TEATRO CAMPESINOSan Juan Bautista, CA TEATRO DE LA GENTESan Jose, CA CUCARACHAS EN ACCIONSan Francisco, CA LOS TOPOSOakland, CA TEATRO CON SAFOSDavis, CA TEATRO CONCIENTESan Jose, CA EL POCHO MISTICOSan Jose, CA TEATRO SUSPIROSacramento, CA TEATRO CALCETINOakland, CA TEATRO CENASan Francisco, CA TEATRO QUETZAL San Jose, CA TEATRO DE SANTA CLARASanta Clara, CA TEATRO COMO TUHollister, CA TEATRO ESTUDIANTIL DE SONORA Santa Rosa, CA TEATRO CARLITOSPittsburg, CA CHICANO TEATROStockton, CA TEATRO D.Q.UDavis, CA LOS MITOTEROSModesto, CA EL TEATRO DEL BARRIOParlier, CA TEATRO 3 SEMANASFresno, CA TEATRO DE LAMONT FOR BARRIO ACTIONBakersfield, CA

9 FRONTERA REGION TEATRO MESTIZO San Diego, CA TEATRO RAZITASan Diego, CA SERVIDORES DEL ARBOL DE LA VIDASan Diego, CA NORTHWEST REGION TEATRO DEL PIOJOSeattle, WA COLORADO, ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO REGION TEATRO RASQUACHIColorado Springs, CO SU TEATRODenver, CO TEATRO AMIGOSTucson, AZ TEATRO INDIODouglas, AZ TEATRO ATMLas Cruces, NM TEATRO COLLECTIVO DE ALBUQUERQUEAlbuquerque, NM TEATRO NORTENOMontezuma, NM

10 TEXAS REGION TEATRO DE LOS BARRIOSSan Antonio, TX TEATRO CUCARRACHOBrownsville, TX TEATRO ESTUDIANTILCrystal City, TX TEATRO DE LOS POBRESEl Paso, TX JANUS PLAYERSDallas, TX TEATRO DEL CHICANODel Rio, TX TEATRO MALQUERIDOSMercedes, TX TEATRO JUVENIL DE LA ONDA LIBERADORAMercedes, TX TEATRO LOS POBRESEl Paso, TX TEATRO DE AUSTINAustin, TX TEATRO URBANODallas, TX BILINGUAL REPERTORY THEATER COMPANYKingsville MIDWEST REGION TEATRO DEL BARRIOChicago, IL TEATRO DESEGANO DEL PUEBLOGary, IN TEATRO LA PALOMIADetroit, MI

11 MIDWEST REGION (CONT’D) COMPANIA TRUCHAChicago, IL EL TEATRO POPULARMilwaukee, WI EL TEATRO DE ZAPATAIowa City, IA EAST COAST REGION NATIVE AMERICAN THEATER ENSEMBLENew York, NY LATIN AMERICAN REGION Grupo Los MascaronesMexico City (D.F.), Mexico CLETA/UNAMMexico City (D.F.), Mexico

12 TENAZ is our legacy…. A Latin American Group performing at a TENAZ THEATER FESTIVAL

13 CURRENT EFFORTS IN 21 st CENTURY CONTEXT

14 EXPANSIVE FIELD ASSETS MULTIPLE COMPANIES & ORGANIZATIONS CELEBRATING YEARS OF ACTIVE SERVICE NATIONAL COMPANIES & ORGANIZATIONS WITH PERFORMANCE VENUES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY (BIO)DIVERSITY AMONG MULTIGENERATIONAL LATINA/O THEATRE ARTISTS

15 ACTIVE NATIONAL REGIONS Ongoing Activity: NEW YORK, NEW YORK LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA PACIFIC NORTHWEST MIAMI, FLORIDA ONLINE PLATFORMS Regional Participants: TUCSON, ARIZONA DALLAS, TEXAS Coming Soon: BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA

16 GROUPS IN 2012 “LATINOS IN THEATRE” Online Conversations hosted by Theatre Communications Group Regional Conversations from the Pacific Northwest to Miami, Florida “LATINO THEATRE COMMONS” National Action Plan emerging from the Center for Theatre Commons and Howlround.com at Emerson College in Boston, MA “LA LATINO THEATRE ALLIANCE” Monthly gatherings in the Southern California Region hosted by a different company and held at new spaces “ALLIANCE OF TEATROS LATINOS NEW YORK” A Consortium of 9 New York Latino Theatre Companies organized to advocate for the field and to share resources “NATIONAL LATINO THEATRE WEBSITE ” A new online directory of US Latino-Identified Companies & Artists

