This exhibit provides an overview of the 50 years of El Teatro Campesino in the theater arts and activism along with the artistic achievements of its founder Luis Valdez. Valdez who is a 1964 alum of SJSU began this theater group in the fields of the San Joaquin Valley – alongside Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta and Larry Itliong. El Teatro became the cultural arm of the United Farm Workers. Photos, memorabilia, stage props from the ETC archives are on display. The exhibit covers four time periods: Valdez as a student, the beginnings of the ETC, the Broadway and Hollywood productions, and the Contemporary/Future of the ETC.
Program and reception will be Sept 24 at 5:30 with Luis Valdez and Jorge Huerta, Distinguished Professor in Chicano dramatic arts/Professor Emeritus from UC San Diego. Musicians from ETC will also be performing.
PROGRAM AND RECEPTION
September 24, 2015
5:30 PM, Room 229
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
August 31 – October 5th
SJSU | MLK Library
Sponsored by the Chicano Library Collection Advisory Committee – CHC, Department of Mexican American Studies & the Chicano/Latino Faculty Association. Special thanks to the Valdez Family, the Huerta Family, Bob Bain, Dr. J. Curry Rodriguez, Dr. A. Fountain, and the Department of Television, Radio, Film and Theatre.