Latina / Latinx leadership in the arts has transformed since the days of el movimiento! The powerful art, music & teatro of the Chicano Rights movement of the 60s & 70s inspired generations and the changes just keep coming…
Playwrights, directors, theatre makers: Anne García-Romero, Teresa Marrero, Irma Mayorga, and Beatriz Rizk are four vibrant artists and scholars who have led the way through their creativity and relentless inquiry, now on the national leadership team of the Latina/o Theatre Commons.
UO Theatre Arts invites you to join us on Thursday, April 14th, 5pm, at the Hope Theatre for a lively conversation about their experiences, inspirations, and art-making. We’ll hear about their journey, how their art promotes their causes, and what lies ahead for the future of Latina feminisms and the arts…
Anne Garcia-Romero, PhD, Playwright and the Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Assistant Professor in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame.
Teresa Marrero, PhD, Playwright and Professor of Latino/a & Latin American Theater in the Department of World Languages/Literatures/Cultures at the University of North Texas.
Irma Mayorga, PhD, Playwright and Assistant Professor of Theater, Dartmouth College. Affiliated faculty for Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. Founder of the Latina/o Focus Group of the Association for Theater in Higher Education (ATHE).
Beatriz Rizk, PhD, Smithsonian Institution’s Latino Senior Fellow, professor, critic, promoter, and researcher. Published 13 books, and numerous articles on Latina/o theatre and organized more than twenty major theatre conferences. Educational Program Director of the International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami.
Moderated by Theatre Arts doctoral student Olga Sanchez Saltveit, who is also a member of the LTC Steering Committee, this project is mentored by Prof. La Donna Forsgren, Department of Theatre Arts, UO.
The panel conversation is linked to Sanchez Saltveit’s research on the history of the LTC.