17 “LATINOS IN THEATRE” 1)Online Conversations hosted by Theatre Communications Group (TCG) 2)Organized REGIONAL Latino Theatre Conversations LOS ANGELES, CA Host Company: Latino Theater Company MIAMI, FLORIDA Host Company: Teatro Avante TUCSON, ARIZONA Host Company: Borderlands Theatre NORTHWEST Host Companies: Miracle Theatre Group, eSe Teatro DALLAS, TEXAS Host Company: Latino Cultural Center BAY AREA Host Companies: El Teatro Campesino, Teatro Vision __________________________________________________________________ How to Join TCG Conference 2.0: 1. August “Gus” Shulenburg at 2.Let him know you want to join the “Latinos In Theatre” group 3.Once in, post an entry to let the community know you have joined! __________________________________________________________________ How to get “Latinos In Theatre” Updates: Send an to

18 “LATINO THEATRE COMMONS” Original Conversation in WASHINGTON DC hosted by: Arena Stage, Center for Theatre Commons Currently National Steering Committee is working to: Host a NATIONAL LATINO THEATRE Boston convening in late 2013 Organize a NATIONAL LATINA/O PLAY FESTIVAL at DePaul University, Chicago Produce a 2015 FESTIVAL OF TEN PLAYS at the LATC Launch CAFÉ ONDA – A new Latino Theatre Website _________________ CAFÉ ONDA is in its beta launch phase and is accepting proposals for submissions. For more information about CAFÉ ONDA: TLALOC RIVAS:

19 “LA LATINO THEATRE ALLIANCE” 1) Monthly meetings in Southern California 2) Working to organize a WEST COAST ENCUENTRO in Spring 2013 Hosting Companies: Latino Theater The LATC CASA O101 Teatro Frida Kahlo East LA Rep Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble Company of Angels Bilingual Foundation for the Arts El Teatro Campesino How to get LA Latino Theatre Alliance notices: Send an to:

20 “ALLIANCE OF TEATROS LATINOS/NEW YORK” The Mission: The mission of the Alliance is to advocate on behalf of a strong Latino sector within New York’s competitive nonprofit and performing arts field. The Companies: Repertorio Español Teatro Sea Thalîa Spanish Theatre Teatro Círculo Iati TheaterIntar Teatro LateaPregones Theater Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre The Stats: people employed year-round $6.5 million in combined revenue 300,000 statewide participants For More Information:

21 “NATIONAL LATINO THEATRE WEBSITE ” “SITIO WEB de TEATRO LATINO NACIONAL” A Directory of US + Theatre Companies & Artists, organized by: The site will include: Directory of LATINO-IDENTIFIED COMPANIES in the US Directory of Latino INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS (Actors, Directors, Designers, etc.) Directory of National & International FESTIVALS Directory of National, Regional and Local ORGANIZATIONS dedicated to Supporting Latino Theatre in the US Links to Company & Organization WEB PAGES Discussion and Commentary Sections _____________________________________ For more information contact Mario Ernesto Sánchez, Producing Artistic Director of Teatro Avante:

22 QUESTIONS WHAT FORMS WILL COLLABORATION AMONG NATIONAL COMPANIES TAKE? HOW CAN WE BUILD & SHARE REGIONAL RESOURCES? WHAT KIND OF DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING? WHERE DO WE ADVOCATE FOR THE NATIONAL & REGIONAL FIELDS? WHAT ARE THE MODELS FOR REGENERATING A NATIONAL TOURING NETWORK?

23 How to Join TCG Conference 2.0: 1. August “Gus” Shulenburg at 2.Let him know you want to join the “Latinos In Theatre” group 3.Once in, post an entry to let the community know you have joined! ________________________________________________________ For More Information about NY Alliance: ________________________________________________________ How to get “Latinos In Theatre” Updates: Send an to ________________________________________________________ For more information about CAFÉ ONDA: TLALOC RIVAS: _________________________________________________________ For more information about NATIONAL LATINO THEATRE WEBSITE: Mario Ernesto Sánchez:

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25 I. INTRODUCTIONS: CONTEXT FOR THE CONVERSATION 20 min Host Introductions Participants Roll Call Overview of the conversation precedents Sharing current national activity towards building a network Unique Opportunity: 2013 TGC National Conference in Dallas II. VISUAL MAPPING OF CONVERSATION PARTICIPANTS 15 min The Group by “Years in the Field” The Group by “Profession Identity” III. GROUP BRAINSTORMS: REGIONAL SITUATION 30 min What are our Current Assets? What are the Challenges? What are the BIG IDEAS for A National Latino Theatre Network? What’s the story about D/FW Latino Theatre you want the nation to know? 10 min Break IV.WORKING GROUPS: ENVISIONING STEPS TOWARD A NETWORK25 min A. Small Working Groups Address One Big Idea B. Small Working Groups Identify building blocks towards Big Idea V.REPORT BACK 20 min VI.REGIONAL NEXT STEPS 20 min


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