ABOUT ENCUENTRO DE LAS AMERICAS 2017
The 2017 Encuentro seeks to establish an active dialogue between Latinx theatre companies in the United States and our counterparts in the Américas. This festival will feature three weeks of artistic exchange, cross-company co-creation, and presented performances, in repertory, for audiences in Los Angeles, including one weekend-long International Convening of leading Latinx and Latin American theatremakers and guests produced by the Latinx Theatre Commons.
Twelve participating companies will join the Latino Theater Company and work together during the three-week residency at The Los Angeles Theatre Center to share creative methodologies that will culminate in a performance of co-created new work during the International Convening. This unique opportunity allows participants and audiences to take an in-depth look at the range of aesthetic diversity in our work.
Encuentro 2017 will be held at the historic Los Angeles Theatre Center, a multi-theatre complex in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA with a total of five performance spaces. The festival will form the centerpiece of the 2017 LATC fall season and will provide a venue for the 2017 Latina/o Theatre Commons International Convening.