El Teatro Campesino
CELEBRATING 56 years of teatro chicano
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*NEW* COMMUNITY CIRCULOS
Participants who registered for this pilot program are currently working with ETC artists to develop a new short collective piece to be featured in Palabra Vol. Familia this Summer!
PALABRA: VOL. FAMILIA
The annual artist showcase returns this summer with an Online Public Showcase.
CALL FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN – DEADLINE JUNE 5th, 2022
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Event details to come.
LA VIRGEN DEL TEPEYAC
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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
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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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