The Latino Theater Company (LTC) celebrates over 30 years of commitment to the creation of exciting, thought-provoking theater in Los Angeles. Artistic Director José Luis Valenzuela also co-founded the Latino Theater Lab at the LATC in 1985. Together with the Latino Theater Company, he has made significant contributions to the advancement of U.S. Latino Theater. In 2006, LTC was awarded a 20-year lease to operate the LATC, from the City of Los Angeles. Their mission at the LATC is to provide a world-class arts center for those pursuing artistic excellence; a laboratory where both tradition and innovation are honored and honed; a place where the convergence of people, cultures, and ideas contribute to the future. In 2014 they hosted the historic Encuentro 2014 festival, the largest LatinX Theater festival in over 25 years. The company also produces a free pageant play, La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels as a gift to the city each holiday season. The members of the company include José Luis Valenzuela, Evelina Fernandez, Sal Lopez, Geoffrey Rivas, Lucy Rodriguez and the late Lupe Ontiveros.
“Having been together for almost 30 years, the Latino Theater Company is among America’s great ensembles.”
American Theatre Magazine, January 2015
José Luis Valenzuela