El Teatro Campesino
CELEBRATING 57 years of teatro chicano
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Back in person at the ETC Playhouse AUG. 25-27th. Performers will be outdoors, however audiences will be semi indoors. Details below on this unique experience and how to purchase your tickets!
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS EVENT & PROCESSION
Mark your calendars, November 2nd, 2023! FREE EVENT
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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
It is our mission to make teatro a creator of vibrant community
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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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Luis Valdez to be awarded the 2015 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities by President Obama
We are proud to announce that Luis Valdez will be awarded the 2015 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities by President Obama for bringing Chicano culture to American drama. The NEA has awarded more than $5 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity,...
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
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…”
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