El Teatro Campesino 

CELEBRATING 55 years of

teatro chicano

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Upcoming Events

12

DEC

New Radio Production of “La Virgen del Tepeyac” Available Online!

This year’s “La Virgen del Tepeyac” offerings are available for free! Donations will gladly be accepted. 

26

JAN

A Conversation with Dolores Huerta & Luis Valdez

In this special talk, Dolores and Luis will reflect on their long history in the Santa Clara Valley, their work in the struggles for social and environmental justice, and perspectives on relationships between history, land and people in California. 

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COVID EL BAILADOR

Listen to a short radio acto in spanish on the importance of staying safe this holiday season. Created in partnership with the City of Watsonville and the Watsonville Campesino Appreciation Caravan. 

About El Teatro Campesino

Our History

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

OUR MISSION 

It is our mission to make teatro a creator of vibrant community

COVID-19 IMPACT ON PROGRAMS

ALL OUR IN PERSON EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY.

WE ARE TRANSITIONING A NUMBER OF PROGRAMS TO ONLINE PLATFORMS AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO IN 2021. 

PLEASE CHECK PAGE REGULARLY AS WE UPDATE OUR PLANS  

Luis Valdez, Founding Artistic Director & Playwright

Photo credit: Robert Eliason

“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…”

- Luis Valdez

Our Core Areas of Programming

From flatbed trucks to the Broadway stage, for over fifty-five 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.

Professional ARTS

Providing unique opportunities to experience the
Performing Arts

Community ARTS

Accessible programming and productions that help create vibrant communities

ARTS EDUCATION

 Teatro integrated lessons that help equip the next generations with creative tools to succeed

Thank You To Our Funders

  • Distracted Globe Foundation
  • The J & M Foundation 

                                                                     

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