The Los Angeles Theatre Center is proud to announce that KCRW has joined Encuentro 2014, a historic national theater festival, as an official media partner. KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. KCRW is driven by the spirit of Los Angeles […]Read more
KPFK 90.7 FM Joins Encuentro 2014 as Media Sponsor KPFK (90.7 FM) is a listener-sponsored radio station based in North Hollywood, California, United States, which serves the Greater Los Angeles Area, and also streams 24 hours a day via the Internet. Learn more at kpfk.org.Read more
Encuentro presents a sweeping view of Latino theater. The month-long Encuentro Theater Festival is underway in Los Angeles. The festival has brought together 19 companies from around the country for performances and workshops at an historic gathering of Latino theater artists. Kinan Valdez and Richard Montoya are among the participants. Valdez is an artistic associate […]Read more
LA Female Playwrights Initiative Interviews Mariela en el Desierto Playwright As part of Encuentro 2014, the Los Angeles Theatre Center has brought in theater companies from across the United States and Puerto Rico. One of the fifteen productions brought in to the heart of downtown Los Angeles is Mariela en el Desierto, produced by Aurora Theater/Teatro del […]Read more
LOS ANGELES THEATRE CENTER CONGRATULATES ITS OVATION AWARD NOMINEES Premeditation, a Latino Theater Company production which premiered at Los Angeles Theatre Center last April, has been nominated for three Ovation Awards: Best Production, Large Theatre Best Direction of a Play: Jose Luis Valenzuela Best Lighting Design, Large Theatre: Pablo Santiago Los Angeles Theatre Center congratulates […]Read more
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Two LATC Productions Garner NAACP Theatre Award Nominations Jozanne Marie received a nomination for her work in “Beautiful” (Best Solo Show category). The powerhouse production was directed by Latino Theater Company Member and LATC Board Member Geoffrey Rivas, The show also marked Rivas’ directorial debut and temporary departure from being seen onstage. This coming of […]Read more
Latino Theater Company/Los Angeles Theatre Company Wins ICWP 2014 50/50 Applause Award The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) is thrilled to report the extraordinary level of international support that is represented by the recipients for this year’s 50/50 Applause Awards, which sets out to recognize theatres that produced 50% or more women playwrights in […]Read more
The Latino Theater Company has demonstrated over 23 years of commitment to creating and producing some of the most exciting main stage theater in the L.A. area.
Founded in 1985 by current Artistic Director, Jose Luis Valenzuela, under the auspices of the former Los Angeles Theatre Center, and known then as the Latino Theater Lab, the company began its legacy of producing memorable work. Examples include: August 29th, Stone Wedding, Roosters, The Promise, La Victima, and Noche de Risa y Susto or Die Laughing, a Day of the Dead fundraising celebration.
The Company also created the New Voices Playwriting Series that commissioned many playwrights including Octavio Solis, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Cherrie Moraga, and Milcha Sanchez-Scott.
In 2003, the Latino Theater Company’s production, Dementia, garnered the prestigious GLAAD Award for Outstanding Theater Production in Los Angeles as well as four Ovation Award nominations in the mid-size theater category. In the same year, the Latino Theater Company incorporated 21 young theater artists to form the Latino Theater Lab. The Latino Theater Lab presented two works: the movement piece War, in 2003, and Melancholia, in 2005.
In January 2006, the Latino Theater Company was awarded a 20-year lease for the Los Angeles Theatre Center from the City of Los Angeles and received a $4 million grant from the California Cultural and Historic Endowment to refurbish the building.
The Los Angeles Theatre Center is a facility of the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and is operated by the Latino Theater Company.
To achieve the goal of providing programming that is relevant and relates to many different cultures in the city, five theater companies form the Los Angeles Theatre Center Cultural Roundtable who present and produce new and well-established culturally specific works that connect to the broad range of Los Angeles residents, expanding artistic theatrical expression in Los Angeles.
A true ensemble group, The Latino Theater Company has demonstrated over 25 years of commitment to creating and producing some of the most exciting main stage theater in the Los Angeles area that investigates the U.S. Latino experience.
The Los Angeles Theatre Center and Latino Theater Company is supported, in part, through grants by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.
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