El Teatro Campesino
CELEBRATING 56 years of
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Dia de los Muertos Annual Celebration
Virtual Celebration on Facebook Live beginning at 6pm! We hope you’ll join us.
Giving Tuesday – Join a Generosity Movement
On this day, join a global movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Every act of generosity counts today and everyday. Please consider donating to causes and organizations on this day.
“La Virgen del Tepeyac” 6am (PST)
Online Mañanitas Screening + Rental Period Begins
Celebrate el dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe with a free mañanitas screening of the 2008 theatrical production.
Can’t tune in that morning? “La Virgen del Tepeyac” will also be made available for a 48hr rental period online beginning 12/12 at 9am.
“La Pastorela” (2009) View Online Anytime
Performed inside Mission San Juan Bautista in 2009, enjoy this filmed performance online for free. Donations will gratefully be accepted. Check back here for the link to view.
La Pastorela: A New Radio Production
A new Spanish radio adaptation will be made available online to listen to anytime. Stay tuned as special radio broadcasts of the new production are announced.
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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
COVID-19 IMPACT ON PROGRAMS
As of june 2021, we plan to maintain our public events through online and virtual platforms at least until the end of the year.
we look forward to hosting in person events again in 2022
PLEASE CHECK PAGE REGULARLY AS WE UPDATE OUR PLANS
Exterior of El Teatro Campesino's headquarters in Del Rey, Ca in 1968, then called, "El Centro Campesino Cultural." Photo from the ETC Archives. The Teatro Campesino mural created by Antonio Bernal in 1968 features La Adelita, Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata, César E....
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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