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Latina/o Theatre Commons Convening

Friday, April 15, 2016 to Sunday, April 17, 2016
LTC Pacific Northwest Convening

The Latina/o Theatre Commons invites Latina/o theatre artists and scholars from around the country to participate in this convening to engage in a national dialogue on building the Latina/o Theatre movement in the Pacific Northwest. Latina/o and allied teatristas are welcome to participate in this free event. The 2016 LTC Pacific Northwest Convening is hosted by the University of Washington School of Drama.


FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016


Convening Check In + Cocktail Hour

Location: Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre Lobby, University of Washington School of Drama

What: Before the convening officially begins, join us for wine, mingling, and small bites from some of Seattle’s favorite eateries. The check in table opens at 7:00pm.


LTC Pacific Northwest Convening Opening Ceremonies*

Location: Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre, University of Washington School of Drama

What: The 2016 Pacific Northwest Convening will begin with a session reflecting on the history of Latina/o theatre in the Pacific Northwest and celebrating the legacy of Maria Irene Fornés and her influence on Seattle theatre. We’ll also hear from the Office of the Mayor of Seattle, proclaiming April 15 as Latina/o Theatre Day!

The evening will include the following selected short readings of María Irene Forné work:

Fefu and Her Friends Directed by Roy Antonio Arauz With Maggie Carrido Adams and Idalia Limón Barro (Mud) Translated and directed by Rose Cano With Fernando Cavallo, Sophie Franco, and Marco Voli.

Enter the Night Directed by Nelda Reyes With Veronika Nuñez, Roberto Astorga, and Amalia Alarcón-Morris Letters from Cuba Directed by Fernando Luna With Francisco J. Bujanda Añez.

*This event is being livestreamed on HowlRound TV



Interactive Conversation Part 1: Making Connections

Location: Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre, University of Washington School of Drama

What: Join us for the first part of a two day conversation about the growing Latina/o Theatre Movement in the US. We will be making connections with people from across the region, finding similarities, and beginning conversations about the issues in our communities.


Dinner on Your Own!

Location: Seattle Center, Lower Queen Anne

What: Join members of the LTC Steering Committee and your fellow Pacific Northwest based artists for dinner at a choice of delicious restaurants close to Seattle Repertory Theatre. The Host Committee will make reservations at several local favorites, all you have to do is sign up for a slot on Friday or Saturday. Reservations will begin between 5:30-5:45pm, giving you plenty of time to get to the theatre!


Local Seattle Theatre Production: brownsville song (b side for tray) by kimber lee

Location: Seattle Repertory Theatre 155 Mercer Street, Seattle Seattle Center

What: Join the LTC National Steering Committee and your fellow conveners for a night of theatre in Seattle. Afterwards, join us in the Spirits Lounge for a special post-show reception sponsored by The Umbrella Project.


Late Night Party @ Agave!

Location: Agave Cocina & Tequilas 100 Republican St #100

What: After a day of conversations and theatre, let loose with your fellow conveners down the street from the Seattle Repertory Theatre for a late night happy hour.

SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016


Interactive Conversation Part 2: Moving Forward

Location: Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre, University of Washington School of Drama

What: Part two of this conversation will center on reflecting what we’ve learned, connections we’ve forged, and commitments we can all make to further Latina/o theatre in our communities.

 LTC Seattle Convening Welcome Packet (PDF)