El Teatro Campesino
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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.
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
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
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…”
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.
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
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