The Los Angeles Theatre Center is a facility of the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and is operated by the Latino Theater Company.
As the operators of the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC), The Latino Theater Company’s mission is to provide a world-class performing arts center for those pursuing artistic excellence. Through diverse theater, dance, and music programming we honor tradition and innovation to cultivate a space where the convergence of people, cultures and ideas contribute to the future of artistic exchange in the global city of
The Latino Theater Company (LTC) celebrates over 28 years of commitment to the creation of exciting,thought-provoking theater in Los Angeles. Artistic Director José Luis Valenzuela co-founded the company while working at the LATC in 1985, with the support of Bill Bushnell, Diane White and Alan Mandell, the innovative Artistic and Producing Directors of the LATC at the time. In 2005 the Latino Theater Company embarked on a new vision to establish a cultural arts center in Downtown Los Angeles. The LTC was awarded a 20-year lease for the Los Angeles Theatre Center from the City of Los Angeles and a $4 million grant from the California Cultural and Historical Endowment to renovate the historic, four-theater complex.
Since re-opening in 2007, the LTC has produced critically acclaimed seasons that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles. LATC season programming has consistently been recommended by critics and audiences alike, with shows garnering many L.A. Times Critic’s Choice, Backstage Critic’s Pick, LA Weekly Pick of the Week, and many Ovation Award Nominations and Recommendations over the years. Selected awards and nominations include: LATC Ovation Award Nomination for Best Season (2009); GLAAD Award (Dementia),2011 Ovation Award Nomination for Playwriting (Hope), and 2012 LA Drama Critic’s Circle Award (A Mexican Trilogy).
Artistic Director | Jose Luis Valenzuela
Member | Evelina Fernandez
Member | Lupe Ontiveros†
Member | Sal Lopez
Member | Geoffrey Rivas
Member | Lucy Rodriguez