The Public Theater and the Latina/o Theater Commons (LTC) is set to co-host the 2016 LTC New York City Convening in partnership with Howlround. The event will gather 175 Latinx theatre makers and celebrate the history and promising future of Latino theatre in New York.
“The Public is deeply honored to be hosting this important gathering of Latino theatre artists,” said artistic director Oskar Eustis in a statement. “Now more than ever we need Latino voices, Latino artists, and Latino theatre. This convening is a vital part of powering this movement.”
The 2016 LTC NYC Convening will take place December 1-4 at The Public Theater and other venues throughout the city. The Convening will gather Latinx theatre artists, scholars, administrators, and advocates, and other stakeholders in the New York City theatre community for four days of conversations, networking, panels, performances, and social events. Participants will be encouraged to brainstorm and implement solutions to the large-scale issues currently facing the industry and artists.
Partnering venues include La Cooperativa of NYC Latinx Theatre Artists, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, the Clemente Soto Veléz Cultural and Educational Center, Teatro Círculo, INTAR, Repertorio Español, Teatro SEA, and the Lark.
The large-scale gathering will also coincide with the world premiere of Hilary Bettis’ Alligator with New Georges at the ART/New York Theatres, directed by Elena Araoz. Alligator is part of The Sol Project, a New-York based initiative dedicated to raising the visibility of Latinx playwrights with supporters that include Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Time Warner Foundation. The Public is a partner alongside Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Labyrinth Theater Company, Atlantic Theater Company, WP Theater, and New Georges.
The 2016 LTC NYC Convening is made possible by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF), the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Barr Foundation, Time Warner Foundation, The Public Theater, Emerson College, and HowlRound. Additional sponsorship and partnership was provided by Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, the Clemente Soto Veléz Cultural and Educational Center, Teatro Círculo, INTAR, Repertorio Español, Teatro SEA, and the Lark.