El Teatro Campesino
CELEBRATING 58 years of teatro chicano
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About El Teatro Campesino
Since its inception, El Teatro Campesino and its founder and artistic director, Luis Valdez, have set the standard for Latino theatrical production in the United States. Founded in 1965 on the Delano Grape Strike picket lines of Cesar Chavez’s United Farmworkers Union, the company created and performed “actos” or short skits on flatbed trucks and in union halls
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COVID-19 IMPACT ON PROGRAMS
As of OCT 2022, ETC is entering Phase 3 of its re-opening plan with a hybrid of virtual and in person outdoor events.
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Theatre of the Sphere The Vibrant Being By Luis ValdezEdited by Michael Chemers Book Description from Routledge Theatre of the Sphere is Luis Valdez’s exploration of the principles that underlie his innovations as a playwright, teacher, and theatrical innovator. He...
Our Core Areas of Programming
From flatbed trucks to the Broadway stage, for over fifty-seven years now, El Teatro Campesino has been at the forefront of using theater as an artistic generator of social change. The spheres of ETC’s work can be summarized into three core areas: Professional arts, Community arts, and Arts Education.
Providing unique opportunities to experience the
Accessible programming and productions that help create vibrant communities
Teatro integrated lessons that help equip the next generations with creative tools to succeed
Luis Valdez, Founding Artistic Director & Playwright
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“It’s absolutely essential for every generation to capture that social responsibility. Injustice grows like weeds. The injustices of the world are like weeds, and if you do nothing they’ll choke your whole garden…”
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