Chicago to Host Festival of New Latino Plays

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The Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC) and Emerson College's HowlRound, a theatrical blog, have collaborated to present the 2015 Carnaval of New Latina/o Work. The event will take place July 23-25 at Chicago's Theatre School at DePaul University.

Eight of the shows will be presented as free staged readings, and the remaining will be available as scripts. The plays were selected from nearly 100 submissions nationwide, by a panel composed of theatre professionals and academics. The 2015 participating playwrights include Mando Alvarado, Georgina Escobar, Magdalena Gómez, M​atthew Paul Olmos, Milta Ortiz,​Emilio Rodriguez, Octavio Solis and Marisela Treviño Orta. In addition, new works will be distributed by Migdalia Cruz, Amparo Garcia­Crow, Virginia Grise and Diane Rodriguez.

LTC was created in 2012 when Latina/o theatre artists united with the mission of establishing national events that would provide opportunities for fellow artists and create new partnerships. Carnaval is the third in a series of national events hosted by LTC and HowlRound.

Readings are free; however, reservations are required. To register and for more information visit

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